Raising kids who are good citizens is no small task. We should take every opportunity to reinforce the behavior we most hope to see in our kids and their friends. They are, after all, our future.
"I would like to have a yellow envelope mailing go to a young man on my son's soccer team. He is one of the team captains and just and all around great kid. you never hear him saying anything negative about others and always gives 110%. He came up to me after having my son spend the night and told me what a nice boy he was and how respectful and kind he is. He said he is "just a great kid." WOW! Can you imagine a 15 year old boy saying that about another kid? He always greets adults and asks how they are rather than walking past as most kids do. I thought maybe I would nominate his parents for raising such a great young man but I think they would want him to know how his kindness and compassion makes others feel."
Let's take some time out of our weekend to catch this young man in the act of doing something right. Send him a short note letting him know his kind and thoughtful behavior is something to be proud of and that it makes him stand out among his peers.
Be sure to send it in a yellow envelope with a return address reading, "Yellow Envelope Project."
4764 South Pay Dirt Dr.
Gold Canyon, AZ 85218
Signing off until Monday...