I love being a mom. My children mean so much to me. I hope with all of my heart that my children give back to this world more than they take from it. Recently, I came across a book of couple years ago that has remained on the bookshelf through all of the growing up and all of the spring cleaning seasons.
I love to read to my kids. Not just because the experts say I should, but because it creates teachable and memorable moments with my kids. The book is called “The Boy That Changed the World”. It was written by Andy Andrews and has beautiful art work from Philip Hurst. It follows the story of one boy named Norman (or maybe it was Henry, or perhaps it was George?) The story is written on the premiss that every little thing YOU do can change the world and shares the story of how just doing something small can make removed extra “make” a difference. It uses the analogy that just the flutter of a butterfly wing has the ability to create a gust of wind.
Amazon shares this description of the book:
“The Boy Who Changed the World” opens with a young Norman Borlaug playing in his family’s cornfields with his sisters.One day, Norman would grow up and use his knowledge of agriculture to save the lives of two billion people. Two billion! Norman changed the world! Or was it Henry Wallace who changed the world? Or maybe it was George Washington Carver? This engaging story reveals the incredible truth that everything we do matters! Based on The Butterfly Effect, Andy’s timeless tale shows children that even the smallest of our actions can affect all of humanity.”
The book’s story asks one continuous question: “was Nobel Laureate Norman Borlaug, Vice President Henry Wallace, Inventor George Washington Carver, or a Farmer Moses Carver that changed the world?” The truth is this question is one we answer when we make choices in our life, good ones and bad ones. We all have the potential to make a difference.
Our SIMPLE Giving program aligns right with this book by making it easy to give items to kids in need to help them thrive. The program provides the opportunity to donate these items at a Walmart checkout register! It might just be just a toothbrush to you but a little flutter of kindness could be a kind gesture that could make a huge impact for kids in your community.
Who knows? Maybe YOU could be the boy (or girl) that changed the world.