Virtue of the Week – Altruism and Summer Volunteer Ideas for Children

Our Virtue this week is Altruistic and what better way to put the Virtue in Action than volunteering? To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children…to leave the world a better place…to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to [...] Read more »

Tornado Relief 2012 – How You Can Help

Our Virtue of the Week this week is “Loving” which is a big, but as I was thinking about this post, it occurred that there really is not anything more “loving” that we can do beside helping others. The news and my morning coffee was enough to confirm that we need to put that loving [...] Read more »

Virtue of the Week – Compassion

“Kind hearts are the gardens, Kind thoughts are the roots, Kind words are the flowers, Kind deeds are the fruits, Take care of your garden And keep out the weeds, Fill it with sunshine, Kind words, and Kind deeds.”  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Compassion is the Golden Rule in Action – Do unto others as you [...] Read more »

How to Share the Christmas Spirit in Your Community

While Christmas has become a big retail holiday, we wanted to take a few moments this week to reflect on how we can recapture the giving spirit of Christmas.  Focusing on family and working to give back to our communities means stronger ties inside and outside of our families.  Here are a few ways that [...] Read more »