Another short post about practicing kindness, one of the 12 Easy Emotional Fitness Exercises designed to strengthen your #emotionalintelligence.
This post resonates with the following Word Press Daily Prompt: Teach Your (Bloggers) Well We all know how to do something well — write a post that teaches readers how to do something you know and/or love to do.
Mostly I teach about kindness. I try to teach by the Rule of Three. See one, do one, teach one. I saw kindness practiced constantly as I grew up. I was born in a small town during the Great Depression. World War II was part of my childhood. When the war ended, the Marshall plan treated the defeated Germany and Japan with kindness. So I saw kindness all around me during my early years.
I was taught to do kindness by both my parents. My father would not speak ill of any one, nor seek revenge for wrongs done to him.
As he noted, “Life will revenge the cruel of heart.”
My mother practiced kindness in a thousand ways. I think her care and kindness toward animals was my first lesson in practicing kindness.
I now try to teach the value of kindness. I do so just as much as kindness toward myself as for others. So maybe it is only a selfish act. Still it makes my world better and hopefully other people benefit also.
My Poster Coaches are my newest effort to make a bit of money while trying to practicing kindness. Most are offered as a free digital download, although I hope some will buy hard copies.
A teacher recently said this about how she uses my Poster Coaches in her classroom: ” … they are great to laminate, stick in a binder, or even tape onto a desk. The ideas are, as usual, endless, and should be individualized for every kiddo.”
She was referring specifically to EFIT”s Feeling Thermometers, but her words ring true for every poster coach I have created. Go here to browse the current offerings. More are added almost daily.
Here is about Emotional Fitness Training Poster Coaches about ways to practice kindness.
Thank you for all you do. I am particularly grateful to those who practice internet kindness by liking, rating, commenting, or sharing my posts.
LINKS OF INTEREST
- Kindness (en.wikipedia.org)
- Random Acts of Kindness (.randomactsofkindness.org)
- 12 Easy Emotional Fitness Exercises (amazon.com)
- Emotional Intelligence (en.wikipedia.org)
- Daily Prompts (wordpress.com)