This morning I got a call from my neighbor. She is 92 years old and is the sweetest person you may ever meet.

When we first moved in, she made us homemade Italian cookies and wanted to make sure that we knew that Malachi is always welcome to play in her yard area since we don’t really have one. She remembers both of my boy’s names despite not really seeing them that much and always asks about them when we see each other.

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Most people in a household have daily or weekly chores of which others are often quite unaware of. They just seem to happen and no-one really notices.

This act of kindness gets children to think about the tasks each person has and the impact it has on them and the family. The aim of doing a chore for each person during this week is to help kids appreciate how others contribute and the difference they make. It will also give the recipient of their kindness a little break from their usual routine and let them know they are efforts are noticed.

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I really feel compelled to post in here about the four teenage boys we had the pleasure of meeting yesterday and again today at the BMX track at Pepi’s land on our walk.

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Giving a compliment isn't always something that comes naturally. Learning the art can help kids to get outside of their own head to think about other people and their feelings. It helps them to reflect on positive attributes of people and makes recipients of their compliments feel worthy, valued and loved.

Writing compliments in a letter form gives someone a lovely keepsake and positive affirmations they can read over and over.

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It's been and continues to be a confronting time with COVID-19 and the Black Lives Matter rallies. We've seen some appalling behavior but also some of the most beautiful acts of kindness as people come together to support one another.

In light of this difficult time, it's important that students are encouraged to participate in acts of kindness to help them understand that the positive things they do make a difference. 

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My daughter was 13. We were on holiday in Santa Monica and were out shopping. There was an airline giving away snacks they serve with drinks as a gimmick. I saw she’d collected loads in her bag. As we walked back to the parking lot she handed them to the homeless people on the benches.

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I work at a grocery store. Last week I was sanitizing all the carts and a gentleman walked up to me thanked me for my hard work and said God bless you. I said thank you and God bless you too.

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We are in our 80’s and were at the store. I had a large milk for my husband and had a fat-free for me. The cashier said I could only have one (because of COVID) and had to choose so I chose the one for my husband and continued to put stuff on the counter. A beautiful young lady said she would take it, paid for it and told me it was for me.

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My neighbor overheard me crying outside to my mum today because I’m struggling right now. I’ve been let off from my main job, have to move house in less than two weeks, and I genuinely had a moment of feeling helpless and sorry for myself.

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I had shoulder surgery which ended up being more severe than it was expected to be. Two days later heading home, we got stuck in traffic on the way to the airport so my partner and I weren’t able to be seated together, only across the aisle from each other.

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Just had the nicest thing happen.

I went down the street to go for a quick walk and to get some essentials from some of the local small businesses. I passed the florist on the main street and decided that a bunch of flowers in my house might brighten up the isolation.

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My daughter was about 4 years old. She nagged me for just £2 and gave it to a man on our local High Street.

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