The ongoing intention of those who serve CSLGLV’s young people is to provide a loving, fun, supportive place where children can come together to learn and develop, as they experience the joy and wonder of living life fully and serving others. We teach and model both principles and practices as we seek to give children the confidence and tools they need to discover and express their own unique and amazing gifts.
One of my favorite parts of our “Circle Time” is when each child has an opportunity to share what’s going on in his or her life. This may be something good that happened, or something a child is looking forward to, or something a child is feeling sad about. We hear about holiday preparations, birthday parties, trips and outings, the fun of making cookies with mom, pets, sporting events, and what’s going on at school.
One of the things I love most about this sharing time is the respect that even the youngest children show for each other as they listen. As I watch them, I’m always reminded what a great gift it is when others listen to what we have to say. Let’s follow the example of our children and practice showing love by listening.