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Covid-19 Update

We are all fine here, thank you for asking. We are not an “essential” business, but since we work from home, we are still able to fill your orders. We are currently shipping M W F to limit our exposure to our wonderful Postal Woman. We live in the country and I haven’t left home since early March except for our PO runs. I wash before packing your order and I take my temperature every morning. If I even suspect that I am getting…

teaching courage

Teaching Courage

When your kids trust you, it is easier for them to take the risks necessary to develop courage and become brave. Here’s how it works: There is a difference between being brave and having courage. When you are brave, you are not afraid. To have courage is to feel the fear, but to do what needs to be done anyway because the goal is worthwhile. You can’t become brave without first having courage, and trust is a big part of that step. How to…

Courage Dragon shirt

Courage T

This is the third and last (for now) in my series of new T-shirts for kids, designed to promote virtues. They have all been just as popular with adults, and this one promises to be no exception.  It has only been available for three days and I’ve already sold four times as many adult shirts as kids! I guess you are never too old to wear a dragon shirt.  Our “Courage Is Needed” shirt reminds us that courage is more than fighting dragons. It is about…

Winter WeR1Family Flag

Four Season Flag

It is time to put the “Winter” side of our garden/door flag facing out to welcome all of your holiday guests – whether it is kids home from college,  family visiting from places afar, or neighbors singing carols. This “WeR1 (We are one) Family” four-seasons flag will make them feel right at home. This Flag Makes a Great Gift Any Time of YearSince every season is represented, you don’t have to wait till spring to give this as a gift. If the ground is too hard…

Thanksgiving

Gratitude and Generosity – the Virtuous Cycle

This week many of us will take time out of our busy schedules to feel grateful for the many good things in our lives. Soon afterwards, we will begin to think about how generous we want to be towards the people in our lives. These two virtues — gratitude and generosity — form a cycle of virtue that can attract love and happiness into our families, or can become an endless cycle of obligation, disappointment and resentment. It all depends on whether you focus…

Games For The Holidays

In the next three months there will be multiple opportunities to get family and friends together. Life Dice is a great way to get conversations rolling between generations. Two dice, six questions and six ways to answer create dozens of combinations to get you thinking, talking and laughing together. This is a nice alternative to the annual “what are you grateful for this year.” All of the questions relate to meaningful experiences and will help people get to know each other better and feel closer. HOW you…

Character Education Ideas

The miracle is not that roses are beautiful. The miracle is that we can tell that they are. One of the greatest gifts you can give your children is an appreciation of the incredible beauty of the world around them. And the best way to do this is to talk with them about the things that you find beautiful. Take the time to point out the flowers in the meridian of the highway, the way the light hits the trees in the late afternoon,…

Teaching Kids to Appreciate Beauty

The miracle is not that roses are beautiful. The miracle is that we can tell that they are. One of the greatest gifts you can give your children is an appreciation of the incredible beauty of the world around them. And the best way to do this is to talk with them about the things that you find beautiful. Take the time to point out the flowers in the meridian of the highway, the way the light hits the trees in the late afternoon,…

Happy Teacher Appreciation Day from Virtues101

Parents are the first teachers, so start by appreciating all that you to to instill virtues and good character into your children. Then take a moment to think about all of the teachers in your life – the ones who taught you in school, the ones who taught your children, the ones who didn’t call themselves teachers, but who shared their wisdom and support. Send them good thoughts and prayers. Is there one that stands out? Have you thanked them? Writing them a thank-you…

A Word Puzzle from Virtues101 – Just for Fun (and $5)

The above image has two word puzzles, made from our Character Building Blocks. Take one block (letter) from the word Aspiring, and add it to the word Rowing to make two new words. (Hint, the word Rowing becomes a virtue.) Do the same with the next two words, moving one block from Filled and adding it to Party to make two new words. Send us your answers before April 30th, and we will send you a coupon code good for $5.00 off your next…

It’s Spring! Welcome Everybody Garden Flags on Sale

Here in Southern Indiana, crocuses are blooming and daffodils are up. Can tulips be far behind? The first day of Spring is a time of joy. It is a symbolic time to renew our commitment to universal brotherhood (and sisterhood). Our garden flags let your neighbors know that you welcome everybody into you neighborhood and into your life. Save 15% on the Welcome Everybody Garden or Door flag through March. Use coupon code “spring.” Want to make a bigger statement? We also have World…