The first lawn manicure of the season is always the toughest, but this young neighbor made ours a whole lot easier with three little words: “Need some help?” read more →

The crumpled paper lesson is a very powerful bullying activity which we believe was originally used by a teacher in New York to show her students the lasting impact that anti-social and cruel behaviour can have.

We love this bullying lesson but adapted it to use in conjunction with our primary and elementary school curriculum during assemblies and in the classroom. We substituted a plain piece of paper for a red heart or cutout of a person (an activity in the curriculum for older students) to make it more relatable for kids.

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My aunt won a giveaway at a resort – so she invited us and we spent the weekend there. It was wonderful! However, it wouldn’t have been as amazing as it was if it hadn’t been for the hard-working Housekeepers.

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My friend, Kendall Joyner and I have a fun community service project. No one told us to do it. No one told us to be kind to older people. We just do it. It is fun. It brings joy to older people.

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In May 2019, Australia’s first co-built educational and aged-care facility was opened in Morphett Vale, South Australia. The Montessori middle school has three classrooms to accommodate around 60 students on the grounds of Kalyra Woodcroft aged care facility in Adelaide.

When the school needed more space, the offer of sharing the grounds of the aged care home presented a wonderful opportunity to connect the young and old at another level. 

The experiment is a first in Australia but is already helping students and residents overcome ageism and build genuine connections. 

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Boy cleaning up the streets of Malmesbury, Wiltshire

I live in Malmesbury in Wiltshire. A kindness story I would like to share is about my 14-year-old neighbour Ben. He is the most caring individual out there. He cleans up the streets of Malmesbury and helps the elderly generation with lawn cutting and technology support. With his cleaning in our town he is out every weekend and after school in the week cleaning up the streets and alleyways, brushing and weeding them. He has also cleaned a bench covered in bird poo in our community where people couldn’t sit. That is now all cleans because of him. - Judy Taylor

Quote - Your life will be infinitely better if what you do comes from a place of kindness.

My son Stephen once climbed through a small bathroom window to open the front door for an elderly lady who had accidentally locked herself out of her home. She was a complete stranger and he was just walking past her home and he saw she was distraught. - Bill 

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Enemy Pie Book Review




Age group:


Enemy Pie

Derek Munson

Tara King

4 - 10 years

Friendship, Problem-Solving, Bullying, Judgement, Respect

Story overview

The story is narrated by a young boy. He was looking forward to a really great summer. That was until Jeremy Ross moved into the neighborhood!!

After laughing at him when he struck him out at baseball and not inviting him to his trampoline party, Jeremy Ross became the first person on the boy's enemy list. 

He talked to his dad about his problem. His dad said he has a sure fire but secret way of getting rid of enemies. Enemy Pie!!

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That's what KINDNESS is.  Giving to another human being who has a greater  need than me. Quote

When my daughter was in high school, she found out that a classmate was pregnant. One day she noticed that the young lady did not have any food or money at lunch time. My daughter sacrificed and gave her classmate her own lunch that day. She told me about the girl when she got home from school and I gave her money for two lunches for a couple of months. When my daughter got a job, she paid for her and her classmates lunch by herself. I was a very proud mother! - Minionette

Yesterday afternoon The I Have a Name Project and Let's Be Better Humans campaign had planned on delivering cold water to our homeless neighbors. As temperatures in Phoenix climbed above 110 degrees we began loading the bus.

Then, a man whom we were familiar with, approached looking a bit disoriented, very disheveled, thin and gingerly walking across asphalt that can be up to 40 or 50 degrees warmer than the outside temperature– wearing only a pair of worn through socks.

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Teacher: You had so much to offer yesterday. You okay?

Aiden: I'm tired.

Teacher: So what's going on?

Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond: Strong relationships are central to the learning process. 

What the science of learning and development tells us is that we need to create learning environments, which allow for strong, long-term relationships for children to become attached to school and to the adults and other children in it.

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My daughter's wedding was Saturday. I can't even begin to write all the stories of kindness, but on the day of, I had so many things to do it was impossible. I had to pick up the cake, macarons, candles, baskets, all in different towns. I left early, drove out, got there, and didn't have my wallet!!! I was not going to make it home and back to do everything. 

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