Can you name the wealthiest person in the world? How about last year’s winners of the Nobel Peace Prize? Best Actor last year? Miss America? Many find it difficult to come up with these answers – we seem to forget the ‘famous’ people of yesterday. But can you name the teacher who had the most influence on you? A friend who helped you through a crisis? The person who taught you a great lesson of life?
Applause dies away . . . awards can tarnish and achievements are all too soon forgotten it seems. The people who make the real difference in our lives generally are not the ones with the most money, the best looks or the most awards. They are the ones that simply care about us.
Our organization offers boys a gift of character to a character- starved world, it teaches diligence and perseverance of long-term emotional involvement in a society that screams for instant gratification . . . it embraces diversity in a nation where people have lost the skills of welcoming those who may be different. Our boys learn that their talent is a special treasure used to bring happiness and hope into the lives of others and that in doing so – happiness and hope to them as well.
A basketball in my hands is worth about $20 . . . but in the hands of LeBron James, that same basketball is worth about $33 million! A tennis racket in my hands is pretty useless . . . but in the hands of Roger Federer, that very same racket is a Wimbledon championship! Ordinary things can become extraordinary . . . it just depends whose hands they’re in!
The Fort Bend Boys Choir of Texas is not the kind of place where boys have to be . . . it’s the kind of place where boys want to be!