Life Lesson

The eight local students who survived the sinking of the Sea Diamond near the island of Santorini gathered in a conference room of the Kitsap Sun last week. They were joined by one of their teachers. (Another teacher and a grandmother were unavailable.) As interesting to me as their stories about the shipwreck itself, was their thoughts on what they’d learned.

None seemed too shaken a week after the ordeal, but their calm and the collective sense of humor hid the newfound perspective many of them shared. It sounds cliche, but they came back with a new respect for their own lives and their relationships in comparison to their material stuff. They witnessed a leader and they discovered leadership within themselves.

We are still working on another online presentation about the event. I’ll let you know when it posts.

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