Today is the Fifth Day of Kwanzaa~it is called Nia or Purpose. We all want to have a reason for being in life, I know I do. How do we teach our children about what a purpose is. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein I think is a perfect book to read to children about having purpose. I know some people see this book with controversy, the tree gives everything to the boy but gets nothing in return. I see it differently. The tree has a purpose and because of her love of the boy she gives all she can to make him happy. The tree has a reason for being ~may we all have the satisfaction some day of knowing why we are here!