I believe that God gave us our beautiful, amazing world. I have learned that with a smile, passion and the gift of sharing, you can make a difference in the world, even if it’s small, and a difference in one person’s life, it can happen.
I am blessed to get to travel and meet a lot of people. The kids I have met this past year have made me realize a few things. One, I have a lot of work to do to reach my goal of every kid in the US having a reusable water bottle and two… I am a very lucky girl to get to know and keep in touch with so many people who are really good in their hearts and who want to do things to help our world be a better place.
More than an environmental message, I am able to share that if you really believe in something, you have the power to make it happen.
My Mom always tells me to “Think Big.” I never knew what that meant until I visited my first school and learned that one kid’s vision and message can make a difference in the lives of other kids and help them to think bigger, be inspired and go after their biggest dreams. Standing in front of 600 kids can be a scary thing but when I realized this was so important to them, it made me feel so good about being there and helping them make changes in their own lives.
I’m just now beginning to explore what I want to do when I grow up. My teachers give me the chance to research and look at a lot of different options and my parents tell me I can do anything in the world I want to do. I think whatever I do, I want to always be able to tell people how easy it is to make a difference in the lives of others.
By being a part of their lives for one small moment, you just never know the impact that it will have.
It’s important to me that every kid in America learns my message of the three R’s – Recycle, Reduce and Reuse. It’s even more important that they do something about it and be inspired to make a difference in their homes, communities, churches and the world. As we say, shouldn’t every day be Earth Day?