Daily reading to children puts them almost one year ahead of those who are not being read to.
Word of the Week
ADRONITIS: (n) Frustration with how long it takes to get to know someone.
Words Have Power
“Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.” Marcus Aurelius
“If you judge a man, judge only his heart. Do not measure anybody strictly based on the bad you see in them and ignore all the good.” Suzy Kassem
“Allow, appreciate, and honor the uniqueness, and freedom of each being to sing the song of their heart.” Amit Ray
Words Have Power. Read Up.
Words have power, and not only for the children we serve. Did you know Halloween began as the Celtic New Year’s Eve 2,000 years ago? The festival of Samhain (Sow-in) celebrated the end of the summer harvest and the beginning of winter. Since winter was associated with darkness, death and much apprehension, ancient Celts did “tricks” to tell the future. Since the day of Samhain marked a transition from life to death, Celts believed the dead roamed the earth. They wore masks to disguise themselves from evil spirits and left candles and “treats” on their doorstep for deceased family members. 1,000 years later the Pope strategically discouraged “pagan” traditions when he changed All Martyr’s Day to All Saint’s Day and moved it from May to October.This Halloween and every holiday, Don’t blindly follow tradition. Read up.