children’s books: deeds
Whether you write children’s books, or something else you might want to show your characters doing good deeds. For example, in my children’s books, Charlene the Star and Hattie’s Heroes, and Charlene the Star and Bentley Bulldog, the animal characters raise money for orphaned sheep and also hold a talent show to boost the spirits of their friends. I have always thought it’s important to help others and my books convey that.
Have you ever wondered about the children born on 9/11/2001? There is a terrible event connected to the day they arrived in this world. Hillary O’Neill is one of those children, who turns fourteen years-old today. During an interview she said when she was very small her parents were “afraid to put balloons outside to celebrate my birthday.” But now “Being born on that day made me realize you really need to enjoy the little things and make good out of what you have because there is so much awful that could happen at anytime.” Hillary says she feels connected to the 2,977 people who were killed on 9/11.
“I feel like I have the spirit of all the souls who were lost that day,” she says, “and me and the other kids born that day carry on their spirit and soul as a reminder.”
To honor those souls, Hillary will sell lemonade and donate the money raised to Al’s Angels, which helps children struck by severe illnesses or natural disasters. Hillary’s three year-old neighbor and Hillary’s little sister are also involved in selling the lemonade for Al’s Angels. Don’t you think they’re doing a wonderful thing to bring hope and happiness to others?
Whatever choices you make in your life, I hope you can do some good deeds to bring joy to others less fortunate. Hillary and her friends are doing a great job spreading joy and making a difference in the lives of others. If you write children’s books you could decide to make them entertaining, funny, educational, or silly. But those children’s books could change the lives of others in so many ways.
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