#SOL19: Kindness

“Here, have this seat.”

“Please, go in front of me.”

“Is that the announcement you were waiting for?”

“We’ll share this plugin with you since yours isn’t working.”

Celebrating kindness.

It was an airport delay.

It could have resulted in

frustration,

anger,

hurt feelings,

unkindness.

Choosing to look for kindness.

Choosing to search for  signs of thoughtfulness.

Choosing the positive.

Celebrating kindness!

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What will you choose?




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13 responses

  1. It’s so much easier to be pessimistic than to look for all of the good in the world. But, my goodness, life is much sweeter when we look for the kindness that surrounds us… and the kindness we put out into the world. 🙂

    1. Stacey,
      So true! It’s a two way street where it’s best if we DON’T keep score. It doesn’t have to be “even”! ❤

  2. Yes, Please! 🙂 My friend in high school, when asked why she was so nice, would say, “It’s just as easy to be kind!’ 🙂 Not always true – but a good reminder that it’s not too hard to choose kindness.

    1. True, being kind does take work. I was first really annoyed by a group of teens who sat in handicapped seating, so I deliberately chose a different focus! ❤

  3. In a place like an airport, kindness shows. Kindness is calming and comforting.

    1. Margaret,
      All the difference in the world at the airport!!! 🙂

      1. And when you go to a new school for the first time.

  4. It is amazing, how choosing that lens, changes everything.

    1. Absolutely! Perspective matters!

  5. Kindness is a word I keep coming back to as we build our classroom community. Sometimes kindness is in the eyes of the beholder, as you point out. It is easier to see kindness when you are looking for it.

    1. Erika,
      I agree. You might accidentally “stumble across” kindness, but it is so much easier to find when you are looking for it! Have a great day!

  6. How true. Being kind is a choice. I believe that the more we choose kindness the easier it becomes to make the kindness choice. Being kind not only changes your outlook on life but can also change the person receiving your act of kindness.

  7. I love the attitude of looking for kindness – especially at an airport! Not always easy. Thanks for that reminder.
    Great meeting face to face last week!

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