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  • persuasive

    Nature give us/teaches us these lessons. A forest fire both destroys and leads to rebirth. A star out in the universe begins to collapse in upon itself and upon completion of this ultimately destructive finality it explodes back out newly formed creative energy, the same stuff of which is in each one of us. If we look at reality without filters or purely selfish intentions we become like children again. Children who enjoy each others company and the love lavished upon them by caring adults, precisely because they are the connection to our past and the wide open avenue to all of our futures. www.couragetolaugh.com

  • noisyblocks

    This is a poignant piece and a great idea.

    In fact it leads me to wonder why this can't be adopted by all schools.

    As a parent in one is keenly aware that some schools are far better funded and resourced than others in neighboring districts. In Providence RI, for example, the city's school district is struggling, underfunded, ignored and suffering something of an inferiority complex. Just 15 minutes away is the highly desirable Barrington school district, well funded, high-achieving and wanting for little.

    What if those better-off schools could similarly "pay it forward" and spread the wealth, sharing with their fellow students in neighboring schools the fortuitous advantages they enjoy?

    Gets you thinking, doesn't it!

  • skpeacock

    The way to live with horrible things is to do something positive

  • crb

    An incredibly inspiring article, and mission. Thank you.

  • Craig Ogg

    I like the idea of turning outward and helping others as a way of dealing with a difficult situation. Doing something meaningful can be a very effective to turn darkness away.

    • Alessandra Rizzotti

      Agreed. I love how proactive this solution is- and that Kaitlin is expanding this into schools across the nation.