Understanding our ABCs with the Teachable Spirit

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Understanding our ABCs with the Teachable Spirit

What is it that keeps us going in times of difficulty?
How do we face challenging days ahead?
What simple idea can the teachable spirit remember when motivation is flagging?

Tim Lee, Founder and Executive Director of One Black Man, incorporated these encouraging

Douglas Monene, Founder of Ingrid Education Centre, holding one of the graduates in Nairobi, Kenya, November, 2013.

Douglas Monene, Founder of Ingrid Education Centre, holding one of the graduates in Nairobi, Kenya, November, 2013.

words in his speech addressing the graduating class of 2004 from Hampton University, using each letter of the alphabet. Dr. William Harvey’s tenure as the President of Hampton University spans 30 years while simultaneously maintaining 100% ownership of the Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of Houghton, Michigan; hence, the reference to a “Harvey” model of leadership.

When times are tough we should…

Take the A-and accept the challenge
The B-and believe in ourselves
The C-convert our thoughts into hopes
The D-the determination to convert our hopes into dreams

Eighth graders of Ingrid Education Centre completing their end term exams, Nairobi, Kenya, August 2014.

Eighth graders of Ingrid Education Centre completing their end term exams, Nairobi, Kenya, August 2014.

We should E-expect some obstacles on the way up
And F-fight while we’re faithful and finish the course
We should G-get God on our side
And H-have a Harvey model of leadership
We should I-inspire someone else
And J-take Jesus on our journey
We should K-keep on keeping on
And L-be a leader

End of term exams at Ingrid Education Centre, August, 2014.

Students Ingrid Education Centre, Nairobi, Kenya, study hard to pass their end term exams, August, 2014.

We should M-make everyday count
And N-never give up!
We must O-overcome our obstacles
And P-put our best foot forward
We must Q-quit quitting
And R-run the race with patience
We must S-strive on
While T-trusting in The Lord
We should U-use our talents
And V-value our time
We should W-wait for understanding
And X- x-ray our own lifestyles
We should Y-yearn to achieve all that we seek
And Z-be zealous when reaching the top!
AMEN!!

Originally uploaded to www.morguefile.com by mconnors.

Originally uploaded to www.morguefile.com by mconnors.

Simple ideas are easier to remember under stress or situations that seem to linger, causing the teachable spirit to feel encouraged and uplifted. Returning to the basics, “becoming as little children,” as Yeshua (Jesus) said, alleviates the tension of feeling the weight of the responsibility for “being an adult.”

One of the many faces of Ingrid Education Centre captured by Isaac V. Photography, January 2013.

One of the many faces of Ingrid Education Centre captured by Isaac V. Photography, January 2013.

Thank you, Tim Lee, for such an energetic delivery of this speech, helping us to remember our ABCs!

Contact Dr. Warren Bruhl via email: dr.bruhl@dreamweaver911.org or other members of  the Board through Dreamweaver International to support Kimana School or Leadership and Professional Studies

Contact Douglas Monene, founder of Ingrid Education Centre via email: douglasmonene@gmail.com to learn how to sponsor one of the children who attend Ingrid

 

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