My Daughter Won a Certificate of Merit from Her School for—Generosity!

My oldest daughter is six years old, and from her school today she received a certificate of merit, not for attendance or academic achievement, but just for being a generous person! Her teacher praised her for being a good friend to her classmates, and for freely sharing things from her pencil box with them.

I’d never heard of a school giving out merit certificates for displaying a large Buddha soul to others, but I thought it was a brilliant idea.

Of course, my daughter didn’t know what the word generosity means, so I told her and shared this Allen Ginsberg video with her (in which the refrain at the end of the song is “generosity”):

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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