Smith’s School of English Fukushima is very close to the Herbis Plaza Ent complex. I often like walking over to take a look around the Herbis Buildings and sometimes enjoy a peaceful coffee there. Last night my family and I went to the Herbis Buildings to enjoy the 13th Gospel Concert presented by the students and staff of Soul Bird Music School at Billboard Live. It was truly amazing how this happened and it was a truly amazing experience
Recently, my daughter and I were walking around the area close to Smith’s School of English Fukushima and as we walked we noticed an American girl walking by us. We simply said hello and she said hello to us. I am a strong believer that the simple courtesy of greetings and introductions is not only polite but also very powerful. One introduction can change your life.
On this day we met Andrea Tribitt who changed our lives. Within a very quick conversation we were invited to an event we knew nothing about. Of course we knew a little about Gospel music and most people do, but not very much. There is only one way to find out what Gospel Music really is, you have to experience it live. When we received our official invitations by email we were a little nervous. We didn’t know what to expect but we decided to trust this girl Andrea. A girl we only met once for two minutes but we knew we could trust her.
All I can say to everybody reading is please always try and do your polite greetings and introductions. In our case these small things led to a wonderful experience. My family and I came home amazed at the performance and now we all want to learn to sing Gospel.
In one word the performance was “Uplifting.
In a sentence “At the Soul Bird Concert we saw ordinary people just like us joining together and doing amazing and glorious things”
Thank you so much for saying “Hello” Andrea and thank you Soul Bird students and staff. You are all amazing. Mark Smith.