A foundational principle in the Suzuki philosophy is:
Character First, Ability Second
I suspect that I am not the only one here who looks out at the world and scratches their head trying to figure out why things are so awry and functioning in such a state of discord. It's baffling, right?
Sometimes it feels like we are at odds, but, the one thing we can all agree on is kindness.
Kindness is easy, free and feels great to do!
This is where the bucket board comes in. I was recently exposed to the concept of the bucket board through my workplace (learn more here) and they provide a way to express kindness by acknowledging those around you with notes of support. In brief, the bucket fillers movement started in 2006 with a mission to "help all ages grow in kindness, self-control, resilience, and forgiveness, all leading to a happier life." They do this by using the metaphor of a bucket to explain where we keep these positive feelings and experiences.
To help encourage a little more kindness in the world, M4YV is sharing free bucket filler designs on the FREEBIES page. You can also make your own designs at www.Canva.com, again for free :)
I would love to hear from those of you who choose to create bucket board for your studio - please email me a picture so I can share with others.
Download Notes of Kindness Designs on the M4YV FREEBIES Page:
Share how you teach kindness in the comments below and be entered to win a $30 gift certificate to the M4YV store.
5 winners will be chosen at random on January 31.
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