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Teaching Children Generosity
49th Annual Christmas Sale
Did you Know?
Quotes on Thankfulness
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November 1, 2019
Message of the Month
Teaching Children Generosity
Adapted from: Teaching children the value of gratitude
Most adults have come to understand and appreciate gratitude and generosity. However, for many young children, it’s a concept that is difficult to understand the importance of. This season of Thanksgiving, use the following tips and advice to teach your children of its value.
Talk about it: The first step is quite simple: talk about it. Make it a tradition every day to talk about all of the good things that happened during the day. This not only lets them hear from you how to be grateful for all the good in their lives but they can also be a part of the pro- cess. Involvement is one of the best ways to learn. Lead by example.
Promote it: Have your children be generous to those less fortunate by donating some of their toys and clothes to a charity of their choice. Donate some items of your own as well. Children who see their parents donating their own possessions are more easily inspired to do the same. Lead by example.
Act on it: Get involved in goodwill projects with your children. This can be something that you put together for them to do, such as helping out a sick neighbor. You could also choose to help with projects run by clubs, schools, churches, shelters, foodbanks, or charities. Lead by example.
Keep up these practices daily and soon your children will learn to be generous and thankful all year long, not just at Thanksgiving.
DDKS 49th Annual Christmas Sale!
Once a year, we have a special sale on in stock inventory as well as special order items that we don’t normally carry in stock. This is a great time to purchase needed gear, weaponry and uniforms. Beginning on Friday, November 1st, we will provide a special Century Christmas Edition Sale Catalog for your convenience to be picked up at the front desk. Inside, you will find unique Martial Arts themed items, perfect to give as gifts this holiday season. Place your order at the school during regular class times and it will be delivered in time for Christmas. Keep in mind that DDKS will pay all shipping costs and will even have special discounts on most items! We will also provide you with a list of cash and carry items that will be in stock. This sale will be during regular class times only. There is a limited supply on some items; first come, first served. Write out your Christmas list and let’s get ready for a joyous Holiday Season!
DID YOU KNOW?
Thanksgiving may seem as American as pumpkin pie but there are countries all around the world that hold celebrations revolving around the concept of gratitude and thankfulness. Here’s a brief description of a few:
Germany holds its harvest festival feast, Erntedankfest, on the first Sunday of October to give thanks for a good year and good fortune. Favorite foods consumed include hens, roosters, and geese.
Japan celebrates Labor Thanksgiving Day on the 23rd of November. This holiday traces its origins back over 2,000 years to a ritual offering of thanks for the season’s first rice harvest. Modern day celebrations center around giving thanks for workers rights.
South Korea celebrates its autumn harvest on Chuseok Day, in mid to late September. Families spend the day together, sharing in a celebratory feast, much as we do here in the USA.
Liberia celebrates Thanksgiving on the first Thursday of November. Favorite food items on the feast day menu include roast chicken and mashed cassavas.
Norfolk Island holds its Thanksgiving celebrations on the last Wednesday of November. It is celebrated much the same as we do here in the USA, with families feasting together. Favorite foods include pork, chicken and bananas.
Quotes on Thankfulness
“If you concentrate on finding whatever is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul.” — Harold Kushner
“It’s the recognition that other people’s problems, their pain and frustrations, are every bit as real as our own–often far worse. In recognizing this fact and trying to offer some assistance, we open our hearts and greatly enhance our sense of gratitude.” — Richard Carlson
“It isn’t what you have in your pocket that makes you thankful, but what you have in your heart.” — Author Unknown
“Gratitude doesn’t change the scenery. It merely wash- es clean the glass you look through so you can clearly see the colors.” — Richelle E. Goodrich
Thanksgiving Secret Message Puzzle
Decode and solve the secret Thanksgiving message. Fill in the blanks with the letter that matches each picture from the box at the bottom of the page.
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