Will you take this challenge?

It is the holiday season, and even though we may honor and celebrate the holidays in different ways, there are common threads; peace on earth, celebration, uniting with friends and family, gift, light in the darkest time of year, a child is born, new beginnings, faith, hope, charity, grace, reflecting and resolution.


The most precious gift that we can give is not bought online or in a store; it is the gift of listening and understanding.  We all know children in our families, in our communities, the children we teach and help.  How many of us heard this from a child:  “You just don’t understand me!” or “Nobody listens to me”.


Would you be willing to take this challenge and write a short note to the children you know asking one simple thing?


Dear (child’s /student’s name),

What do I really need to listen and understand from you?

(Sign your name)


Include in your note a self-addressed stamped envelop that the child/student can mail back their response to you.  For those of you, who know that your children/students won’t respond to you, contact me and I’ll give you my address.


Then, we can share here what we have learned.  As leaders-global citizens, parents, teachers, it is our responsibility to always be listening and understanding each other, but especially to children.


Happy Holidays and God bless.

About Kari Arvisais

I have 25+ years experience in service to people, businesses, organizations and animals overcome problems, crisis, challenges and thrive.
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