Clay (8) and his brother Owen age 5, helped with coats and blankets for the homeless in Virginia during winter. They put a note with them and place them around for people to find.

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Free social emotional learning, kindness and mindfulness resources for distance learning

As everyone tries to come to grips with the reality that is COVID-19 or Coronavirus, we find ourselves in situations we have never experienced before. These are trying times where people fear for the safety of themselves and their loved ones. My hope is that we find a silver lining by coming together to support, share and care for one another. I truly believe we can find a new sense of community and belonging throughout this pandemic.

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During dark times it's kindness that sheds light.

We are all experiencing something we never thought we’d live through. It’s causing a huge amount of anxiety for people and we ALL need to be mindful of supporting one another as much as we can. This means trying to focus on the good things and spreading positive vibes during this time of darkness.

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The world is great need of kindness right now quote

After so many bad toilet paper stories, I have a good one to report. Yesterday morning I went to Bakers Delight in Bankstown to get a loaf of bread for my brother. There is an IGA supermarket in a recess opposite. I walked over there to see if they had any toilet rolls as it is now impossible to throw a pack in the trolley with the rest of the weekly shopping, as everyone would know.

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If only you could sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet how important you are.

At the shops recently I saw a lady wearing an incredible outfit. I had spent over an hour scouring the shops not finding anything I liked. Usually, I would just think to myself ‘oh she looks nice’ but today I decided to tell her!

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The Happiest Birthday Ever Book Review and Video Reading

Book Title: The Happiest Birthday Ever

Author: Stephanie Berger

For Ages: 4-8

Themes: kindness, generosity, love, empathy, compassion, understanding, giving, character, community, emotions

Related learning areas: Social and Emotional Learning (SEL), character education, emotional intelligence

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Everybody can be great because anyone can serve... quote

I helped a lady find her car in the shopping center car park. She was walking around and I could see she was looking for something/someone so I asked her. “What are you looking for?” She says to me: “I have lost my car, I can’t find it. I thought it was around here somewhere.” So I asked her what sort of car is it? “Black, a big 4 wheel drive, Honda” she replies.

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Goodness is about character, integrity, honesty, kindness and the like quote.

My daughter and I were pulling out of Walmart and saw a man with a sign asking for money. My daughter asked why I didn’t stop to help. I told her I didn’t have any cash. I started telling her about a 20/20 report I saw one time where a reporter followed a woman that was panhandling back to her brand new Escalade and she admitted to making more money begging than working.

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Kindness bulletin boards to teach students values

What better way to foster kindness, build character and encourage positive school communities than awesome visuals that students see each and every day. Like anything else we want our kids to learn, positive values need to be constantly reinforced and lived every single day.

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One time at Festival when I was 32 weeks pregnant with twins and craving so many things, I loaded my cart with candy, ice cream & cookies. 😁 I got behind someone using food stamps and their card was declining. I looked at their food and saw it was actual food (not like my junk food) that they were wanting to buy. Every card kept declining that she was trying.

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Free kindness ideas poster for home and school

If you enjoy the feel-good emotions produced by doing good then perhaps you're the kind of person who looks forward to the official days that celebrate kindness. Did you know there are 3 of them? 

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If I’m being completely honest, I thought our plans of helping a family went to hell when our fancy flocked Christmas tree flew off our SUV and into holiday traffic on the highway today around lunchtime. One of my generous friends had delivered the tree and all the trimmings and because it was pouring today, we kept the plastic on, so the beautiful fake snow wouldn’t be washed away. But that plastic allowed that little bugger to squirm out of its cover and fly into oncoming traffic. We saw a car run over part of it and didn’t know for a full ten minutes while we exited and turned around if we had hurt or killed someone. My husband said he imagined our financial ruin from the impending lawsuits, and for me, the devil that resides in a part of my head reared up and snarked, ‘This is what happens when you try to help someone. See? No good deed goes unpunished.’ But we came upon the tree on the side of the highway in a perfectly safe spot for us to pull over. No one was injured and most shocking of all, the tree was perfectly intact, standing straight and proud as if to say, “Have faith little one, nothing can stop Christmas.” We refastened the tree to the roof of the car and met my FB friend and her family and this is where our story really begins:

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