Internationally renowned storyteller, Len Cabral, presented an assembly to students and staff at Amity Middle School Bethany on Wednesday, October 5th. Each story had a truth about life that was revealed.Students loved the tale Len told of going to lunch with his brother. When he saw people who trashed an area after eating, he wanted to confront them and make them clean it up, but he was afraid of the very burly, muscular man who was friends with the delinquents. His brother used tact to get them to clean up the mess that they had made. Thus the nugget of truth, “You can attract more bees with honey than with vinegar,” was explained.
One student said Len’s presentation reminded him of the “Be Amity” program at our school. For this student “to be your best self” means to spread happiness by being the light of the candle or the mirror that reflects it. Len clearly was the light for all of us. May we reflect to others what his stories gave to us.