“All of us, at some time or other, need help. Whether we’re giving or receiving help, each one of us has something valuable to bring to this world. That’s one of the things that connects us as neighbors — in our own way, each one of us is a giver and a receiver.” – Fred Rogers
Did you know that kindness is powerful, and it’s more important now than ever before? Spreading kindness can help make the world a better place, give someone a reason to smile and provide positivity. The cool thing about it is that practicing kindness is simple, and anyone can do it.
Check out tips from some Hancock County first- and second-graders on simple ways on how to be kind.
- Just say, “Hello,” smile and don’t be judge-y. – Megan
- Just be nice, and if you see someone lonely, you can say, “Hi!” – Skye
- Share stuff and let them play. – Paisley
- Clean up trash in the park. – Dean
- Stand up for each other. – Luke
- Help someone smaller read a book. – Brent
- Wave and say, “Hi,” especially if they are by themselves. – Tyson
- Treat people like you’d want to be treated. – Noah
- Be nice. – Rylee
- Always smile and wave at everyone you see. – Collin
- Share toys. – Reagan
- Give them a basket of chocolate-dipped donuts. – Nolan
- Help people who don’t have homes and plant more flowers. – Elliot
- Make friends with them or cheer them up when they are sad. – Trinity
- Help someone with gardening, housework and give them a gift. – David
- Help those in need to cross the street. – Kennedy
- Push people in wheelchairs. – Brennan
Imagine what our neighborhoods, schools and communities would be like if each of us offered just one kind word or one kind act to another person every day.
We hope that these quotes from your fellow Hancock County students remind and inspire you to be kind to one another and also to be kind to yourself. Think of the impact we could make on the world if each of us became more intentional about being kind!