C-A-R-I-N-G–Character Trait of December
Posted by lindamartinandersen on December 23, 2012
“C-A-R-I-N-G–Character Trait of December” by Linda Martin Andersen
“A Writer’s Playground”
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December–a month that encourages giving and caring.
When I was an elementary School Counselor in Cumberland County, NC, students studied character traits each month. Now, I have found another way to spread the word about good character. I volunteer once a month for Story Time at a home school bookstore in my area. Check it out at www.thepilgrimsjourney.com.
This month, like the Cumberland County Schools in Fayetteville, NC, I planned to present the character trait of CARING which is defined as “being kind, helpful, and generous to everyone.”
At Story Time, I was scheduled to read The Jester Has Lost His Jingle, written and illustrated by David Saltzman. I had to cancel Story Time due to my husband being hospitalized. I hope you’ll locate a copy of this book and share it with a special child in your life. The author wrote this book while being treated for Hodgkins Lymphoma. Unfortunately, he did not survive. The Jester & Pharley Phund was established to continue to spread the message of caring. “While we wait for tomorrow’s cures, The Jester & Pharley Phund gives children hope and laughter as they battle cancer and other serious illnesses today.” http://www.thejester.org/
Another example of caring is a tribute to a good friend’s twin sister who died of cancer. Even during her illness, she continued to reach out to others and show her care for them. Caroline Harsant Whitley, nicknamed Care, is honored by her family and friends in a program called Care’s Coasters. See more here. www.carescoasters.com.
I’d love to hear ways you show caring. Please leave a comment below. Thank you for joining us at “A Writer’s Playground.” Come again soon and bring a friend.
Copyright © 2012 Linda Martin Andersen
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