Offsite LinkCaring for Youth - *Featured link: How to Change your Classroom and Yourself with Gratitude

'Gratitude in education' - Dr. Kerry Howells talks about the relevance of gratitude for teachers and students at the Mind & Its Potential 2012 conference in Sydney, Austrailia. Read excerpts.

My Son is Superman! - After the jarring news that his baby boy has Down's Syndrome, Jesh Krishna Murphy's devastation transforms into joy, love and gratitude for his special son.

Gratitude is Contagious - Camp director Richard Bernstein put out an empty mayonnaise jar with paper and pencils beside it and a suggestion to write thank you notes.  He never dreamed how full that jar would get and how it transformed the camp.

Nurturing a Grateful Heart: What can parents do to instill gratitude in their children? - an essay by Kathy Hendricks.

Nowhere Else But Here by Cheryl F. McGinnis
A teacher describes her journey from head to heart.

A Contemplative Calling in Family Life, by Patricia Carlson. Right in the midst of that here-and-now situation is the place to embody and experience sacredness, serenity, and love.

Lingering Grief, by Patricia Carlson.  What do you do when you are stuck in the grief of having lost a child?  See also The Grief of Estrangement.

Boy's Sleep, a poem by Naomi Shihab Nye. 
Children, who throw themselves into sleep no less than waking, remind us to be keenly attentive

Fred Rogers: Kindly Neighbor - "Mister Rogers," as he was affectionately known to his television community, understood the inner lives and feelings of children with remarkable perceptivity.

Infinity and God, by Richard Jones - A five year old's grateful wonder can carry us all the way up to infinity and back down to the simplest feather, drawing our attention to the divine presence that permeates our world.

Mother of Us All, by Stephen Levine - This prayer helps set us free from our image of perfection to which so much suffering - and misunderstanding of children - clings.

God's Maternal Love, by D.N. Rowan -We can keep giving, spreading strength and calm, embodying that exquisite balance of wisdom and compassion of a maternal Buddha, or a maternal Christ.

How Big Is Your Family, by Br. David Steindl-Rast -
We can think of the Earth Household as our heavenly Father's “own and greater being," a place where we all belong together.

Excerpts from Real Science Papers by Kids These quotes restore laughter to an oftentimes serious subject.

Proverbs from the Young  Surprising new proverbs coming from attempts by children to complete old ones.

Strengthening Your Inner Child - This online practice reminds us that it is never too late to become the child you were meant to be.  Understanding yourself enhances your understanding of the children you love.

Childlike Joy - Children are not the only ones who can be surprised by joy. The oldest of us have moments of liberation when we see with fresh eyes. Here is a place for you to share with others your delight in childlike vision

Light a Candle - If you want to support a young person with your good thoughts and intentions as well as actions, you can light a candle here and leave a supportive dedication.  You can also take a breather from your caretaking responsibilities and light a candle for the sake of your own calm and well-being.

YOUth! - Here are resources on our website and from other sources that you can share with the young people in your life.

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ANGeL's goal is to offer you through this website an immediate and intimate experience of living gratefully. In selecting topic resources, as elsewhere, we favor quality over quantity. This page is not meant to be a directory of related websites and organizations. Rather, we have selected a few specific links and readings that we believe are most helpful in getting you in touch with your experience. Of course, the Internet is vast and our knowledge is limited; so if you know of a link or a book that is more helpful than what's listed, be sure to let us know.