Kevin had an all-hands meeting at his work today. I don’t know the details of it, but it sounds as if half the company is being let go. The CEO said at the rate that they’re going, the company will run out of money by December 2013. Everyone who is staying needs to come up with new product ideas to help get sales higher. Kevin was supposed to come to JYG at Santa Inez today, but he didn’t think it would be a good idea to leave right after such a harsh announcement. He will probably need to start working on side projects more now.
I had a great day with some Junior Youth in the neighborhood. Aaron came and we took three girls and a a boy over to our house. We read from Breezes of Confirmation and talked about what a world would look like when we prefer others before ourselves. I think I want to plan an activity for next week that will involve students to come up with how they should respond in certain situations if 1) they prefer themselves over others, 2)they treat each other equally and 3) they prefer others over themselves.
There was also an art project that I saw from some friends on facebook in a neighborhood called Summit in Pasadena. It involved making a paper-mache globe and writing on it:
Ye were created to show love to one another…”
(Baha’u’llah, Tablets of Baha’u’llah, p. 138)
Little events in the daily life of the neighborhood make it so enjoyable to live and work here. We took the junior youth to the local grocery store to treat the group in honor of a member’s birthday, and there I came across four children from my children’s class. Three of them related and one there separately. They were so excited to see me and I offered to buy everyone a little treat at the store. This consisted of either ice cream or hot cheetos (which I have very sad feelings hout). I think the people at La Hacienda were confused as to why all these kids were surrounding the cash register, but it was such a nice moment.
I’ll leave you with the one picture that I took from today. It is of Nike, a dog from my doggy daycare business.