Tuesday, February 01, 2011

HOPE

Happy February!!!! Its the Lovers Month!

{preparing to speak to the kids}

I have pondered all of the blessings that have come from my accident.
One of the blessings happened last Thursday.
I got to speak to the student body of Riverton High School. {one of the largest schools in Utah}
I was concluding the activities that associated with their HOPE campaign.

The Hope Squad was formed in the wake of the 2005-2006 school year, in which five students died (each in a separate incident), including two suicides. Its basic duty is to solve social problems and try to prevent crime and mortality rates in a stressful school environment. Hope Squad has been successful in recent years, creating new programs to benefit students. The group still continues to this day, becoming one of the most successful student programs in the state of Utah.


It was amazing. Hopefully I was able to show them how happy life is, and how fragile it is too.It hasn't been that long since I graduated, but the problems that the kids are facing today seem above and beyond the complications of 1999 {when I graduated}.

They are good kids. Really good kids. And they can do it.

{meeting with a few students}

Thanks Riverton- I had a nice time...
{Although, I must confess, I almost bore my testimony at the conclusion of my words.
Its just a natural thing for me to do}