PLANTING SEEDS OF KINDNESS
Since May is the month that we start to think about planting seeds in the garden, it seems the perfect month to talk about planting SEEDS OF KINDNESS.
Like a seed, kindness can grow. The more we give kindness, the more we feel like giving more.
Like a seed, kindness can reproduce. When we give kindness to others, they are more inclined to pass it on to others.
Like a seed, kindness is scattered. Who knows how far one act of kindness can spread and multiply?
According to Mayo Clinic, "Kindness is more than behavior. The art of kindness means harboring a spirit of helpfulness, as well as being generous and considerate, and doing so without expecting anything in return. Kindness is a quality of being. The act of giving kindness often is simple, free, positive and healthy." They suggest that kindness is good for the body, since it lowers stress levels as the act connects us to others, reduces loneliness, raises self-esteem, and creates a sense of satisfaction.
ENDING THE SCHOOL YEAR WITH KINDNESS:
Kindness bulletin board and activity ideas from WHAT I HAVE LEARNED pinterest site.
"9 Tips For Teaching Kindness in the Classroom" pbs.org
Ideas for integrating kindness at school, home, and work at Random Acts of Kindness website.
Of course, when I think of kindness, I always think of MR. ROGERS! Visit Fred Rogers Center for videos, activities, and to just feel good.
"There are three ways to ultimate success:
The first way is to be kind.
The second way is to be kind.
The third way is to be kind.
To help you save your seeds from your favorite plants or flowers, I have created this downloadable seed packet just for you! Simply cut, fold, glue with glue stick, or tape. Once you subscribe below, you will have access to this seed packet, all of my printables, and receive the password to my RESOURCE LIBRARY. You will receive this password in the welcome email. If you want to print extras for friends and family as an act of kindness, feel free!