Simple acts of kindness can do amazing things to help someone’s self-esteem. Senior Emily Taylor took it upon herself to spread that kindness — and a chance to win a scholarship at the same time! Want to make the world suck less? That’s the first thing Emily Taylor (’16) read when she logged onto DoSomething.org. […]
Simple acts of kindness can do amazing things to help someone’s self-esteem. Senior Emily Taylor took it upon herself to spread that kindness — and a chance to win a scholarship at the same time!
Want to make the world suck less? That’s the first thing Emily Taylor (’16) read when she logged onto DoSomething.org.
The website encourages everyone to sign up for a campaign to help better society such as teaching seniors how to use technology, stop distracted driving, and many more. By signing up for one of their campaigns, you’ll not only be positively changing the world, but have a chance to win a $10,000 scholarship.
With college around the corner, the senior explored the website and chose a campaign perfect for the Christian Brothers campus.
As an energetic and sweet girl who is always smiling while walking through the halls, Emily believes being nice is the best thing anyone can do. That is why she chose the campaign “Quote of a Champion” and plastered over 300 post-it notes with inspirational quotes all around the campus to spread kindness.
“This scholarship stood out to me because I believe that everyone should be kind,” shared the senior. “Even when they don’t know someone or what they’re going through.”
Emily put in extensive time and effort to pull off these acts of kindness. With the help of her friends and other eager volunteers, she covered the whole school with handwritten quotes.
Emily’s hope was that the quotes made students and faculty smile and remember to always be kind.
Jessica Kever (’17), one of Emily’s many friends, was the first to help the senior write and stick the quotes around campus.
“My initial reason to help was simply because she’s a friend,” shared the junior. “But once I found out what we were actually doing, it was because I really love and support the idea of spreading happiness, kindness, and encouragement.”
Emily’s favorite quote she copied down is “stand on you own feet and be proud of the footprints you leave behind.”
When asked what meaning this quote held, Emily informed the Talon that “it represents why people need to be proud of their past, because it’s what made them who they are today, and it’s what allows them to learn from their mistakes.”
The senior hopes to continue placing words of encouragement around the campus through the year to brighten the days of her classmates and faculty.
On behalf of everyone at CB, the Talon would like to thank Emily Taylor for the inspiring act of kindness she brought to our campus. Good luck on getting that scholarship!