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January 2015

What is YOUR name?

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The matter of honouring others came across so strongly in a recent graduation ceremony of a kindergarten in Singapore. The principal described how her kindergarten had hosted trainee kindergarten teachers. One of the trainees remarked in clear amazement: “You call the children by their name in this kindergarten!” The principal responded by saying this is how the children are treated with honour:  a life of self-confidence must start with a sense of identity, and the fundamental sense of identity for each of us lies in being known by our name. It is unfortunately the case that not all kindergartens identify children…

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Gratitude is Food for the Soul

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We all need balance in our life, not only in terms of physical rest but also in terms of well-being for the mind, soul, and spirit. Gratitude is a food for the soul that is often neglected.  I can imagine a few people immediately thinking: “What is there to be grateful for? Life is tough.  Life is miserable.” But let us give ourselves a little time to think this over. The way to derive daily rest is to start being grateful for the small and simple things of the day. Keep a journal that you can write at the end of…

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