I’m not sure that the students realize what a difference they have made in their lives as well as Anne Jennings’ life. By thinking of someone other than themselves, students have learned to have compassion and understanding of others. This will help them be successful in life no matter what occupation they may choose. This selflessness is also a reflection on their parents because this behavior had to be learned from someone. In a teen’s life, peer pressure is strong in a teen’s decision making process but I think the qualities instilled by parents overcame this peer pressure.
It just warms my heart to hear stories like this and I think they should be shared as much as possible. This is the only way to overcome all the negative press that schools and students seem to get. If you have a heartwarming story to share, please let me know. I’d love to pass it on!
photo credit: Original image: 'LOVE EACH OTHER' http://www.flickr.com/photos/49503002139@N01/192971324by: Ari Moore