BETHANY >> Len Cabral brought his stories that revealed truths about life to an assembly to students and staff at Amity Middle School Oct. 5.

Students loved the Rhode Island storyteller’s tale of going to lunch with his brother. When he saw people who trashed an area after eating, he wanted to confront them and make them clean it up. But he was afraid of the very burly, muscular man who was friends with the delinquents.

His brother used tact to get them to clean up the mess they had made.

Thus came a demonstration of this nugget of truth: “You can attract more bees with honey than with vinegar.”

One student said Cabral’s presentation reminded him of the school’s “Be Amity” program.

For this student, “to be your best self” means to spread happiness by being the light of the candle or the mirror that reflects it.