I have no words to adequately express my thanks to those whom I call 'mentor' in my life. I have been where some of you are today - starting out in a new role, new classroom, new performing ensemble, new career...for me it has been a ride to be sure!
I have been so blessed to have principals, pastors, conductors, professors and colleagues who have been gracious with their time and knowledge. What a blessing!
The singular most precious gift that we can give is to pour into someone else's life. Sometimes it is only a conversation and sometimes it may take time over decades--but it is always impactful. And not just to them, but to you.
I am involved in a career that has no real parallel in Canada and it is a privilege to share what I've learned with others. If you have made it to my website, karenburke.ca, it is likely because we have crossed paths or at the very least, you know someone who has crossed paths with me.
The concentric circles created by those God-appointed moments when two people of like-minds meet continue to fill me with awe and wonder.
Open your eyes and look for these moments daily. It will be life-changing.