Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Kindness comes in many forms!

 Kindness comes in so many forms. Robert Coles talks about ‘moral intelligence’ and explores the question of how to raise a child whose moral intelligence and strong values are the basis for a balanced and happy life. He illuminates in some depth about the fact that we do not acquire moral intelligence through learning and memorizing rules and regulations or by some sort of abstract discussion. No, we learn it from those around us. The child is a witness to all that she or he sees, and it is not just the child but all who live in the world. We all need to be surrounded by people with strong moral intelligence, values that are ever present in all that they do. I consider myself very fortunate to be surrounded by a group of exceptional women who are constantly seeking ways to make a difference in peoples lives. Whose moral compass is set upon a desire to be kind, generous and courageous. The following are a few photos taken at a moment in time when this group of women decided to surprise me with a wonderful birthday celebration, bringing laughter, joy and a great deal of fun.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Looking after others!

Here is a learning story documented by Judy Barnes at the Papatoetoe Kindergarten in Auckland. This lovely event celebrates Claire's thoughtfulness and kindness in caring for Mave.