Season of Generosity

This time of year many of us are inspired to give to others in need. From Giving Tuesday to the Can Food Drive, there are many ways that families can get involved. I am always moved to see that some of the families at our school who are struggling are often also among those who are giving to others. We often talk about this as the season of generosity, but really we must ask ourselves, is this not a trait we wish to practice all year long? During character ed lessons with the students, we often explore the personal benefits gained when we are generous. The kids have turned the concept on its head and named that they did something nice for someone else because it felt so good for them to give. Now that is really make use of the phrase, “what you put out into the world comes back to you”!  So this season, I hope together we can experience the joy of giving to others through more than just material things and also share the gift of smiles, a helping hand and a shoulder to lean on. I can’t think of any reason to not continue that all year long!

Happy Holidays to you and your loved ones.