One evening before Mary Martin, the great Broadway musical star, was to go on stage in South Pacific, a note was handed to her. It was from Oscar Hammerstein. He had written it to her from his deathbed: “Dear Mary, a bell’s not a bell till you ring it. A song’s not a song until you sing it. Love in your heart is not put there to stay. Love isn’t love until you give it away.”
After the performance many people rushed backstage, exclaiming, “Mary, what happened to you here tonight? We have never heard anything like that performance! You sang with more power than you’ve ever sung!” Blinking back tears, Mary read them the note from Hammerstein and added, “Tonight, I gave my love away!”
Empower children so they can discover there authentic self. Give LOVE to a child!