Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Christmas Hope

Today, the student council went shopping for over 40 kids and families that would not be able to have Christmas presents this year. What a humbling experience...shopping for clothing, toys, and gifts that you know will bring joy to someone who would otherwise go without. The kids were fantastic, the salespeople were helpful, and I am continually amazed at how much good there truly is in thise world, despite the bad stuff. I felt like today I was holding a star in my hands and then releasing it so that the world could see what I see when I look at these kids: Hope. Hope for a better world in the future. Hope for things to be different. Hope for less selfishness and more selflessness. What a great experience. Here is my star that I am holding: my students and their willingness to "be the change in the world"!

3 comments:

Framing Images and Memories said...

OH WOW...my favorite picture of yours yet! They keep getting better and better and then when i think you struck gold, you come up with another...that is really cool!

linda said...

Great image, I'm impressed. Love the story too. Isn't it wonderful to see the young people developing such a caring attitude?

trishalyn said...

Yes, very impressive image, Jayme! Could you please tell me how you created it? Loved your story, too!!!

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