The story of the Wizard of Oz sends a profound message about the discovery of creativity, compassion and courage. Dorothy-like,I have followed a yellow brick journey to places and situations that I never would have foreseen. I met my scarecrow at a state psychiatric hospital, my tin-woodsman at a state prison, and my cowardly lion was a special needs student at a middle school. Getting out of my comfort zone made it possible for me to acquire significant insights about myself and to appreciate the capacity of human beings to share life-learning lessons in the most unlikely settings. The realization that I am the Wizard and all that I learned could be found in Kansas is a revelation I cherish.