Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Bragging Rights

Because its been a great day and I don't want to bring anyone else down I think I'll do some bragging instead. 

In case you've been living in a hole underground with no access to the outside world there was a devastating earthquake followed by a horrible tsnuami in Japan.  The news footage is never ending.  Thousands are dead, injured or missing.  The people of Japan are doing as good as can be expected, in fact they are doing so much better then our own people here in America when we had the Hurricane Katrina disaster.

My youngest son is 6 years old and in the first grade.  We've talked about this disaster and how it is affecting the people of Japan.  He's really concerned because one of the little girls in his class has grandparents in Japan.  He asks after every news clip if that part of Japan is where his friends family lives.  I always tell him no.  He's just worried sick.

So on Monday when he walked into class he went straight to his teacher and asked her if their class could do a fundraiser to help the children and victims of Japan. 

My heart burst with pride when his teacher told me.  I'm sure the many talks and discussions about helping others helped him with this idea.  Needless to say his entire school is collecting spare change to help the victims of Japans' earthquake and I couldn't be prouder!


  1. awww that is so sweet! And I'm a proud cousin :)

  2. Chelsea it just makes me so proud. I know that the next generation will have a few people who are looking out for others.

  3. That's awesome! It shows that no matter how young you are you can have compassion toward others. Brag away!