January Kindness Day: Thursday, January 18th, 2018
Theme: Kindness is Contagious
Smile..Pass it On – Pay It Forward – Put a Smile on Someone’s Face
This is a reminder to wear your Kindness T-Shirts or the color yellow this Thursday
and to encourage your students to do the same.
Kindness is as contagious, like a common cold in the winter. When we are kind to each other, it softens our hearts and makes us want to be kind to others as well. Kindness also has proven to make us happier. When we are happier, we become the best version of ourselves. Teachers and parents are often amazed at some of the Pay It Forward ideas that students come up with. It really does teach a powerful lesson: “That one person can make a difference and help others in need despite age, background, money, or social status. Random acts of kindness inspire us all to be better people.” Thank you for your support of this wonderful initiative. Please share your Pay it Forward stories with us at CommunityKindnessMovement@gmail.com, so your story can inspire others to Pay it Forward. Have a wonderful Kindness Day!
Benefits of Smiling:
Why does this matter? Smiling leads to decrease in the stress-induced hormones that negatively affect your physical and mental health. Our children need to feel love, need to feel important, need to feel like someone cares about them. Smiling at them and letting them know you care could make a world of difference for them!
These are more great media options to include or to start your January’s Kindness Day discussion: