Yesterday I proudly sat in the audience and watched my son and his fifth grade class present their special Black History Month Performance. Each student had researched and learned about a different “trailblazer and difference maker.” Each student had written a biography about this individual, and each student presented the biography to the audience, speaking as if the student was the distinguished person.
My son learned about Dr. Daniel Hale Williams, a doctor who opened the first integrated hospital; a doctor who learned about, and implemented, sanitary treatment conditions in operating rooms; and the doctor who performed the first successful open heart surgery.
My favorite part of my son’s “I Am Dr. Daniel Hale Williams” speech was the quote at the end. In addition to the general biography facts my son and his classmates had researched, each student had also learned a famous quote that was associated with their distinguished individual, a quote that speaks of the character and actions of this famous person.
And this week, I’d like to share with my readers that quote. It’s a quote that I think is a beautiful mantra for how to live one’s life.
“Anything is possible when it’s done in love and everything you can do should be done in love or it will fail.” – Dr. Daniel Hale Williams