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Brookwood Junior High School is Engaging All Students
in a Holiday Gift Giving Activity

Sometimes students seem too focused on the “gimme” elements of the holiday season. We want students to learn about the true meaning of the season by emphasizing the giving over the getting. Getting caught up in the commercialism of the holidays is easy — but we want to remind students that holiday time is as much about giving as it is about getting. It is important that we share that giving unselfishly can generate good feelings students will carry with them for a lifetime!   Better to give than to receive, gift-giving is also an act of altruism — unselfish concern for the well-being of others. When we give without expecting anything in return, we are improving our psychological health.  Every student at BJHS will be making a craft and writing cards to give to a loved one(s) or community member on December 18, 2015.  We look forward to this activity and we know our students will find the value in giving this holiday season.

“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.”
― Charles Dickens

“No one has ever become poor by giving.”
– Anne Frank

“Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.”
– H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

“Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.”
– Lao Tzu

“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”
– Winston S. Churchill

“Presents are made for the pleasure of who gives them, not the merits of who receives them.”
– Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind

“Happiness comes from loving and giving”
– Debasish Mridha

“In one equation you can solve all the puzzles of life. It is the equation of giving.”
– Amit Ray

“Give and receive with gratitude. Do the former, without expectation of, the latter.”
– Jaeda DeWalt

“Giving is the key to all success in all applications of human life.”
 Bryant McGill

No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.
– Aesop

Gift Of Giving – Poem by Lyn Paul

Open your eyes
Open your heart
Give just a little
You will get such a lot
Let the sunshine in
Even when there is rain
The warmth of your heart
Will warm someone elses
Two hands are better than one
One opened heart
Will welcome two warm hands
Open your heart
Love is not just romance
Love is… loving who you are
To love life
To love to give
Our journey in life
Is to open those eyes
Feel the beauty in your heart
Give the gift
The gift of giving

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