Sunday, January 25, 2009

Don't Let Anyone Steal Your Dreams-Lessons From an 8-Year Old

Are you an aspiring writer? Someone who loves children? A teacher looking for ways to inspire the students to write? Parents looking for ways to spark their kids’ creativity? Someone who has an idea, but is lacking the conviction to proceed? Read on…

Recently, I had the good fortune to meet a very talented 8-year old author. Yes, that’s right. I said 8-year old. This amazing little guy learned a little known fact about butterflies in science class and turned it into a book! Titled Butterflies Shouldn’t Wear Shoes, this beautifully illustrated (by the author, of course) book tells us that butterflies can wear whatever they like, however they should never wear shoes. Why? Here’s a hint – butterflies taste with their feet. (Who knew?)

The real point here is that young Eric seized the moment, took the bull by the horns, had an idea and ran with it. However you choose to say it, he didn’t let anyone steal his dreams. Proud of the fact that he is donating all of the proceeds from the book to the World Wildlife Fund, Eric has even been interviewed by Fox News and has been featured in the World Wildlife Newsletter. He has already raised over $2000.

What an inspiration to us all. And you can’t do it – why??

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think this is great! I love people who nurture their kids and let them decide the path they will take.

Awesome parents!