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What Are You Doing?

It is impossible to hear and watch what's been going on across the United States and not feel like you want to help. The tragic deaths of so many innocent and brave people tear a hole in your heart.

Everyday a new story comes out about how young and old, rich and poor, black, white and brown, are banding together to make it through. What are you doing?

I can ask that to you, because I had to ask myself. Even before the day we'll never forget, September 11th, I used to wonder how and if I was making this world better? Sometimes, on the streets of New York City, I would smile at someone, say hello or hold a door open and be amazed at the gratitude for an action that is really simple and painless.

What are you doing?

Who have you helped today? Whose life have you made brighter by being nicer or more thoughtful? Smiles are free. Hugs are too. Not gossiping and keeping things going - no charge.

Cuz the lesson here is, yes, we are individuals. But together we can make a difference. It doesn't matter where you live, how much money you have or who you know. You alone have the power to make someone's life better.

Take a minute. Think of all of the things that you can do for free - right now - that would make someone you know happy. Run an errand, walk the dog, take out the trash... It's easy.

What are you doing?

Don't let the gutless acts of a few stop you from living the rest of your life with goodness. It is your responsibility to live your life with meaning and purpose. I don't expect you to have all of the answers but I know that you all know right from wrong.

Hatred and killing are wrong. Gossiping and being mean and petty are wrong.

This is not a time to be afraid. This is a time to keep reaching out and supporting each other, finding strength in your faith and your families. Look for the good in your thoughts, words and actions. It will help us all in more ways than you know.

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    skylar245 posted in Friends:
    "rainbowpoptart" wrote: "skylar245" wrote: Teacher said to wait for the Bus Driver and the counselor, she just talks to me and doesn't tell The Princible Then maybe try telling the principal yourself, and you should also report that the driver, teacher, and counselor haven't done anything to help you. If that fails, tell another trusted adult, like your mother. I'm sure someone you're close to would do their best to get justice. This is a major problem and it's a shame no one's done anything to help. ​No one listens to me anyway but my friends
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    rainbowpoptart posted in Friends:
    "skylar245" wrote:Teacher said to wait for the Bus Driver and the counselor, she just talks to me and doesn't tell The Princible Then maybe try telling the principal yourself, and you should also report that the driver, teacher, and counselor haven't done anything to help you. If that fails, tell another trusted adult, like your mother. I'm sure someone you're close to would do their best to get justice. This is a major problem and it's a shame no one's done anything to help.
    reply about 7 hours
    skylar245
    skylar245 posted in Friends:
    "rainbowpoptart" wrote: "skylar245" wrote: My bus driver does NOTHING about it EVEN IF HE SEE'S IT! he only wrote the two girls up but not the girl that hit me Then report them to a teacher or the school counselor. Behaviour like that is not acceptable in the slightest. ​Teacher said to wait for the Bus Driver and the counselor, she just talks to me and doesn't tell The Princible
    reply about 7 hours
    rainbowpoptart
    rainbowpoptart posted in Friends:
    "skylar245" wrote:My bus driver does NOTHING about it EVEN IF HE SEE'S IT! he only wrote the two girls up but not the girl that hit me Then report them to a teacher or the school counselor. Behaviour like that is not acceptable in the slightest.
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    skylar245 posted in Friends:
    "rainbowpoptart" wrote: "skylar245" wrote: Rainbowpoptart they don't just say things, it CAN get physical for a few days! like once someone punched me in shoulder because I blocked them hitting my stomach, and two girls who shall remain nameless fought on the bus, Physical? Well my gosh, report them to an authority figure! You can't let them get away with that kind of stuff. ​My bus driver does NOTHING about it EVEN IF HE SEE'S IT! he only wrote the two girls up but not the girl that hit me
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