The Virtues Program by Linda Kavelin Popov is used in our Children’s Centre. There is a focus on one virtue per month with various activities each week allowing everyone the opportunity to practice. Since different families may attend on different weeks this creates continuity …giving more children the chance to experience the virtue. One of the best ways to learn something is to teach it to others, so the children who do attend regularly get the opportunity to deepen their learning by sharing what they know about the virtue with new and/or returning children.
VIRTUE OF THE MONTH: HUMILITY
HUMILITY: When you are humble you don’t think you’re better than other people, in fact you are happy to serve others and understand that their needs are important too. You don’t expect perfection from yourself or others. You admit your mistakes, learn from them and realize that mistakes can be our best teachers. Without humility people act as if what they have to say and do is much more important than what anyone else is saying or doing. With humility we are grateful, we continue to learn and we treat others equally. Just be yourself and do your best. Ask for help when you need it, admit when you are wrong and strive to be a little better today than you were yesterday. These are some of the gifts of a humble spirit.
I am humble. I learn from my mistakes. I don’t judge myself or others. I value my ability to keep growing and learning.
The first test of a really great man is his humility. John Ruskin
The life which is not examined is not worth living. Plato
It is always the secure who are humble. ~Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Care will be available: 9:45am during the meditation time.
10:30 Lesson Begins
Be Considerate – Feelings are important we always want to encourage everyone to tell the truth about their feelings – we always want to let everyone have their own feelings and not to ever feel embarrassed about having feelings
Be Kind – Speak with gentle and nice words – everybody here is your friend – we are all friends here at CIL.
Be Respectful – We are all here to learn – Follow directions of all your teachers. Listen quietly while others are speaking.
Be a Peacemaker -When Angry- Remember to be kind to yourself – Remember to be kind to others – Remember to be respectful of things – Use words instead of hands.
It is my choice to follow these ground rules – if I make a different choice I will take responsibility for my actions.