“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” – Aesop
During October 2015, my school hosted ‘Kindness Week’, a week where children and teaching staff offered random acts of kindness to each other and themselves. Based on the ‘Kindness Boomerang’ concept which has swept kids and adults in the US by storm, we also thought about how positive words and actions can change lives and the world around us for the better.
It was quite refreshing to see how the simple virtue of kindness had a lovely and positive impact on the school environment as it filtered around the school and out into the school community. With any luck, acts of kindness will be continued beyond ‘Kindness Week’ and help both children and teachers become more self-aware on how their positive behaviour and kind words affects not only themselves but others around them.
This Kindness Tree (photo) was created by my lovely teaching assistant as a piece of memorabilia of the week and hung up along a busy corridor for everyone to see daily. Decorated by some of the children and teachers at my school with their “kind hands” and “kind words” to represent leaves growing from the tree, it shows the strength of kindness and what it means to each person involved. The tree is a powerful image echoing positive energy with kindness rooted into the foundations of the school. As Mother Teresa once beautifully put it “kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.”
Wishing you a wonderful day filled with positive acts of kindness!
Miss H ♥