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December 04 2021

Kindful Kids Weekly

Quote of the Week

Unconditional love really exists in each of us. It is part of our deeper inner being. It is not so much an active emotion as a state of being. It's not "I love you" for this or that reason, not "I love you if you love me." It's love for no reason, love without an object. - Ram Dass

8-Year-old On The Meaning Of Love :)

A few days ago, 8-year old Afton spontaneously wrote some poems and shared them on a video call that left us deeply inspired. One of them was titled "The Meaning of Love."

Sitting there, snuggling with your mom, that's love.
But what's the meaning?
What's the meaning of giving a hug, just because you're feeling a burst of gratitude at the moment?
The meaning is telling the one you love that they matter.
That they're a huge part of you.
The meaning of Love is showing.
Showing you see something in them.
Love has a part.

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Reading Corner

Title: Love is...
By: Heidi Pross Gray
For: All ages :)

This is a beautiful children's picture book about love that inspires you to see and express love in everday life through small acts of kindness.

Love is sharing your favorite blue truck with your brother, even if he might drool on it.

Love is helping an earthworm back into the grass after a heavy rainstorm.

How do you show your love?

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Be The Change

Reflect on what does "Unconditional Love" means to you. If you resonate with this line from Afton's poem "The meaning of Love is showing", look around yourself with an intention to express unconditional love to someone or something right now. It could be a human, a tree, a dog or a cat, the sun or clouds in the sky or anything with which you feel inspired to share your love and gratitude in this moment :)


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