be powerfully loving and lovingly powerful; may you always have love be
your guide with your family, friends, and colleagues. Remember to listen
carefully to your own heart and to the hearts of others.
have the courage to always follow your dreams. Take an action every day to
support your life dream, your love of nature, and your integrity.
have the strength to overcome fear and pride, and instead follow what has
heart and meaning for you.
be guardians of truth, beauty, creativity, and laughter.
protect, preserve, and care for nature and the wilderness.
show respect to people of all ages and races, and help all living things
keep their dignity.
help to make a better world for the poor, the sick, the elderly, and the
young by being an active, committed, and positive force in your community.
value and maintain your health and the health and well-being of others.
respect all the ways human beings access their spirituality.
help create a global community committed to peace and nonviolence.
keep learning; ask question, explore, discover, and always maintain
curiosity and hope.
honor and respect diversity and the beauty and magic that occurs when
differences join to create something far greater than one can imagine. May
you bring your gifts and talents forward every day without hesitation or
honor your ancestors a,, all those who have gone before you, for they have
paved the way for you to do what you are here to do.
From “Schools with
Spirit: Nurturing the Inner Lives of Children and Teachers; Linda Lantieri;
2001;Beacon Press, Boston, MA
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