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.