The greatest gift of practicing kindness is that you can look in the mirror and find a better self reflected.
We are each other’s mirrors. As we grow what others see in us we come not just to see, but to believe about ourselves. Then as we grow what we see in others is our reflection and often not of our better selves, but of our lessor selves. Why practicing kindness matters.
Teaching children to practice kindness begins with teaching good manners. Manners are not a matter of which fork to use but treating others the way you want to be treated.
For more tips about teaching children to be kind see this Parents Are People Too Blog Post “Kindness matters.”
The more kindness spreads, the more peace grows. But to think a bit more about being kind, one must also be safe. There are those who respond to kindness as weakness; all those who only know hate will respond to kindness violently. Why the ancient laws and world-wide laws recognize the different between killing in self-defense and murder.
LINKS OF INTEREST
- Kindness (en.wikipedia.org)
- Teaching Children to Practice Kindness (about.com)
- The Value of Being Kind (actionforhappiness.org0
- Daily Post (wordpress.com)
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Thank you and work at staying strong until next time,. I work hard to do the same as life is often difficult but staying strong lets me find some good every day.