2011 – National 3rd Grade 2nd Place Award Winner:

Elise Trail-Johnson, Minnesota.

Do the Ends Justify the Means ?

Sometimes it’s hard to know what the right or wrong thing to do is. It can be super confusing. That is when I pull out my super Duper Decision-making kit. It’s full of things and questions to help make it easier to do the right thing.

Brain: To think clearly
Goggles: For good insights
Heart: For compassion and lots of kindness
Flashlight: To lighten my way
Borrowed Shoes: For walking in someone else’s shoes

Bad Reasons to Act:
- Being selfish
- Doing illegal things
- Being hurtful
- Being very destructive to the earth

Good Reasons to Act:
-Helping people in need
-Improving the environment
-adding beauty to the earth
-bringing justice, fairness and being truthful


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