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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 978-0-9798986-3-1 ™

changing the world one heart at a time

PEACE

TRUTH

NONVIOLENCE

LOVE

RIGHTEOUSNESS

www.hv4k.org


Dorian showed a lot of gratitude toward his parents. This means he was very thankful for all that they did for him. They taught him the value of honesty and right conduct. As a result, he would always do things that would make them happy. He did these things whether they knew about it or not.

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In fact, many times Dorian’s parents had no idea of the goodness he spread to others. Even when his parents were upset with him, he was still good because he knew this was the best way to thank them for their love.

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One day, Dorian was really sad at school because his parents were upset with him. He thought about it all day and couldn’t figure out what he did wrong. The more he thought about it, the sadder he became.

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Then during afternoon recess, he saw his friend, Anthony, looking really sad, too. He walked up to him and asked, “Anthony, what’s the matter?” Anthony responded, “I can’t do math! I’m just no good at it! I am getting the worst grade in the class and my parents are not happy!”

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Dorian said, “I can help you, Anthony. I’m really good at math.” Anthony questioned, “You can?” “Sure,” replied Dorian.

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Dorian began helping Anthony with his math everyday, and soon Anthony started understanding math and scoring well on his tests. Dorian was just happy to help.

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One day, the teacher asked Anthony, “How did you become so good at math?” Anthony answered, “My friend, Dorian, has been helping me.” The teacher knew Dorian, and it didn’t surprise her one bit that Dorian did this. She then told the principal about Dorian.

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He was so impressed by Dorian’s character that he gave him a special award for good citizenship. Dorian told the principal that the award was for his parents for all that they taught him.

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When Dorian left, the principal called his parents and told them about the award, and about what Dorian had said. As soon as Dorian got home, his parents both gave him a big hug. They were so happy because Dorian had shown such immense gratitude.

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

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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 STRENGTH, BRAVERY, GRATITUDE, ACCEPTANCE, DISCIPLINE, HAPPINESS, COOPERATION, HOPE, and SELF-CONTROL in this inspiring fourth 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


Adventures in Human Values - Stories for Children – GRATITUDE