Quote of the week by Charles Dickens (1812 - 1870)

"Reflect on your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some. "

The Blue Ribbon Story

"Who I AM Makes A Difference"


    In 1988, a teacher in New York honored every one of her high school students by placing a Blue Ribbon above their hearts. Then she invited her students to honor people throughout their community. One of these Blue Ribbons dramatically altered a 14 year-old boy's life.

    You matter to me and I believe in you. It is a powerful and profoundly easy way to heal our society. It begins with our children, our families and then extends out to the people living and working with us in our community. Acknowledgment is easy to do, and to make a difference we must embrace opportunities life offers us to do so.

The Blue Ribbon Story - Who I Am Makes A Difference