September 2014

The Blessings of Change

We hope this issue
encourages children to
begin a lifelong habit
of focusing on the
blessings of change.

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What’s Different?

There are at least 16 differences between these two pictures. How many can you find?


What’s Different?

08/29/2014 at 12:43 pm

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The List

8 Changes and How to Embrace Them


  1. New neighbor? Help bake a batch of cookies or a one-pot meal to bring to a new neighbor. Include a hand-written note welcoming them to your neighborhood.


08/29/2014 at 12:20 pm

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About This Issue

September 2014—Change                                                                                       

Change is unsettling. Moving means getting used to a new home and leaving friends and neighbors behind. Going to a new school requires learning new rules and new surroundings and finding new friends. A new person coming into a family shifts our roles and responsibilities. Even when we think we’re prepared for it, change is hard. But over time, we often discover blessings from change. The new house has advantages the old one didn’t. The new school has great activities, and we find a wonderful friend. The new person in the family adds something we didn’t know we were missing. We want this issue to help children draw on the experience of past changes to face new ones. We hope to encourage them to begin a lifelong habit of focusing on the blessings of change.


08/29/2014 at 12:19 pm

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