As every month, we also met up in October for Character First. Over 40students gathered to learn more about a secret characteristic. After an intense ice - breaker of "ship and sailor", we heard that character is something everybody can develop.
Next we saw an empty cup (representing our life) filled with colorful paper pieces (that stand for the encouragement, time, knowledge... others have invested in us). We all understood that we wouldn't be who and where we are without the input of others.
Then, Quy revealed the topic to us: HUMILITY - acknowledging the investment of others in our life.
We learned that a humble person changes his/her thinking from ME to WE.
That leads us to
+ open our eyes to the investment of others and to start praising them
+ begin to serve without being recognized
+ accept criticism and compliments
+ know that we don't know everything but can learn from others.
We finished by writing cards to people we wanted to say thank you to, or even sorry in case we took their investment for granted or to write down a compliment.
After another game and some snacks character first was over.
Or should we say we changed from theory to living what we learned in our daily lives.