You mean the world to…

… the teenager you helped instead of laughing at his clumsiness, the one who dropped all of his books in the bus in front of you.  He may have a secret you know nothing about – a father who drinks all night and passes away on the sofa, snoring, belching and cursing in his sleep.  Or perhaps he has a younger sister waiting for him at home, who can’t understand why she is so ill and can’t get better, no matter how many doctors she sees or medicines she takes.  And you never know, he could be carrying his own shame, of failing the English test because the letters on the paper appeared backwards, upside down, scattered like a foreign language or a code he couldn’t decipher.

Learn more about issues teens face: kidshealth.org/teen

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About The Power In You

A soul, like you, that believes in the amazing qualities we share. There are days I grow weary and frazzled from interactions I've had with others. And sure, there are times when I want to curse, yell and shake my fist at people. Let's face it - we are annoying, we get on each others' nerves, we pick, meddle, interfere and say things we later regret. But when we step back and bite our tongue, take a deep, deep breath and react with kindness despite the anger welling up within ... well, it's absolutely amazing what one tiny gesture can do. There is kindness all around us, but most importantly, there is a limitless, infinite amount within us as well.
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