Being influential, proactive and creative through intentional goodness is the perfect mix. Let’s give our students the opportunity to do good things in their own way. I spent a few days at Piqua Jr. High where their Character of the Month initiative was exemplary and had to share what they are using – Generation On.
A verse to ponder
Ps. 1 - Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither -whatever they do prospers. Not so the wicked! They are like chaff that the wind blows away. Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous. For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked leads to destruction.
An intentional blessing for the classroom
Think big today. Consider influencing your whole class or school. Many schools around the nation teach character education to help the students learn the ways of goodness. An excellent website to encourage making a difference is Generation On. Encourage your students to click on the Teens or Kids section and embrace a possible project of their own. Take the time today to consider influencing others to be intentionally good to each other.
A focus of reflection
Can you teach goodness in your school? Is it legal? Of course! Every school community needs a little more goodness and when it comes from within, it’s powerful. When it comes from the students, it’s much more meaningful.
(I make peace with the Lord in prayer at sunrise any chance I can get.)