This month we’re talking about the wonderful and sometimes oversimplified character trait of Kindness. The dictionary defines it as: “the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate.” But it is so much more than that! The definition we are using in class is:
Kindness: the choice to act with words, gifts, or actions to bring appreciation, positivity, and encouragement to others and yourself.
We spend talking about how Kindness isn’t just a feeling, but a choice that we get to make every day! It’s an exercise in bringing good things into our lives and the world. Those good things can (and should!) look like more than kind words; Kindness is given through our actions and our encouragement and our attitude and our gifts. We will spend time thinking about how to be kind to ourselves, to our environment, to our school, and to one another. We will get to experience sharing and receiving compliments and helping create acts of service or gifts for others. We will think about how people like Lao Tzu and Lady Gaga taught or lived Kindness in their life. It’s a generous, positive, and encouraging time!
~ PurposeFull People, 2019