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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


Kay and Jesse were sitting down on a bench at the park playing the guitar and singing joyfully. They were great musicians and sang wonderfully together. They weren’t shy because they loved to share their talent with others. As people walked by, they had to stop and listen to them sing because they were simply captivating.

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Khiara happened to be playing at the park with her friends, Doris and Diana, when they heard the music. Doris and Diana said, “Come on, Khiara, let’s go listen to the music! Maybe you can sing with them, too!” Khiara said, “No, it’s okay. I’d rather just stay here and play.”

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Doris responded, “Khiara, you are so talented. Why don’t you want to go?” Diana followed, “Yeah, Khiara, you have a voice that can melt hearts.”

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Khiara didn’t want to go because her friends always embarrassed her by telling people she could sing so great. Although she was hesitant, her friends finally persuaded her to go. And sure enough, when they got there, they told Kay and Jesse that Khiara was a great singer.

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Immediately, they asked Khiara if she wanted to sing. Khiara kept refusing until finally Jesse asked her a question. He said, “Khiara, if you have talent, then why don’t you share it to bring joy to others?” Khiara thought about it and replied, “I am shy.”

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Kay then asked, “Khiara, When you are around music, do you just hear it, or do you feel it?” Khiara exclaimed, “I feel it!” She knew exactly what Kay meant.

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Khiara never thought of it like this, so she decided to sing while Kay and Jesse played the music for her.

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When she finished, there was a loud applause from all the people who had gathered around them. Every single person had a huge smile on their face. In fact, some people had tears in their eyes.

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Khiara felt more joy singing than she had ever felt before because she used her talent for the sake of others.

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

108 Steps to Love

V.O.W.

C.O.R.E

TRUTH

RIG

VIOL ENCE

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NON

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LOVE

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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