How much difference can one hour make?
How much difference can you make when you stand on the stage of a huge auditorium and speak on parenting to 500+ parents?
The answer - A LOT.
A lady called me yesterday.
She said -
"I am the mom of a Josephite.
My son is in the St Joseph's Boys' High School - and I attended your workshop at his parent orientation program 2 years ago.
To say that - that 1 hour of sitting in that packed auditorium listening to you was life altering for us - would be a gross understatement.
It was absolutely unbelievable how my son transformed within a week of implementing everything you asked us to do at the workshop.
From an irritable child who constantly threw tantrums and shouted - he became a calm happy child.
And that changed my life as well.
From a person who was always sad, angry and scared - I became a happy person.
I see my sister suffering like I was suffering when I attended your workshop.
Please consult with her and change her life too."
I was left speechless.
And all I could do - was - bow my head in gratitude.
Parents frequently call my workshops life changing - but every time they do - I am overwhelmed with gratitude for being able to make an impact through what I love to do.
My Dad always says that his only dream for me - is that I should be able to make the world a slightly happier place with everything I do every day.
And - I think I can say that I am making that dream come alive in small ways.
A lot of times schools and corporates who want to organize a parenting workshop - say they can only do one session with me.
And they are not sure how much difference one session can make.
Yes it does make a difference.
Every smile makes the world a better place.
And I believe that we must do what we can for that one smile right NOW!!
My sincere gratitude to all those schools and organisations that give me these opportunities.