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The Great Answer Series: Lessons Learned

Posted on Tuesday, January 14th, 2014.


We Are StoryCorps is back and ready for 2014!

With resolutions flying around and everyone kicking off January with new beginnings, we thought it was time to bring you another installment of our “Great Answer” series. We ask the StoryCorps staff a question from our beloved “Great Questions” list and hear what they have to say. Last time, we heard from Ashwini Shridhar from our Participant Relations department. This week, we asked Ms. Christina Stanton, Door-to-Door Facilitator, to take a stab at answering a question.

We asked:

What are the most important lessons you’ve learned in life?

“A couple of years ago, I had the chance to serve as an AmeriCorps volunteer at an an elementary school. My director was adamant that while on school property, we had to have a smile on our face because for some of our students, this could be the only smile they would see all day. I was admittedly skeptical at first, but it became obvious as my time went on that this small gesture made all the difference in my students’ attitude and work. This works with adults too–the little things you do can make a difference in someone’s life.”

Do you have a “Great Question” you’d like our staff to answer? Let us know below!

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  • When will the mobile Storycorps be in either Dallas Texas or Portland Oregon?

    Comment from Bruce Hamilton on January 16, 2014 at 12:59 am - Reply to this Comment

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