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A Second-Grade Reminder

Went to Ashton’s second-grade school program yesterday and was touched more than I expected to be. I went as a dutiful, loving grandma but knew within a few minutes of the program starting that I would get much more out of the program than I expected.

The program began with the pledge of allegiance, and I teared up a bit right then. We live in a great country, and certainly one of the things I’m grateful for this season is to live in the United States of America. And while the program certainly had much to do with the founding of this country, it went far beyond that.

It actually spotlighted all sorts of different landmarks in the world’s history, including the Reformation, the translation of the Bible, and Christopher Columbus discovering America. Much of the program had to do with people’s desire for religious freedom, and how that desire led the pilgrims to America. It also talked about how each of us has an important role to play in the world, and I loved being reminded of that.

It kind of goes along with our Statement of the Heart, that we can each make a difference in our own way. I love that these young children are learning that! I know Thanksgiving is still a week away, but this program was a great reminder to start the season feeling grateful and blessed. . .



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The greatest balance we can achieve in life is to be able to make a difference through our actions and demonstrate our thanks for all we have ... in Australia there is not a day that we celebrate such as Thanksgiving, but I believe those who are good of heart do this everyday. Since joining the Stampin Up family and sharing Shelli's posts I look to see what I can do each day to make another's better.
November 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMichele
Lovely Post.

I've just got back from our European Convention. WOW! You will be so very proud of your lovely daughter Sara. She did an amazing job. We all really enjoyed her presentations, she was fun, graceful and very motivating. You were missed so very much, we will see you next year in Brussels fingers crossed.......

We all have a New Slogan, BONNIE FOR BRUSSELS........Please let Bonnie entertain us again in Brussels she was Fantastic. We will supply the CHOCOLATE......

Thank You to Stampin' UP! For another Fantastic Convention.

Love Jenny Moors x
November 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJenny Moors
I love this Shelli! I so warms my heart to hear that your grandchildren can attend a school that teaches the true values to live by, especially the "religious freedom" part. I know without a doubt they also receive these same values from you, as I am a grandma and great-grandma too and try to do the very same with mine. Everybody should always remember it is what "you" do that sets the example for their future. Thank you so much for sharing this story and may your family have a very blessed holiday season.
November 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSandi Dailey
November 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDebra

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