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By Vinesh Nambiar

Illustrated by Albert Lalmuanpuia Ralte


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By Vinesh Nambiar Illustrated by Albert Lalmuanpuia Ralte Copyright © 2007 The Human Values 4 Kids Foundation. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without written permission from the copyright owners. Published by The Human Values 4 Kids Foundation. ISBN 978-0-9798986-5-5 ™

changing the world one heart at a time

PEACE

TRUTH

NONVIOLENCE

LOVE

RIGHTEOUSNESS

www.hv4k.org


Coach Wallace had to select a player from his soccer team to be the team captain for the season. He was looking for someone who not only played well, but was good at following rules and directions.

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During practice, Coach Wallace had all the kids do drills to measure their footwork, speed, ball control, passing, and shooting ability. From the drills, it was apparent that Shivam, Jake, Emilio, and Akash were the best players.

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Then Coach Wallace tested the four kids on the rules of soccer and discovered that both Shivam and Jake were the best at following the rules.

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Finally, Coach Wallace tested them on their ability to follow directions.

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To his surprise, both Shivam and Jake followed his directions perfectly. Therefore, Coach Wallace did not know who to pick.

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It was the first game of the season and Coach Wallace still had not selected a team captain. During the game, Jake was playing like an ‘all-star.’ Then, all of a sudden, Jake fell down screaming in pain as he tried to score a goal.

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Shivam was right behind him and could have easily scored. But instead, Shivam stopped to make sure Jake was okay and helped him back up on his feet.

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Coach Wallace was shocked and asked, “Shivam, why didn’t you just score the goal?” Shivam answered, “Coach, Jake fell down in pain and I needed to make sure he was okay. Jake is more important than a silly goal. We can always score another one.”

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After the game, Coach Wallace made an announcement: “Everyone knows that Shivam is a good player, and he is good at following rules and directions. However, Shivam also showed me that he follows his conscience, which is that silent voice inside that tells people what is good and what is right. This is why I have selected Shivam to be our team captain – for following his conscience!”

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This book is dedicated to the Love that resides in the hearts of everyone.

108 Steps to Love

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Media that Makes a Difference

The End of Education is Character

Research that can Change the World

Learn more about the projects above at www.hv4k.org/framework . The Human Values 4 Kids Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting universal human values in children. All products, projects, and programs developed by the organization have this aim in mind and contribute to this end. The organization operates on the premise that there is no solution more effective to solving the problems facing our world than to elicit the innate wisdom that resides in the hearts of our children. The organization has been built on the foundation of Peace, Truth, Righteousness, Nonviolence, and Love. Hence, the vision for The Human Values 4 Kids Foundation is to change the world one heart at a time through values that apply to all people at all times in all places.

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changing the world one heart at a time

PEACE

TRUTH

NONVIOLENCE

LOVE

RIGHTEOUSNESS

www.hv4k.org


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The Adventures in Human Values books are simple, yet powerful stories that teach kids about the importance of basic human values. Join Shivam, Khiara, Dorian, Elizabeth, CJ, Julia, Ahmed, Melia, and Keisha as they learn about FOLLOWING, TALENT, EMPATHY, DUTY, CONTENTMENT, SWEETNESS, CONCENTRATION, FORTITUDE, and FAITH in this inspiring sixth series. If we are to change our world for the better, then it must begin in the hearts of our children.

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changing the world one heart at a time

PEACE

TRUTH

NONVIOLENCE

LOVE

RIGHTEOUSNESS

www.hv4k.org

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