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Question of the Month: Can You Change the Way You View Challenges?

Can You Change the Way You View Challenges?
Below is a letter from a school student who heard me present. The message and true transformation I embody helped her to change and reframe her challenges to the point that she set her life on a new trajectory as a result. if she can achieve this, so can you!
Hello Mr.Azim Khamisa,
   My name is Vanessa Brunetta and I am a senior at The Bishop’s School. Following your presentation on campus on November 8th, last Friday, I had a very heartfelt encounter with you and I really appreciate the time you took out of your day to listen to my story for a few minutes. I previously attended a middle school where you presented about 7 years ago and changed the outlook I had on life at the time.
I have been in the foster care system since age 8, and your story and ability to spread the idea of peace inspired me to take the appropriate steps towards success as a 13-year-old.
Following your presentation 7 years ago, my attitude towards the world no longer represented hatred but took me down a path of forgiveness. Forgiveness of my biological mother, whom I deemed responsible for my being in the foster care system, and forgiveness of the world whom I held accountable for all of my young confusion and pain.
Today as a senior, I am extremely appreciative of the message you have and continue to spread as it has not only changed my life 7 years ago but still influences my daily journey. It was a pleasure meeting you 7 years ago, and again for a second time last week. Thank you again, Mr.Khamisa.
Vanessa Brunetta


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