This morning at our chapel, we talked about compassion.
compassion= care + action
Compassion requires us to do two things:
1) See 2) Do
We have to see and notice what is happening with people around us.
But, we also need to do something.
Mrs. Boks brought in a bag of items.
She had Mr. Brooks help her show them to the students.
Then she asked who could remember what they saw.
The students had great memories!
But then she asked if they noticed anything that Mr. Brooks might have needed help with.
No one noticed that Mr. Brooks had spilled mustard all over his tie!
But Mrs. Boks noticed and helped him clean his tie.
Great things can happen when ordinary people like you and me do extra ordinary things!
We are challenged every day to use
our hands, our eyes, our feet and our mouths to show compassion.
What will you see and do today?
And here is one spontaneous example of students noticing and doing.
This picture was snapped while we were exiting chapel.
(And, here are our Grade 3 students on the recorder)