Gratitude and Kindness may sound like simple virtues. Something you learn in Nursery School and soon after scoff at their simplicity. After all, life is more complicated than that. You cannot solve real problems with Gratitude and Kindness, right?
I feel that Gratitude and Kindness are two of the most powerful and underestimated of human attributes. Not always easy to summon, they are undoubtedly the solution to any number of disagreements and problems life may throw at you. Learning to live with Gratitude and Kindness is far from simple and it takes a lifetime of practice. When we practice Gratitude and Kindness another virtue is born: Compassion. Once you truly have Compassion there is no going back, you must act. Which leads me to the subject of Service. Sean and I both feel that one of the most important parts of our own formal education was the emphasis on service. Sharing your time and talent with others in need benefits everyone involved. Last year we asked the children to adopt a charity that was close to their heart. We then asked that they share a portion of the many gifts they receive through the year with these charities. We hope this year to expand on this idea to include monthly service projects that benefit these and other important causes. We would love to have you join us, so check out the calender and maybe we’ll see you there!
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“I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.”
– Rabindranath Tagore