I am 11 years old and I have learned something important.
I was at school and we were going to a presentation about a program called Rachel's Challenge. Some of you may have heard of it, and it taught me something. I have realized that we are in a bad state in the world. I had decided, then and there, this will be my life's work.
I went to the man presenting the program and told him this;
"I will be a message, just like all these people you have told us about today."
I want to be a message of kindness and compassion. I want to show the world this. I want to follow Rachel's four rules, and I have added my own. The first four are Rachel's.
1.Treat others the way you want to be treated.
2.Dream big and believe in yourself.
3.Appreciate everyone, mock no one.
4.Practice positive gossip.
6.Don't let your emotions overpower your will to rise above anger and hate.
7.Be a leader.
8.Follow the fruits of the spirit;Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gratefulness, gentleness and self control.
I am passing this on every day this year.
The dictionary definition of compassion is sympathy. I believe it is love and peace, and everything written here, because compassion is meant to only have a WANT to be doing something for others. But compassion should be meant to BE doing something for others.
Remember this, and never forget the true meaning of compassion, and how it is my life's work.
Submitted by Anonymous
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