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Mission Mail (for kids) : Book Club Time!


Hey Bestie Hey!

It’s book club day!!! I’m so excited to tell you all about a book I have been reading!

It is a very popular book! I bet your mom or dad has read it, too! I’m going to tell you all about it! Everyone is going to be so surprised that you know the stuff that’s in this book! The name of the book is “The Four Agreements.” 

Do you know what an agreement is? An agreement is like a promise.  

This book is about 4 promises that you should make with yourself. When you make these four promises, they help you to be a better person.

So, here are the 4 Agreements! 

Are you going to try to follow them? I do! I promised myself to follow the 4 agreements!

The First Agreement is to always do what you promise! That means, if you say that you will help someone, you have to help them.  If you are not 100% sure, then don't make a  promise. 

The Second Agreement is "Don't take it personally." If someone is mean, don't be sad.  It isn't your fault.

That person is probably just having a bad day.  

The Third Agreement means not to take a guess about what someone is thinking or feeling. Ask them! Ask questions! Sometimes, we may think someone doesn't like something or isn't having fun.

But, we are just taking a guess. They didn't tell us that! Ask! 

The fourth agreement is "Always do your best." If you are going to do something, you should do your best right?

And you should always do your best in everything.

If you have to clean your room, do your best. If you are going to write a letter to your friend...that's right!! Do your best!

Okay, so many people think that there are only 4 Agreements! I bet your family thinks there are only 4 agreements, too! But, I have something to tell you!

There are actually five agreements! That's right! The author of this book made one more agreement!

The fifth agreement is to "Be skeptical, but learn to listen." When you are skeptical, it means that you don't just believe everything that someone tells you. Ask questions.

Ask yourself if you really believe it is true. 

Listen carefully and learn. But, if something doesn't sound right to you, you don't have to believe it. Listen and ask questions! 

Wow! Now you know all of the 5 agreements!

1. Always do what you promise.

2. Don't take things personally.

3. Don't guess how someone feels. Ask questions.

4. Always do your best.

5. Listen carefully, but ask questions!

Your family will be so surprised that you know the five agreements! Today, I am going to really try the first agreement! I am going to do what I promise. If someone asks me to do something and I say, "Yes," I will make sure that I always do it!

Dear Bestie,

Your mission today is to talk about the four (oh no- five!) agreements with someone! It can be anyone! And...today, you should do everything you promise!

Love you lots!!

Big Bestie


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