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Beverly Beckham

The power of just one caring person

It takes just one caring person to change the world. That’s what my grandson, Adam, learned at school last month.

His assignment was to list characteristics a person should have, such as being honest and brave and dependable and a good friend. It was a great assignment to give to a fourth-grade class because it made a classroom of children think, not just about the qualities they admired in others, but qualities they would want to cultivate in themselves.

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