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July 26, 2018

Do you build your circle up? As we get ready for this new school year, consider how to motivate your circle to build each other up! It might be between your own family before the school day begins, it may be a team or a youth group. You can play an amazing role in the life of young people by teaching them to build up their circle! Once they learn this skill, they can go out into the world and continue making the world a better stackable item at a time! 

What does it mean to "Build Your Circle UP"?

When we "Build Our Circle UP", we are using positive talk to encourage those around us! We are not worried about ourselves, but we are concerned for the growth and emotional strength of those around us! When your entire circle is happy and strong, SO ARE YOU! 

Let's talk Kindness. We all know what it is, but do we know how to apply it, how to USE it? At first thought, you may be thinking "Absolutely!". Think harder. 

Life is a roller coaster and we have lots of life skills, like kindness, that help us deal with the ups and downs. During the good times kindness is easy to use, like a spoon smoothly flowing through the liquid of a nice cup of tea. It's easy! Try to use that same spoon, with the same amount of effort, when stirring dough! Not so easy anymore. What we need to know is that with a little mindfulness and and some extra effort, we can accomplish the task at hand, we can accomplish kindness. And the more we do it, the more natural it will become. 

In life, we will experience easy days and difficult days, but we need to know how to use the life skill of kindness during the difficult days. Why?  Because that is when it might not come so natural and that is when it is most critical. 


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