Kindness In the Community

vs. indifference

Choosing words and actions to benefit others
without expecting a return

To practice Kindness, I will:

  • show concern for others in my words and actions.
  • be alert to the needs of others.
  • be helpful.
  • compliment others sincerely.
  • be polite, friendly, and considerate.

    Practicing Kindness as a Family 

    When my girls were little, our family would sponsor a Christmas family through our church. We would purchase a week’s worth of non-perishable meals and gifts for each family member. We would plan our shopping and go out together. The week after we did this, the girls were more aware of everything we had. I remember one time, one of them used a tissue and remarked that we didn’t buy tissues for the Christmas family. Since I hadn’t yet dropped off the items, we had to get a box of tissues from our stash to add to the gift. Every year after that, we added tissues to our list. Planning and doing kind and generous things as a family and individually will help children understand the importance of kindness, both when it is planned and as a response.

    What group will you encourage to be kind together?

    -Jill Tomey

    The Links below will take you to Resources you can use with the family or within community organizations
    to teach the Character Quality of Kindness.