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Character Education Quote of the Month

Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.

James M. Barrie (1860-1937)

Scottish playwright, novelist, and author of Peter Pan

What does this quote mean to you?

Why did Barrie use the word sunshine?

How is showing kindness and compassion related to love?

Do you agree with this quote? Why or why not?

When you know someone who is sick or sad, what are some ways you can show them love?

What can you do to show kindness and compassion to people who are suffering due to disasters or wars in other parts of the world? How might this affect your own life?

If you want other to be happy, practice compassion.

Dalai Lama, b. 1935

The spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhists and Nobel Peace Prize recipient

Why does the Dalai Lama believe that showing compassion for others brings joy to your life?

Hold fast to the words of your ancestors.

Hopi Indian proverb

What does this Hopi Indian proverb mean to you?

How is paying attention to our elders of ancestors related to respect?

Why should you pay attention to people who are older or who came before you?

What do older people offer younger people?

Name two of you ancestors, living elders, or older people you know. What have you learned from them that will stay with you forever?

How is being old different from being young? What do people feel differently about as they get older?

When an elder speaks, be silent and listen. ~Mohawk Indian proverb

How is listening to people related to respect?