In my day job I’m an educator. As such I have attended a lot of assemblies, and none have impacted me like the one we attended today. Today we had a group from Rachel’s Challenge come to our school and put on a presentation on her her life and her challenge. Rachel was the very first person killed in the Columbine shooting in 1999.

Rachel had a code she lived by that still influences people today fourteen years after her death. I love this code…

“I have this theory that if one person can go out of their way to show compassion, then it will start a chain reaction of the same. People will never know how far a little kindness can go.”

Using the journals and papers she left behind her family has created a foundation to help people make a chain reaction in kindness and to see where it can go.

After the assembly my students came back to our classroom where we had a great discussion on how we can change our lives and leave a legacy like Rachel’s of our own. They then all wrote a letter to Rachel telling her how they want to honor her memory and legacy.

If you want to learn more about Rachel’s Challenge you can find information here.

Written by Heather

Heather has been telling stories her whole life. On the urging of some friends she decided to share her stories with the world. Her first book Second Chance at Forever was released in February from Desert Breeze Publishing

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