Angel Tree Time!

As shared yesterday, our annual Angel Tree drive started this week.  Mrs. Stanley is once again heading up this heartfelt project of love our campus annually participates in to assist Manna House with holiday needs.  Helping our learning community and friends in need remains a major part of who we are at LME; this project is certainly no exception.

Each “angel” on the tree will have a clothing need angel-treeor special gift request for a local child or senior citizen.  You are welcome to choose one angel or several depending on your preference.  Permission slips for participation went home on Monday this week, but the office has more if you need one (let your classroom teacher know you need another).  Once the permission form is given to Mrs. Stanley, your child may choose an angel.  Please send the “angel” attached to the unwrapped item no later than December 6th.  Also, if you are willing to purchase a larger item (electronics, bicycle, etc.), please contact Mrs. Stanley for these specific arrangements.

As always, we appreciate the overflowing response of gifts, talents, service, and especially love when we participate in selfless acts of kindness on behalf of others in need.  These valuable lessons learned at an early age garner greater acts of loving kindness in the future.  Thank you for assisting us in creating altruistic lifelong learners and leaders for the future!  🙂

I am one…

A young friend shared this powerful poem by Edward Everett Hale with me today:badge-campus

I am only one, but still I am one.

I cannot do everything, but still I can do something.

And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.

We were talking about her work this past weekend in West, TX, where she spent time helping family members sift through what’s left of their home.  She talked about the fact that at least they were given the chance to go through belongings while others still cannot survey the damage to their homes.  She discussed the tremendous outpouring of support, encouragement, and love being shown to the entire community as they search, sift, honor, memorialize, and begin to build their new normal, “much like the strong folks in Boston right now.”

On another note, we also talked about Earth Day and those things we need to do everyday to protect the only home we know, our Earth.  She shared these powerful words with me too:

If you can, plant a tree or a garden to suit; Be good to the soil, and the seed will bear fruit.

Even one small green plant will help cleanse the air; indoors or outdoors—it helps everywhere.

No planet is like it, not Venus nor Mars; our home has such beauty it outshines the stars.

Treat it with thoughtfulness.  Treasure its worth.  Tend it with loving . . . Long live the Earth!  (Meighan Morrison)

So, accept the challenge on both fronts today (and everyday) because here’s hoping you find multiple ways to do something to help others in need and take care of Earth…even if you are only one!  🙂