And they did this, too:
The students took turns reading passages from “Somewhere Today: A book of peace” by Shelley Moore Thomas before helping pat dirt around the new tree, which will soon boast a plaque commemorating Peace Week.
I could not be more touched.
When the youth of today take action in their world, it inspires others to do the same. That was the whole point of the book. And I cannot tell you how much it means to me that, 13 years later, the message from my little book is still out there, getting read to new ears and new trees and hopefully influencing new people to make decisions that change our world for the better.
|Still in print.|
Thank you, students from Santa Maria, Orcutt, and Guadalupe for letting me be a part of your amazing Peace Week. (About 450 of the 700 people that participated were students! Go awesome young people!!)
I challenge all of you reading this to do one thing this week that helps the world--big or small--it doesn't matter. What matters is that you put thoughts and words into action.