If there is hope for a brighter tomorrow, a world where people care about people more than they care about money, a kinder, gentler world, that hope lies in today’s youth. Today’s post highlights just a few of those kinder, gentler young people doing what they can for others.
Summer Linn is 8 years old and lives in Pearland, Texas. This year Summer is baking cupcakes … LOTS of cupcakes! Why? Because she wanted to do something special for foster children, kids with no real home to call their own, kids who are often bounced from pillar-to-post multiple times in a year. Summer was afraid that Santa Claus might not be able to find these children, so she’s baking cupcakes, selling them, and using the proceeds to buy Christmas gifts for foster children.
“He’s [Santa] very busy. They get moved a lot. They’re special no matter what anyone says or does. Seriously. They deserve a good Christmas. They need a good home.”
I’m not a big sports fan … these days the level of competitiveness is a distinct turn-off for me. But a couple of weeks ago, a team of young soccer players in Buenos Aires rose above the all-out competitiveness and reached out for a member of the opposing team with love in their hearts.
Luca Güerci’s mother had died just a few days before the big game and he was so very sad, but nonetheless he showed up and played the best game he could. Beneath his jersey, Luca wore a shirt that read: “Thanks for everything, Mom. Kisses to you in heaven. I love you.”
These are only two of many such stories – stories about young people setting an example we can all learn from!