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#SOL16: Choose Kind!


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When someone stumbles,

Choose kind, and help them right themself.

When someone questions,

Choose kind, and answer patiently.

When someone is stuck,

Choose kind, and ask “How can I help?”

When someone is hungry,

Choose kind, and teach them to cook.

When someone is lonely,

Choose kind, and be there for them.

When someone is sad,

Choose kind, and cheer then up.

Whe someone is tired,

Choose kind, and help them find rest.

When someone is struggling,

Choose kind, and help them find their path.

When someone is silent,

Choose kind, and listen intently to what is not said.

When someone is afraid,

Choose kind, and calm their fears.

Don’t wait for them to ask for help . . .

Choose kind, and be there waiting

Shoulder to shoulder,

Heart to heart,

A friendly face and

. . . that steady, helping hand !!!

Slow down, look around, REALLY look with your heart.  

How can you lend a helping hand, a calming voice, or shelter in the midst of a raging storm?

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#SOL16: Kindness


Where do you find inspiration?

Children’s literature is a great source of inspiration  and this Edutopia post has 15 additional quotes that you can visit/revisit.

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This quote was the impetus for me to dig even deeper into “kindness”.

Do you volunteer?

Do you live a kind life?

How would we know?

What would be our “look fors”?

Kindness is a virtue that bears revisiting in the cold days of winter.  Too much “indoor time” on dreary, cloudy days may result in frayed tempers and unintended consequences from unkind words spoken in haste.

Random acts of kindness?

Pay it forward?

Actions? Words?

“No act of kindness, no matter how small is ever wasted.”

Nothing flashy or expensive required.  Simple actions. Kind words. A supportive message.

Inspire My Kids is a great source of “Kindness” Quotes for Kids and in fact includes Aesop’s quote above (without the graphics).

The first book that comes to mind is Jackie Woodson’s Each Kindness – specifically, regrets over missed opportunities to be kind.

In the anti-bullying world, Disney has “Choose Kindness”  and Random House Kids also has “Choose Kindness” supporting Wonder.

“No act of kindness, no matter how small is ever wasted.”

How can you “choose kind” today and every day?

How can you support “kindness” for every person every day?

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Tuesday is the day to share a “Slice of Life” with Two Writing Teachers. Thank you, Anna, Betsy, Beth, Dana, Deb, Kathleen, Stacey, and Tara. Check out the writers, readers and teachers here.  Get ready to share your writerly life with the March Slice of Life Challenge!

#SOL15: Choose kind!


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Live life, but choose kind!

Be all that you can be, but choose kind!

Live life with gusto, but not at the expense of others – choose kind!

Choose to be the positive impact in the daily lives of those around you!

Focus on what you can control – your own actions!

A photo taken on Nov. 16 in Paris shows the Eiffel Tower illuminated with the colors of the French flag in tribute to the victims of Friday’s attacks. (Alain Jocard/AFP/Getty Images)paris three

My heart is heavy with grief, but I choose kind!

Empathy for Parisians.

Prayers for Parisians.

A moment of silence.

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For teachers, consider:

Advice for Parents about “Breaking News”

Newsela – “Paris is stunned . . .”

Schools Grapple with how to Teach about Paris

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Tuesday is the day to share a “Slice of Life” with Two Writing Teachers. Thank you, Anna, Betsy, Beth, Dana, Deb, Kathleen, Stacey, and Tara. Check out the writers, readers and teachers here. 

 

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