Times aren't going too well. Life should be way better for us. Having to face the challenges of recent years is not at all the way that we should be treated or taught. We aren't alive to teach our friends, families or children to believe that life is always hard and terrible. It's our choice, and we need to make it now. Love and hope is what mends us all together. We're all a big family.
Elizabeth Fry, the women's jail activist who lived from 1780 to 1845, went to hospitals to give men and women flowers and a kind word. And she went to a women's prison to help the women and children learn to quilt and read.
My point is that times were tough for the people in prison too. But Fry helped them learn, so it wasn't so hard anymore. We should do the same for our people! We're all in this together for a reason that is very important: Family is the best gift you can ever ask for. If we all reach out to each other more often, we'll be heard a lot better.
— Rebecca Molaro (age 8)