Changing a life

changing a lifeI grew up, the oldest of four brothers and one sister, on a dairy farm in central Maine (USA). There were more cows in our town than people. I was the first in my family to graduate from college.

This morning I woke up early enough to milk the cows, 4:30 a.m., thinking about a person who changed my life and how he did it.

Robert Treadwell accomplished many things in his life.  He was a Youth Worker, Maine State Representative, and Pastor. But the thing I most remember about Bob was his ability to see. He saw value in me that I didn’t see in myself and he gave part of himself to bringing it out. He saw what could be in me.

Changing a life begins with seeing what could be and then investing in bringing it out.


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Who has changed your life?

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Dan Rockwell

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