For Kids

Did you know that you have an incredible power inside of you?
You might not believe it, but you have the power to change the way someone feels, thinks and acts just by being you.

How? … Easy!
Think of the last time someone did something really nice for you. It felt really good right, didn’t it!
It made you happy and you got a kind of warm fuzzy feeling inside.
When you feel good and are happy, it shows because you’re feeling positive.
When you’re positive, it’s like the sun’s always shining on you.
And because you feel like being nice when you’re feeling that good, that nice, warm energy rubs off on
everyone you’re in contact with, and it makes you feel even
better to see other people feeling good too!

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Okay, so now think about a time when someone was mean to you.
It made you sad and you felt really bad inside, and you might even have been angry.
When you feel this bad, it’s like walking around with a big black cloud over your head.

You feel terrible and it shows.
And because you’re feeling bad, you might say or do something mean to someone else.That’s taking your bad mood, sadness or frustration out on them and that makes them feel
bad as well, and then they might go off and do the same thing to someone else, and those people to someone else and before you know it, your bad mood has affected heaps of people!

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So, see how you can affect other people just by being you!
If you’re a kind and happy person, those around you are going to like you and want to be your friend.
No-one likes to be around someone who’s grumpy, mean or whining, so you might find people avoid you!

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There are some really great ways of making a difference in this world. (Click here for ideas)
The easiest one is to smile at people because your smile can brighten anyone’s day!
Another way is to do something kind for someone. And when you do, you can pass on one of our Ripple Kindness Cards so that person is reminded to do something kind for someone else and then they’ll pass on the card with their act of kindness and hey presto, you’ve created your own ripple of kindness!

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