From Deborah Larew, Director, Office for Students with Disabilities
“Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.” ―Charles Dickens
This quote has been prominent on my desk for many years and through many circumstances in my life. It is a constant reminder to show kindness to each person I encounter. This is not always an easy task especially when I have to make decisions that are unpopular or tell students things that they don’t want to hear! However, even when I have to act on things that are not pleasant, I can still do it with kindness and a soft heart. Having a soft heart doesn’t mean being a pushover; it just means caring for the people around us, even when we have to make decisions that are difficult.