Sometimes something that is a little bit bad can bring out something good.
A couple of 12/13-year-old-boys was teasing a girl at the school I teach. Not saying anything really bad, just teasing her, which is enough to make someone sad.
A few days later I spoke to one little boy and asked him if he knew why I wanted to talk to him. (He had just jumped on the teasing train as the last person, not really knowing what it was about).
His big eyes looked up on me like two huge question marks.
When he heard that a girl was sad and realized he had a part in it,
compassion, empathy and sadness filled the big brown eyes.
A small heart grew greater than his little body and was crying out.
With tears watering his eyes,
small almost silent words formed on his lips as he asked
“How can one make sadness go away when you have hurt someone?”
“We must find the girl so that I can apologize”
Sitting there I understood that I had just witnessed a small miracle. In that boys heart lies our future. And it can be a good one.