On Friday our school walked across the lot to the Cottonwood Creek Nursing and Rehabilitation Center to share the gift of song with the residents there. Our students performed three of the Christmas songs that we have been practicing (and practicing, and practicing…). They did a fantastic job and sang beautifully. But even more important was that they brought so much joy to the residents there. As I was videoing the performance I took a glance behind me at the residents watching them and I saw so many faces lit up. We feel so blessed to have the opportunity to spread joy. It is a great lesson for the children to practice doing something brave (standing up in front of others to sing) while at the same time knowing that they are creating joy in the hearts of others.