Most kids don’t have access to their own money, so teaching generosity might seem like a fool’s errand. However, learning to be generous with what kids DO have can set the stage for a lifetime of giving. Teaching kids to be generous with their time, with their compliments, with sharing their toys and with their kindness is a skill you certainly want to grow in them as they become citizens of our community in the future.
As we continue to navigate COVID in all of our organizations, we can acknowledge and encourage generosity in our schools and communities in very explicit ways. Pointing out generosity and showing gratitude when someone gives anything - a smile, a compliment, a few moments of listening, seriously, anything! - will help us all find moments of hope and kindness this winter.
WAYS TO LOOK FOR THIS VALUE/SKILL:
- Employees share job related information willingly with each other
- People donate to local causes and charities
- Staff members volunteer their time to causes that matter to them