The Core Value for the month of March is COMPASSION.
Compassion literally means “to suffer together.” Among emotion researchers, it is defined as the feeling that arises when you are confronted with another’s suffering and feel motivated to relieve that suffering.
But how exactly can we teach and demonstrate compassion in a "me" generation? This article has some great ideas on how to effectively do that.
- Live by example. Be the change you want to see in the world. If you want your children to be selfless, caring individuals, show them what it means to do that very thing.
- Volunteer. There are many opportunities in our very own community for your children to work along side you. Don't be so busy that you teach them that investing your time is a gift of service that you take seriously.
I love the idea of being the living example. Maya Angelou said "be the change you want to see in the world" and I think that living a life filled with compassion is a great place to start!