Lessons Learned From ‘A Christmas Carol’

Today, I had the opportunity of traveling with CA’s sophomore class to watch Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol performed live at the New American Shakespeare Tavern.  After watching an enchanting and heart-warming performance, we traveled on to Dalton’s Learning Tree Elementary School to spread our Christmas spirit. While watching the sophomores interact with the younger kids (reading stories and playing trivia games), I think I saw a little bit of joy sparkle in everyone’s eyes. Morals learned?

  • Don’t be an Ebenezer Scrooge for Christmas! Be gracious to others – you’d be surprised at how far a little kindness will go.
  • Money can’t buy happiness. Sometimes we get so caught up in what we don’t have, but in reality, the things that bring true happiness don’t cost money.
  • Take in what’s around you. The littlest of things matter.The thought behind the card. The warm-heart behind the smile. The consideration of a gift.
  • Live in your past, your present, and your future. Think of how to learn from the past, become the best present-self you can be, and keep your future in mind.