I photographed this bulletin board in one of the Winnipeg classrooms I have been visiting in the last six weeks. I mentioned how much I liked it to the teacher and she said the motto had become a sort of touchstone for the class. They referred to it often and the teacher was always happy when she heard students reminding each other about the ideas in the motto.
Although the message is aimed at kids I think it has wisdom for adults too. It doesn’t matter if we have the nicest house, or the best job, or the fittest body, or the prettiest face, or the highest income. Those things don’t make us nice people. What does matter is whether we are friendly and generous and happy and honest and kind.