Availability is “being ready and willing to help.” This means putting others’ needs ahead of your own and lending a helping hand when you can. This might include carrying books for a teacher, unloading groceries for your mom, opening the door for someone else, cleaning up after a meal, or reading to a younger brother or sister.
Availability is similar to team sports. When individuals combine their efforts toward a common goal, they can achieve what they could not do alone. With team spirit and cooperation, victory waits just around the corner!
- Put others ahead of myself.
- Find a way to help, not a way to hide.
- Be ready when I am called.
- Be glad for the chance to serve.
- Get permission before I make commitments.
- What happens on a team when everyone works together? What happens when they do not cooperate with one another?
- Why should you care about others and not just yourself?
- Can you think of a person (real or make-believe) who got involved instead of avoiding the problem? How did this person “save the day”?
- Why should you get permission before agreeing to do something out of the ordinary?
(Permission granted to reproduce this lesson for educational use. Credit: CharacterFirstEd.com)