聖誕節的真正精神在於仁慈、愛和無私。 身為父母和教育者，我們有能力向孩子灌輸這些價值觀，並鼓勵他們對周圍的世界產生積極影響。 讓我們共同發揚分享的傳統，為大家的未來送去光明及希望。
The true spirit of Christmas goes beyond the allure of presents and Santa Claus. As a mother of two toddlers and an educator, I often find myself reflecting on the essence of this festive season. It takes me back to the origins of Christmas, where the story of St. Nicholas giving presents to the poor serves as a timeless reminder of the power of giving. In the modern world, how can we uphold and continue this spirit of generosity?
Growing up, I was fortunate to be immersed in a family tradition of volunteering every Christmas Day. From as young as I can remember, our family eagerly participated in spreading joy to others. This tradition taught us that the greatest gift is witnessing the happiness on someone else's face, rather than solely focusing on what I received. It shaped my perspective on the true meaning of Christmas and foster an attitude of gratitude.
Living in Hong Kong, finding volunteer opportunities for young children can be challenging. However, there are still avenues through which we can make a difference. One such opportunity is the Kindness Walk e.g. Yau Ma Tei Kindness walk. During this event, you will have the chance to see a wide range of individuals in great need and serve roughly 50 homeless individuals. Not only will you be building connections with the homeless community, but you will also provide and distribute necessities including food, drinks, masks, and sanitizer to those in need.
In addition to the Kindness Walk, there are other options available, such as supporting organizations like Box of Hope, donating essential food items to Feeding Hong Kong, or visiting Green community centers to help sort recyclables. Even something as simple as writing thank-you cards to express gratitude to the people around us can spread love and positivity.
In a world that often emphasizes materialism, teaching our children the joy of giving and the importance of empathy is crucial. We can involve them in age-appropriate acts of kindness, such as helping to pack donation boxes or drawing pictures to brighten someone's day. By nurturing their compassionate nature, we can ensure that the spirit of Christmas lives on in their hearts.
Let us remember that the true spirit of Christmas lies in acts of kindness, love, and selflessness. As parents and educators, we have the power to instill these values in our children and inspire them to make a positive impact on the world around them. Together, let us continue the tradition of giving and create a brighter, more compassionate future for all.