Happy 10th birthday, Qweekend, from a hoarder of QW articles. I also keep the Ordinary People columns in a scrapbook at the high school where I work, providing the students with the opportunity to read these “out of the box” stories. These stories all seem to have a similar theme of resilience, hard work and determination. These and the idea of self-worth are things we can’t learn, but something we find within ourselves when adversity calls. I work with and encourage these young adults to be the best version of themselves and not to “follow the pack”, even when this seems to be the easier path to take. I find the best way to get this message across is to show, not tell.
Dee Hudson, Park Ridge