“There is no need for temples. ... Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.
–The Dalai Lama
I was browsing HLN’s Yule log site, which chronicles more than a hundred true stories of holiday kindness. One I really loved was the story of a kindergarten chorus that had learned hand gestures to go with a Christmas song to the tune of “Bingo Was His Name-O.” (Sing with me: “S-A-NTA! S-A-NTA!”) One little girl, however, performed the whole song in American Sign Language so her deaf parents could understand the whole thing.
The girl was raised from birth knowing ASL, but neither her parents nor her teacher knew she’d sing directly to them during the performance. Her parents and the rest of the audience were deeply touched by her kindness, and gave her a special ovation. She went on to perform favorites like “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and “Frosty the Snowman” in ASL, too.
The Red Room team is grateful for the many acts of kindness our members demonstrate all year long. Please accept our warmest wishes for a season full of kindness and other blessings. And a very happy 2014 to you and your loved ones.
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