It will not be long before I begin my United Way grant project. One extremely important message that I want to be sure to let the students know is that they are able to do great things. Good things take a lot of time and a lot of effort. Sadly, it seems like many people in our society look for the Easy Road. In fact, there are people who will spend tons of time and effort pursuing the Easy Road, rather than buckling in for the hard work it takes to create something of value. This is misleading and damaging to our youth.
Melinda’s Message #1:
Work hard to create something of value.
This hard work can take a multitude of forms—from studying hard to become the best student they can be– to recognizing a need in their community/world and dedicating their time and effort to fill that need.
This is my belief: Kids have tons of energy, creativity, joy, passion, and love inside them. They want to be able to help people; it makes them feel value. When kids give from their hearts and feel their lives have value, there is no stopping what they can accomplish to make our world better for all of us.
Sorry… here is Melinda with the “Raw” truth again.
“Work hard students.”
I am sure some students will want to run and hide, but there will be those kids who have kindling inside them… just ready to ignite…
Can’t wait to Toss the Match!
“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.” I Timothy 4:12