Last Thursday and Friday, I was given the opportunity to speak to 7th graders from Dawson Middle School and Carroll Middle Schoool (both schools have a dragon for their mascot) in Southlake, TX. The students were very respectful and asked lots of great questions, but more importantly, they were very receptive to the message of living happier lives by choosing happy, positive attitudes.
They have been challenged (as I do at every school) to smile for an entire day on the Monday they return from Spring Break. I call it “The Smile Experiment” and students who smile are changing their schools all over this country. Here is a great picture of some special students at one of the schools:
I encourage you to watch this clip to see how you can “use what you have instead of complaining about what you don’t have” which is one of the lessons I gave to the students: