Rightfully so, I have seen enough anger and outraged this year to last me a lifetime. I have been having to do some much needed damage control with my daughters when they bring up their questions surrounding racism in America, protesting, police brutality you name it.
While, I had to talk about the obviously bad recent headlines, I also made sure to mention that one bad apple does not that all apples are bad. One bad cop does not make all cops bad, one mean person does not make everyone mean.
I recently added some new books to our library. One of the books recently added is called Kindness Rocks by an author named Sonica Ellis. The story details how the acts of one child, Little Clara, did something so small but made a huge difference to others. It was a story that my 1 year old and 11 year old loved hearing about.
On the back cover of the book is a quote from Mark Twain that says, “Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see”.
Being the mother that I am, I instill in my children to display kindness everyday day by doing the following:
- Use your manners
- If you do not have something nice to say, do not say anything at all
- Play nice and be fair
- Offer a hug or embrace people you know
- Invite someone new to your circle of friends.
These are just a few ways that anyone, regardless of your age or color can do to show kindness.
To get your copy of Kindness rock,