I have been moved by the stories I have heard this season about the use of the ‘Christmas Jar’ by families in communties around the United States. I would like to propose that we start our own tradition at Balanced Life Skills with all of our classes. The concept teaches a number of lessons that are valuable for all of us.
One lesson is how a little bit of action on a daily basis adds up to a total that yields great results.
Second lesson I draw from this is an awareness we can develop of the needs of our neighbors and the satisfaction we gain by taking action to be kind to others.
Third lesson is taking a moment each day to contemplate what we are grateful for that day. I would suggest that taking a moment to consider all we have to be thankful for would reduce the desire we have for wanting more.
I added a page to our site – Christmas Jar Project. If anyone in our community would like to join in this project please do so on a personal level or with us. What a great way of practicing kindness.