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5th Dec, 2023

A college professor had his Sociology class students go into the Baltimore slums to get the case histories of 200 young boys.

They were asked to write an evaluation of each boy’s future. In every case, the students wrote, “He hasn’t got a chance.”

Twenty-five years later another sociology professor came across the earlier study.

He had his students follow up on the project to see what had happened to these boys.

Except for 20 boys who had moved away or died, the students learned that 176 of the remaining 180 had achieved more than ordinary success as lawyers, doctors & businessmen.

The professor was astounded and decided to pursue the matter further. Fortunately, all men were in the area, and he could speak to each one, “How do you account for your success?”

In every case, the reply came, “There was a teacher…”

The teacher was still alive, so he sought her out and asked the old but alert lady what magic formula she had used to pull these boys out of the slums and into achievement.

The Teacher’s eyes sparked and her lips broke into a gentle smile, “It’s very simple,” she said, “I just loved those boys.”

Today give to everyone you meet,

A touch,

A smile,

A kind word,

A listening ear,

An honest compliment,

Or the smallest act of caring,

Too often we underestimate the power of these small acts but all of them have the potential to turn a life around.

Let’s just spread a little love in the world, see the magic happen & stay blessed forever!