I was visiting someone in the hospital, and the woman she shared the room with was deaf and mute and had been her whole life. She was around 80 years old and had just had a stroke.read more →
My nephew was in 6th grade and kept depleting his lunch account more quickly than usual. After the second time I was refilling it sooner than expected, I asked him why. He told me there was a less fortunate boy that had insufficient food or no food at all.read more →
Bullying is often a hot topic among parents and teachers. It has been for as long as I can remember and sadly, not a lot has changed. But, I feel we are starting to make some headway with educators now using social and emotional learning programs in their classrooms to build emotional intelligence.
I've been advocating for kindness to be taught in schools for around a decade now. For me, it has always made sense because kindness is the antithesis of bullying. It stands to reason that infecting a school with the kindness bug is going to have a positive effect on children who struggle with antisocial behaviour. A kind majority will eventually have an impact on an unfriendly minority.
My awesome daughter came first in a running race at school as the girl who was in front of her tripped and fell. The girl who fell was so devastated at not winning that my daughter swapped ribbons with her, bringing home a fourth-place ribbon instead of first.read more →
To the Mystery woman who bought my groceries last night at Aldi’s:
It’s taken me all morning to figure out what to say, so I’ll just make it short and sweet.
I was more than prepared to buy my items.
They were budgeted.
They were planned.
They were strategically placed in my cart for a fast checkout.
Someone stole a large display perfume bottle from the window of my husband’s store. At Christmas time a woman arrived with the bottle saying she couldn’t get the lid off. She said her children had given it to her for Christmas.read more →
Whether you're looking to build character at home or in the classroom, recognised kindness days are a great time to start a kindness campaign.
Kindness is a good old-fashioned value that does a lot more than just build character. Did you know that it can also:
It seems such a little thing but it really made my day.read more →
Book Title: Ella & Mrs Gooseberry – Discovering what love looks like
Author: Vikki Conley
Illustrator: Penelope Pratley
For Ages: 4-8
love, empathy, compassion, kindness, understanding, giving, character, community
Related learning areas: Social and Emotional Learning (SEL), feelings awareness, character education
Last week when I was in the supermarket shopping there was a huge racket in one of the isles. I couldn’t see what was happening but it went on for quite a while.read more →
Yesterday on my way home, there was a truck that had run out of gas. There was a woman and a child in the vehicle, and a little further down the beltline, there was a pregnant woman walking.read more →
There's nothing more heartwarming that good hearted kids who set examples of being kind. Our hope is that these examples of kindness from kids in different parts of the world can inspire your own children to step outside their comfort zone to make a difference.
Stories of Kindness
- 27 Feb 2020I’d rather be swindled by someone that doesn’t need it than to pass by someone that does.
- 19 Feb 2020Food stamps over junk food
- 12 Feb 2020Our plans of helping a family went to hell
- 06 Feb 202030 Easy Acts of Kindness for Teaching Your Kids to Make the World Better
- 05 Feb 2020This teacher saves kids who are struggling to connect