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Choose Love

 
Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization with a mission to ensure that every child has access to Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) in their classrooms and to help facilitate this teaching within their families, schools, and communities. We do this in honor of Jess and to spread the message he left on his family's kitchen chalkboard shortly before he died- "Nurturing, Healing Love."
 
Found, Scarlett Lewis has personally dedicated her life's work to sharing Jesse's message to make a positive impact on our world and by supporting the efforts of increasing the awareness and benefits of SEL by "Choosing Love."
 
Social and Emotional Learning
Long-term studies have shown that social and emotional learning (SEL) is more important than academic learning to a student's success, academically and in life. All students deserve to receive SEL in their classrooms based on the evidence compiled from decades of research showing the tremendous life-long benefits of SEL mentally, physically, and emotionally for students. IN fact, SEL is the most powerful and proactive mental health initiative we have. All evidence points to SEL being a necessary component of our children's education and a powerful solution to the issues we face in our society today.
I will have the courage to be grateful when life is not easy, 
to forgive myself and others, to cut the cord that attaches me to pain,
and to step outside the busyness of my life to help others.
 
This is how I Choose Love,
and the empowering lesson is that it is my choice.
 
I CHOOSE LOVE INSTEAD OF HATE AND ANGER.
 
Right now and every day,
I will choose to replace an angry thought with a loving thought.
 
It's not about what happens to us in life because things are going to happen.
It's about how we respond to the things that happen to us in life that matters.
Our response is what shapes us and molds us into the person we become.
 
You can't always choose what happens to you,
but you can always choose how you respond.
And you can always respond with love. 
Responding in love is the most powerful choice you can make.