In an attempt to improve ourselves and our ability to give our clients an awesome experience, we have been learning a lot about gratitude lately.
This sums it up nicely;
"Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, routine jobs into joy and ordinary opportunities into blessings."
- Peter J. Bone
Three weeks ago, one of our amazing clients (Lindsey) sent us a testimonial video to post on Facebook. Feeling grateful, I thought that gratitude would be a fitting theme for the post. A friend of Lindsey's (Janet Mann) teaches at Weldon School in Bienfait, SK. Janet saw our post, and commented that she wanted to show her class the video, because she wanted to show her kids how people were using gratitude to change the world.
This struck me as a great opportunity to connect with some kids, share what we've learned about gratitude, helping others, and goal setting. We ended up talking for over an hour.
It was absolutely awesome to learn from these 46 kids in grades 5, 6, 7 & 8. They shared what they were passionate about, what they were scared of, how they've witnessed people helping other people, and what they were grateful for.
Some of the things the kids from Weldon School were passionate about; music, animals, dance, hockey, video games, art, gymnastics, figure skating, electronics, and martial arts.
Some of the things they were grateful for; friends, family, mom, dad, pets, electronics (ha!), sports, homes to live in, clothes to wear, meals to eat. How awesome is this list? Doesn't it put it all in perspective?
Some of the things they wanted to do, but were a little scared of; taming a lion (love this one Angelina- set big goals!), playing boys hockey (well done Jesa!!), and being the captain of the hockey team (you'll get your C Mason!).
Some examples of how they'd seen people help other people; helping neighbours with shovelling snow, helping elderly folks cross the street, helping people carry grocery bags, holding the door for people, and returning a lost dog! I love how these simple acts stood out to these kids!
Once again, we are grateful for the opportunity to have met these awesome kids and their amazing teachers & principal.
Thank you Janet, Nina, and Chanda for making this possible, and thank you to the amazing students in grades 5, 6, 7 & 8 at Weldon School! We are excited to hear about you guys crushing your goals and changing the world around you!!