Monday, March 10, 2008

Rachel's Challenge

One of my New Year's resolutions was to serve others more, to touch people's lives. It is March. I haven't done much of anything.

I just got back from a presentation called "Rachel's Challenge" given by Rachel Scott's uncle. Rachel was the first person who was killed at Columbine.

She traced her hands on the back of her dresser when she was just 13 years old with these words written in them.

"These hands belong to Rachel Joy Scott and will someday touch millions of people's hearts."

She has done just that, and still is.

I have accepted Rachel's challenge. It consists of 5 things.

1. Eliminate Prejudice - by looking for the best in others.

2. Dare to Dream - set goals, keep a journal.

3. Choose your influences - Input determines output.

4. Kind words - small acts of kindness = huge difference.

5. Start a chain reaction with family and friends.

What a wonderful evening. On each side of me were two of my very best friends. I am so glad I went.

I have been inspired to re-resolve to positively influence others.

Rachel was an amazing girl. See for yourself!

Rachel's Challenge


Anonymous said...

We had the "Rachel's Challenge" assembly at Katella. It was received very positively. None of the goals you posted can be a bad thing. If we all worked on just one (or more!) of them, we truly would make a difference. And those that already do incorporate them in their lives already do make a difference!

Kerri said...

It sounds like a neat night, Tracy. I think we all need reminders that life is precious and that we should do our best not to squander what we have.

Stephanie said...

That sounds like a great presentation, and the goals are very worthwhile! But don't sell yourself short, Tracy! You touch people's lives every day and don't even know it. :)