Something that is so absent in the school systems, yet such a huge part of social learning, how to choose a loving thought over a negative thought, or a hateful thought. It is so simple and yet so powerful. You can change your day, your week, your life, by just choosing loving thoughts. This is something that is SO important that our children learn how to do. I would be honored to have this program in my child's school and hope this foundation gets the support it deserves to do so.
Choosing Love, simple enough I thought. And so I started espousing the idea to everyone I could through social media and within my daily life. And then I realized I had to walk the talk, and that's when my world changed profoundly, for I always believed in love, but to choose it every day, consciously in every choice! The response from others, it opens up an unexpected world of vulnerability and kindness and forgiveness and gratitude and courage from places within yourself and from others that is truly life altering. I now work directly with the non-profit, implementing their SEL program in schools in Hawaii and talking and sharing the Choose Love Movement whenever and wherever I can because I believe it can change the world and build peace for our future generations...this is the power of choosing love. Simple enough.
The message of the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Foundation is so simple, and that's what makes it so powerful. Jesse and Scarlett and JT Lewis each have their own powerful story of courage that resonates so deeply and touches your heart and makes you want to make yourself and your community and your world a better place. What's not to love?
The work of the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Foundation is essential especially now as students seek the skills to stand for compassion and understanding rather than hostility and blame. The foundation's emphasis on social and emotional learning as an antidote to blame and demonization is the tonic our society and schools need to move to a better place. The organization deserves considerable recognition and support.
Every school can benefit from this beautiful program. 2 of my grandchildren at two different schools in Columbus, Oh have witnessed forms of bullying, and I have asked my daughters (their Moms) to suggest to the school officials that they implement the Choose Love program at these schools. I feel it can do wonders!
Scarlet and JT Lewis are love and forgiveness missionaries! They received Serenity Awards in West Hartford in September of 2016, and inspired us with their courage and devotion to spreading the Jessie Lewis Choose Love Movement everywhere. Their mission is the hope of the world!
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This is such an amazing foundation. What is more important than love? Much needed in this selfish world.
Yes to positive, peaceful change through education!
Scarlett Lewis and her son J.T. have demonstrated the POWER of choosing love in their example to the Sandy Hook community, the greater Newtown, CT community, our country and this world. I have personally experienced the effect of the hugeness of their combined hearts. Thank you Scarlett and J.T. for your continued inspiration.
As a education professional who has been working with children for 20 years I can say with much confidence that the Choose Love program is much needed. The simple message it teaches has a huge ripple effect around the world. We want children to grow up to be the best they can be, both inside and outside. Courage+Gratitude+Forgiveness+Compassion!!!