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Where Do You Go For Help?

May 2, 2015

 

Where is a place where you go for help?

I mean where you go for help to try and find something or gain ideas.

Your answer maybe friends, family members or just google it.

I would like to share where I find the greatest value in receiving help.

Communities!!!

Communities are formed when people come together with similar interest and the great thing about communities is the willingness to serve and help each other.

5 Benefits of Communities are:

  1. Creates and helps grow relationships
  2. Great for providing feedback
  3. Provides a sense of ownership
  4. Helps people solve problems
  5. A safe place to ask for help

Generation G

Many of you have joined the Growing With Gratitude community known as ‘Generation G’ by registering for the free library resources and newsletter.

The reason I started a resource library is to build a global community for primary school teachers, parents/caregivers and schools. I thought:“How cool would it be if there was a community where teachers and parents/caregivers from any where in the world could share and access lessons or ideas in the space of primary school/child wellbeing”. 

The global community also allows us to learn what children and adults are grateful for, what acts of kindness they perform and how they serve others in different parts of the world.

For children to gain a global perspective of what other children are grateful for in different parts of the world is powerful. For example; a child in Ghana may have a far different view from a child in Australia when it comes to what they are most grateful for.

This is just the tip of the iceberg. We plan to have Gratitude Buddy Schools / Classes. The concept is to connect schools/classes from different parts of the globe. It will involve Skype meet ups, where discussions and sharing will take place.

We have also started a Facebook community, which is in its infancy. This community is for teachers, parents and schools who are willing to participate in discussion and help each other in the space of primary school wellbeing. I invite you to join the Facebook Community here. The group will focus on:

  • Sharing activity ideas for in the classroom and at home
  • Answering teacher and parent questions
  • Sharing resources
  • Helping teachers and parents when they reach out for assistance
  • Helping to improve the Growing With Gratitude program

I would encourage everyone to join communities in a space where they feel they need help in, but at the same time can add value to others.

Please share in the comments the communities you are involved in and how they have helped you.

Ashley Manuel

Chief Gratitude Officer

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