This is the title of one of my favorite films of Leonard Bernstein. In it he expresses the profound and obvious thing that we all know: that when we teach, we learn just as not much if not more, ourselves. This week I've been reminded of how we never know the difference we might make in someone's life. Last month I had the opportunity to speak to students in a variety of settings at Cottey College. I learned so much from the students, and was inspired by them. They have been so generous in their expression of gratitude to me. A few weeks later, I had the opportunity to see some of the most important mentors of my life: my first organ teacher, James Steel. My college organ professor Joyce Jones. My college conducting teacher, Stephen Heyde. And a dear friend, Betty Young whose late husband Robert (Dr. Young) was one of the pivotal people in my life. Dr. Young was the first person to whom I confessed that I wanted to be a conductor. I expressed to him my concern about feeling called to this profession, when I had previously thought I was called into full time music ministry. He said two things to me that changed my life forever. In his deep voice, he said (of orchestral music) "Beverly, this music is where we find GOD!" And then he explained that one need not have full time employment at a church to minister to people through music. Those two statements secured and validated the direction I wanted to go, and in doing so, changed my life. Now I have this amazing opportunity to serve as a "Success Coach" with a 7th grade student in Bemidji as part of this innovative program called "Students First." My wish for my own life is that I will always be a "student first." And that I will always remember that we never know what we might say on any given day that could make a huge difference in someone's life. Carry on!