Kindness is the most important and meaningful resource we have. Today we celebrate “Random Acts of Kindness Day” by encouraging Kindness to be more than a random act, but instead an essential, everyday action. So, check out the videos, our 30 Days of Kindness Journal, and our updated Kindness poster below.
Video Discussion Questions
1. Why does he believe Kindness isn't as easy as throwing confetti?
2. What are some character traits Houston stated are needed in order to show kindness?
3. Have you ever offered kindness to someone and it was rejected in a way? If so, how did it make you feel? Would Houston say we should still offer that person kindness?
4. What do you think is the main reason people at our school might not always show kindness?
5. What is one way you could show kindness to someone today?
CharacterStrong's Kindness Journal
Participate in 30 Days of Kindness
Check out our Kindness Journal, equipped with prompts, activities, inspirational, and videos that correlate to each day. Tag your posts with #DeepKindness and tag us on social media so we can follow along with the magic and joy!
It's time to change our perspective on kindness in a way that celebrates its complexity and honors its difficulty. Download the PDF of our "Throw Kindness Around Like Confetti" poster to put in your classroom or school.
Having to cover a class last minute? Need an emergency sub plan? Check out these easy, FREE activities from our CharacterStrong curriculum! Amidst this crazy time, we're striving to help you pre-plan for the uncertainty of an educator absence or staff shortage. In showing kindness, we hope these activities equip you with the gift of time in order to support you and your students.
"I was sitting outside one day feeling deflated about the state of the world. I’m not sure if you’ve ever looked around and felt frustrated with the divisiveness or cruelty of our current culture, but I’m confident I’m not alone in my occasional despondence. In all my speaking events, I’ve never met anyone who claimed they didn’t believe in kindness. Over the past few years, I’ve been thinking a lot about that gap — the gap between what we say we care about and what we actually do for each other. How is that we could so collectively believe in compassion and be so collectively ineffective at it?
That’s why I wrote the book. I want to offer a new way of thinking about kindness that explores that gap and challenges how we act with it in our daily lives." - Houston Kraft
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