“As we leave here today, I have a challenge for all of you. We are all different. Not less, just different. We all have things we’re good at, things we need to work on, and things we need help with. Whenever you see someone else who is different, instead of just judging them or being a bully, I challenge you to offer help and treat that person with the kindness you have shown me over the last six years. Remember, all of you can make a difference in someone’s life. You’ve already made a difference in mine.”
This Thoughtful Thursday, we admire Eli for his courage and thank him for teaching his classmates to accept each other for their differences. It is people like Eli that that help make this world a better and stronger place.