The Power of One

I am writing to you from the beach today, where I took a wonderful walk by the ocean this morning.  Even though I was surrounded by my family and listening to various conversations,  I could not stop thinking about The Power Of One, by Bryce Courtenay. Have you read it?  It’s a great novel about a young English boy named Peekay.  Although Peekay has a tough childhood (to say the least) he always manages to rise above the hardships he encounters.  He is blessed to have some amazing mentors along his epic journey and ends up changing not only his life, but countless others who are affected by apartheid in South Africa.  He learns about the “power of words, the power to transform lives, and the power of one”.  I cannot help but think of Professor Child when I read that last sentence.

Professor Child was an idea that blossomed into a business.  We too believe in the power of words to transform lives.  We believe in the impact one child can have on another.  And now we are so proud to launch our first production, Children and Divorce.  I can’t help but think of the power of one; the power of one child sharing their divorce story with another and the positive impact it will have.  I am so grateful that we are receiving amazing feedback from so many people and organizations.   It makes me feel that we are on the right track .  It’s the power of one, baby!

Peekay: I remember my nanny would tell me, that if I listened to the wind, I would hear the voices of my life. I listened, and heard Doc talk about justice. I heard Geel Piet talk about hope. I heard Daboola Manzi, the odd medicine man, talk about courage. I heard Maria. These are the voices of my life, the voices of Africa. These are the voices I carry with me, as Duma and I set out together to help bring our country closer to a good tomorrow.


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