watermelon girls

I’ll tell you what I enjoy about the teenagers I know:

1)  They are curious about life and don’t take much for granted.

2)  They love to be helpful to those who need help.

3)  They enjoy being in touch with lots of members of the community, rich and poor, smart and slow.

4) They can be awfully articulate about their struggles.

5) They like to include lots of different kinds of kids in their groups.

sofa kids

6) They enjoy challenges.

7) They are energetic.

8) They are friendly.

9) They recognize some of the larger problems in our society and do their part to make things better.

10) They are full of joy.

flying kid