What would happen if you deliberately spoke to or smiled at people you might usually ignore- cashiers, the homeless, or someone of a different ethnicity?
If you could design your dream house, what would it look like?
Does it matter who you eat with and how often you eat together?
Hunting is a complex issue and can evoke emotional arguments. Is hunting moral? Can it be done in a respectful, humane way?
How do you resolve differences you have with family members and friends?
We all have gifts worthy of sharing. What's your gift?
Read Leah's essay, "Fearless Future," about replacing worry with bravery that tells her that she can do it, whatever “it” may be.
Read Rechanne's essay in poetic form, "Doctor's Orders," about the impact that worry has on her and her family.
Read Noah's essay, "Blessing in Disguise," about how his dad's perseverance reminds him to be grateful and smile through any hardship and obstacle.
Read Melanie's essay, "The Stress of Safety Pins," about how a person's worries can define them, for better or for worse.
Read Carolina's essay, "To Be Determined," about how letting go of worry helped her deal with the effects of Vitiligo, an autoimmune disease affecting skin pigmentation.
Akaya Windwood responds to the winners of the Winter 2015 "Letting Go of Worry" essay competition.
Read Margaret's essay, "I'm Only 12," about replacing her worry with gratitude.
We received many powerful essays for the Winter 2015 Writing Competition. Though not every participant can win the contest, we'd like to share some excerpts that caught our eye.
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