Going through my purging basket, the photo of the bananas caught my eye as they “spoke” kind words such as “Be kind” “Smile” and a plethora of other positive sayings. I settled into my seat to learn just who this cafeteria manager was. Stacey Truman is a woman who had found her purpose in nourishing children physically and mentally. Truman patiently spends 45 minutes every morning writing messages of hope on each banana with a black marker. Truman genuinely cares and wants children to know they are loved. What I especially appreciate is that she does this without being directed or asked. I love how this grabbed social media’s attention, bringing in Dole fruit company (who delivered 540 bananas to the school — one for every student). Now kids who bring lunches from home are coming in with talking bananas from their parents. I really love that. Writing on a banana is such a simple thing, but it has an impact.