Building compassion, kindness and gratitude into the story of our families and community supports rich growth for each of us. The more each individual within a family or community embraces these three core qualities, the more people thrive. These qualities help to place us in the present and be aware of the many blessings that each of us has in our everyday experience. Being grateful for what we have, enables us to focus on the strengths of people including ourselves and the positives of our circumstance. It slows us down in the race for more and helps to preserve perspective. Reflecting on how our language reflects compassion, kindness and gratitude provides those learning moments as individuals and as people within families and community. The journey to living these qualities begins with the decision of who it is that we are going to be.
Each person within a group, no matter how old, adds to the family, group or community story of compassion, kindness and gratitude. We respond to God’s unconditional love and grace for us, by growing in our capacity to live these three qualities. By sinking our roots deep in His love and grace, we are continually renewed to enhance the presence of kindness, compassion and gratitude in our individual and collective stories.