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This Letter From Three High School Students Brought Me To Tears

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If you follow this blog at all, you know that I struggle with depression. It hits at unexplainable times and often has the effect of making me like I’m failing at [fill in virtually anything here]. If you follow our Twitter account, you know that I tweet a lot about never giving up. Honestly, so many of those tweets are meant for me. They’re thoughts I tell myself, that I decide to share with the world.

Over the past two weeks, I’ve had bouts of feeling like Three Avocados isn’t doing enough. That we’re not making a big enough impact. Partially, I think it’s good to desire to do more. But that’s only when it’s a healthy desire to do more. Not when it’s the feeling of failing taking over.

Yesterday I got an envelope in the mail from Mariner High School in Everett, Washington. I had no idea what was inside as it was completely unexpected. I opened the envelope and found the following letter:

It brought me to tears. Just about the time you feel like maybe you’re not making a difference. Maybe no one even knows about Three Avocados. Then a random letter shows up from three kids in high school half way across the country. And they’ve heard of Three Avocados. And they view it as a successful venture making a difference in the world. Wow. Seriously heart warming.

I’m currently trying to get a hold of the teacher to schedule a skype call or Google hangout to talk with these kids. It’s so awesome to see young students passionate about making a difference. The letter says they are ‘just some students in a French class’. They are so much more than that. They are the future generation that will be changing the world. And I couldn’t be more excited to be a mentor to them.

-Joe



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