• Let's make a change and make a wave! 
    Rachel's Challenge has paired up with PBIS to fight bulllying and cruel acts of hate to build up the beauty there is in KINDNESS! Rachel's challenge has a direct link to PBIS. Why, you may ask? PBIS is all about how acts of kindness, compassion, manners, and respect for the thoughts and ideas of others. PBIS and Rachel's Challenge understand the value of how one act of kindness can change the world by causing a chain reaction.  
    What is Rachel's Challenge?
     ""Rachel's Challenge is a national non-profit organization dedicated to creating safe, connected school environments where learning and teaching are maximized. Based on the life and writing of Rachel Scott, the first victim of the Columbine tragedy in 1999, Rachel's Challenge provides a continual improvement process for schools designed to awaken the learner in every child. We motivate and equip
    students to start and sustain a chain reaction of kindness and compassion that transforms schools and communities."
    - www.rachelschallenge.org
    If you would like to learn more click on the link below.

    Our Deepest Fear by Marianne Williamson

    Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. 
    Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. 
    It is our light, not our darkness
    That most frightens us.

    We ask ourselves
    Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
    Actually, who are you not to be? 

    Your playing small 
    Does not serve the world. 
    There's nothing enlightened about shrinking 
    So that other people won't feel insecure around you.

    We are all meant to shine, 
    As children do. 
    We were born to make manifest 
    The glory that is within us.

    It's not just in some of us; 
    It's in everyone.

    And as we let our own light shine, 
    We unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. 
    As we're liberated from our own fear, 
    Our presence automatically liberates others.

    Rachel agreed with the earlier quote by Marianne Williamson when during her life she wrote “…"people will never know how far a little kindness can go”"

    (As per laws in the state of North Carolina some of the words within the quote above were removed)

    What might the poem mean? It is up to you to interpret its meaning.
    It's possible it means that we forget to let our kindness shine because we are afraid it will be seen as a weakness, when really kindness in the face of hate makes you more powerful than you realize! We need to liberate our fears of being afraid to make a positive change in this world and we need to make a wave! 
Last Modified on October 6, 2014