On Thursday 10/26/2017, Eckerd Connects E-Nini-Hassee’s own Deborah Richmond was interviewed on Moments of Clarity with Tiffany Werhner. During the Interview, Deborah mentioned the ritual of saying your gratefuls and how this repeated exercise can create a positive outlook. I began to think about the times I have found myself in a bad mood. I thought about how I have the ability to focus on the positive or the negative aspects of my life. Like any task we perform in our daily lives, practice makes perfect. So, saying your gratefuls should be no different. It can be hard at first, but the more you do it, the better you get at thinking about the things in your life that are hopeful, positive and happy. This is my first month at E-Nini-Hassee and I was greeted with a wonderful sign and so many wonderful girls and women. As I travel far and wide spreading the word about the work done at E-Nini-Hassee, I will think about the girls saying their gratefuls, and remember to always try and say mine. Please take some time to hear the interview, you can download it or play it directly from this link: https://soundcloud.com/raquel-saavedra-905479257/2017-10-26debrichmond-102617
During the Interview, Tiffany mentioned the song, "The Greatest Love of All” I looked up the song to see who wrote it and saw that it was not Whitney Houston but Linda Creed. Linda wrote the lyrics to the song while she was fighting the breast cancer that would take her life at age 37. The words describe her feelings about coping with life and being strong whether you succeed or fail. She wanted us to remember to pass that strength on to children to carry with them into their adult lives. "I believe the children are our future…teach them well and let them lead the way. Show them all the beauty they possess inside". This is the work that I see when I visit E-NIni-Hassee. I see adults, working hard to give children reasons to be grateful, no matter what they will face down their sunny road.