This week our school held their annual Jump Rope for Heart event. Our Phys. Ed. teacher does a fantastic job motivating the kids and making the two-day event exciting. So convinced of the importance of her participation, when my kindergartner called relatives for donations her pitch included “The more money you give, the more lives I can save.” Who can say no to that?!
The event itself is a family affair. I went to twirl some ropes, and my 3-year-old and 19-month-old helped out, too. I so wish I had a picture to show you of me jumping rope with my toddler in my arms… but, alas, my talent ends at jumping in a chili pepper cadence with an extra 25 pounds strapped to my torso. I am unable jump and simultaneously photograph myself. Maybe next time.
Giving to a worthy cause at any time is a valuable lesson for kids and something we all should strive to do. But you know what? I am extra proud of our 80something grade school students (K-8) for raising $5,455 for the American Heart Association this year. According to the P.E. teacher, that is the most they’ve ever raised. We are a Tiny Town, people, in a struggling rural community.
Giving, especially in a schlumpy (I just made that up in my late-night stupor) economy, is certainly a Finer Thing!
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