My elementary school principal was Mr. Wolfe. I was in his office more than the average child because I was not and still remain not average.
I have always been out spoken. However, growing up in an era where children were to be seen and not heard; was definately a challenge for me. Stand down, hush, and not having the last word, were not easy tasks for me, as a child. As a result of my outgoing personality, Mr. Wolfe and I became very well acquainted.
Mr. Wolfe would always sternly call me into his office however, once behind the closed door, there was a kind tone from him that instructed me to take a seat. Mr. Wolfe would start off by telling me my gift of gab would take me far but I needed to practice self control.
I can still hear Mr. Wolfe's voice saying; "If you can't control your mouth then your mouth is going to control you."
Over the course of our time together Mr. Wolfe would speak words of encouragement into me and continuously remind me that he believed in me. I can honestly say Mr. Wolfe was a great man of inspiration as well as an awesome male role model. I have made many choices in life to pay forward the seeds sown into me as a little girl, by the Good Mr. Wolfe. ~One Love Diane
"Every great achiever is inspired by a great mentor"
(Lailah Gifty Akita)