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Volume 2, Issue 2, March 2019<br />

IS IT FAIR?<br />

Someone once told me that my father, Paul J. Bianchi, Jr., was<br />

really a ‘fair’ person. He tried to be fair in all he did. I remember<br />

as a kid growing up on our farm that my dad had given both<br />

my older brothers calves of their own and I was jealous because<br />

I didn’t have one. I didn’t think it was fair. Looking back, I’m<br />

sure I just wasn’t ready to have my own calf. Finally one day<br />

my dad called me into the bathroom at the end of the hallway.<br />

I didn’t know if I was in trouble or what was going on. He<br />

pointed out the bathroom window at a black angus calf and<br />

told me that one was mine, but I had to take care of it! I was so<br />

excited and I loved that little calf so much. My dad was a model<br />

of fairness and I have always tried to be like him in that area.<br />

<strong>Great</strong> <strong>Kids</strong> understand that their decisions and actions have effect on other people, perhaps<br />

even far reaching across distance and many years. This applies to big decisions such as who<br />

are friends are, are we going to be really good students, and are we going to try and live like<br />

Jesus wants us to. It also applies to small decisions, such as buying gifts for others or<br />

clothing or games or should we go to the movies or not?<br />

Often we try to do the easiest thing and even go out of our way not to offend others or 'shake<br />

things up'. However, Jesus did not take an easy path and He definitely shook things up. As<br />

we go about our daily activities and decision-making, <strong>Great</strong> <strong>Kids</strong> Do The Right Thing in God's<br />

eyes instead of what we think is pleasing to ourselves and others. How do we do this? By<br />

keeping God as the center of our lives and asking<br />

Little Johnny's new baby brother<br />

was screaming up a storm.<br />

Johnny asked his mom, “Where’d<br />

he come from?” “He came from<br />

heaven, Johnny.” Johnny<br />

responded: “Wow! I can see why<br />

they threw him out!”<br />

Can you unscramble these words?<br />

gtwanohsin<br />

sejsu<br />

iafr<br />

sefaimli<br />

Him how He wants us to live. We must make God<br />

more important than our families, our school, our<br />

country, (yes, even sports) and everything else in our<br />

earthly lives. Of course, this does not mean we can<br />

disrespect our parents, our teachers, and our elders.<br />

In fact, <strong>Great</strong> <strong>Kids</strong> rely on them for guidance<br />

according to God’s Word. If we consider God's ways<br />

as our guiding force, then we will make better<br />

decisions and take actions that will help ourselves<br />

and other people for many years.<br />

George Washington said that our happiness is<br />

connected to our desire to be fair and do good things<br />

for other people. In other words, <strong>Great</strong> <strong>Kids</strong> won’t be<br />

happy unless they try to be fair and help other kids<br />

and adults.<br />

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<strong>Great</strong> <strong>Kids</strong> and <strong>Great</strong> Dreams<br />

page 2<br />


Rebecca saw her in the cafeteria several times eating by herself. Her name is Rachel and she is new in<br />

school. Rachel’s family moved here from Nebraska and she started at Rebecca’s school in the middle of the<br />

year and she didn’t know any of the other kids. Rebecca told her mom about how she eats alone and she<br />

felt sorry for her. Her mom suggested that she take her lunch over to her table and eat with her and get to<br />

know her.<br />

The next day Rebecca did just that. Rachel seemed happy that someone else wanted to be with her. She was<br />

shy and talked a little funny, but Rebecca and her got along well. Soon they were talking and laughing<br />

together. Rachel also told Rebecca that her parents were looking<br />

for a new church to attend.<br />

Rebecca invited her to come to church<br />

with her on Sunday.<br />

After lunch, Rebecca’s friends<br />

were teasing her about eating with the<br />

new girl because she was different<br />

than they were. They started mimicking<br />

the way Rachel talked and Rebecca told them to stop and said that<br />

Rachel was nice and that she<br />

liked her.<br />

A couple of weeks later one of<br />

party and Rebecca said, “Hey,<br />

at her and said, “No way” and<br />

again. Then Rebecca said, “You<br />

don’t even know her. I am her<br />

her and be fair to her, then I won’t<br />

she could invite Rachel, but not<br />

Rebecca’s friends was having a slumber<br />

let’s invite Rachel.” Her friends laughed<br />

started mimicking how Rachel talks<br />

are not being fair to her because you<br />

friend, too. If you don’t want to invite<br />

come either.” Then her friends told her<br />

to expect them to be her friends, too.<br />

Rachel was excited to come to the slumber party with Rebecca. At first the other girls ignored her until<br />

they started playing a game and Rachel joined in and they started laughing at how she talked. Rebecca<br />

looked at her friends and said she liked the way Rachel talked. Rachel smiled and said, “It’s okay Rebecca,<br />

I think you all talk funny and I still like you. I bet I can win this game!” After that, all the girls became<br />

friends with Rachel. Rebecca was happy that her friends were fair to Rachel and became her friends.<br />

(Remember that this was a <strong>Great</strong> Dream and didn't really happen, but it could happen with <strong>Great</strong> <strong>Kids</strong> like you!)<br />

To<br />

Or provide feedback,<br />

send an email to:<br />

wewillbegreat.com<br />


"Father God thank You for our blessings. Teach us to be <strong>Great</strong><br />

<strong>Kids</strong> with <strong>Great</strong> Dreams. Teach us to always be fair to other kids<br />

and other people. We love You and thank You for loving us and<br />

answering our prayers. In Jesus Holy Name, AMEN!"<br />

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This is an excerpt from Michael Bianchi’s upcoming book,

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