kid’s books: Never waver


Suppose you have always wanted to write kid’s books, but your work has been rejected again and again. Do you have to abandon your dreams? Let’s consider the story  of Ava Lins. She is the young lady who lost her job at Seven Eleven after she gave a free cup of coffee to a homeless person. She cared about the welfare of the man and she did what she could to help him. But her boss took a different view of the situation.  He thought it was an unacceptable act, so Ava was fired.  Ava turned to social media and contacted local media outlets as well. She was quickly offered a full-time job working for a company called Citizens for Adequate Housing. The owner of the company was impressed by Ava’s genuine concern for others, and the kindness she showed the downtrodden customer. Even though Ava was offered her old job back, she decided she didn’t want to go back. She wanted something better. Her new position allows Ava to support a cause she is passionate about.  Sadly, Ava knows about homelessness from first-hand experience. She was forced to leave her mom’s house at eighteen, so she lived with friends, or in her car until she had money for an apartment. Are you wondering what Ava thinks about the whole situation?

“My lesson learned is that good deeds pay off, Ava tells Yahoo Shine. “Do what you believe is the right thing, and stand up for what you believe in. Only good things will come of it.” Clearly, she is a young lady who knows what she wants and isn’t afraid to stand for her principles. She should be very proud, don’t you agree?

No matter what you’d like to achieve, never waver from your goals.  In my kid’s book, Charlie the Horse, the story is told from Charlie’s point of view. Charlie learns it’s important to set goals and keep working toward them, even if he doesn’t feel like working. I think kid’s books need great positive messages that they will remember. Kid’s books with important life lessons will be cherished and will help guide kids through their lives.

copyright 2014 Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

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Comments & Responses

10 Responses so far.

  1. What an amazing story! I remember reading about this, but I had no idea Ava spent some time without a home herself. Now she’ll have the opportunity to use her talents where they’ll do the most good. Sounds like it was meant to be!

    • Thank you, Jennifer. Ava should be very proud and, as you said, now she has a much better position, where she can make a difference doing something she’s passionate about. Thank you so much for stopping by my website and commenting. I love to write about incredible kids.

  2. Sherry Ellis says:

    Ava understood exactly what it was like to be poor and homeless. I’m glad she helped that man.

    • Me, too, Sherry, she knew exactly how he felt and she wanted to help him. Her random act of kindness led her to a better path where she could pursue her passion.
      Thank you for stopping by and reading about Ava. I always love to hear from you.

      • Gloria says:

        Empathy is something isn’t it? To know and understand what someone else is going through,because you have been there yourself, and stand up for that person. Makes you wonder what would have happened if she took the other path!

        • Yes, it makes a difference that Ana had been there herself and I think the story also demonstrates that things happen for a reason. She lost one job, but got a better one, that employs her passion. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog to read about this remarkable young lady. I hope you stop by again.

  3. Sarah Mazor says:

    Thank you, Deanie, for a great post.
    It’s lovely to read about young kids who possess compassion and will to be of help to others. Very inspiring.
    Excellent advice for writers too 🙂

    • Thank you, Sarah, it’s fun to look for kids who have good character. I like to put them in the spotlight so they are appreciated by many people. Thank you for visiting and commenting. I look forward to your lovely comments!

  4. Janice Spina says:

    Very inspiring post about a lovely and compassionate young lady. Thank you for your good ideas too.


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