Friendship Beyond Barriers

August 01, 2020

Quote of the Week

"Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, What! You too? I thought I was the only one." - C.S. Lewis

Two Old Souls

What does the word 'friendship' mean to you? Does it have any barriers of age, gender, race etc. for you?

This week we are glad to share with you this heart-warming story of two friends, aged 11 And 91, who found friendship and comfort in each other's company.

When they were asked "Why do you think you get along so well?" One of their responses was: "We just decide we are going to do something and if he doesn't like it we forget about it. If he likes it we do it."

The 11-year-old boy had been a victim of bullying in the past and his mother believes that it is one of the reasons why he has gravitated toward helping older people. [Read Here]

Reading Corner

Title: Milton's Secret
Authors: Eckhart Tolle and Robert S. Friedman
Illustrator: Frank Riccio
Recommended Ages: 8+ years

Milton is a happy kid until a school boy starts to push him around. Now he worries all the time about what the boy will do to him when he’s at school. But Milton encounters a few situations (including special lessons from Snuggles the cat and his grandfather) that help him understand a very important thing: the only way to be happy is to live in the Now.

For the first time, Eckhart Tolle and co-author Robert S. Friedman bring the concept of the best-selling book 'The Power of Now' to a story for children. Thought-provoking, beautifully illustrated, and a wonderful teaching tool for parents, Milton’s Secret will inspire and help children who must face difficult encounters at school, on the playground, and everywhere.

Be the Change

Have a friendly conversation with someone who is not in your 'age-group' and someone whom you don't know well enough. Explore what are the areas of interest you both have in common.