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‘God, thank you for helping me to be kind to others before myself.’

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring. Try to do one of these things every day. Even just a smile can brighten the cloudiest of days!

On 21 May 1780, Elizabeth Fry was born. She is famous in Britain for taking seriously the plight of many women prisoners and for bringing their situation to the public’s attention. As a committed and kind Christian within the Quaker tradition, Elizabeth put her faith into action and set up schools for prisoners’ children as well as small-scale cooperatives for the women to earn some money and regain their dignity.

What are we doing in school to learn about Kindness?

Each class is thinking about how we can be kind to ourselves, making sure we are healthy, and how we can show kindness and consideration to others. On the Playground we are learning how to be kind towards our environment and treat our equipment with consideration.

Kindness at home

Try to listen to the feelings and opinions of others, even when you don’t agree. A caring person treats people with kindness and respect. Think about how your actions affect others. A kind person helps others in need. Volunteer to help out with jobs around the house. Being kind to someone else or ourselves is an important part at becoming the best human beings we can be. We can focus our care and attention to the world around us. A kind person thinks of the feelings of others before themselves. They are there when others need help or advice.

Interesting Fact:

By being kind to others we are being kind to ourselves. By making others happy we can make ourselves happy.

” Kindness is like snow–it beautifies everything it covers.”

– CROFT M. PENTZ, The Complete Book of Zingers