Well, I think we will all agree that 2020 has been a great big mess.
I don’t know about you, but I’m really hoping that we can get back on track for 2021, and make a fresh start. I’m definitely ready to wave goodbye to the back of the last few months.
Not one for feeling down in the dumps and focusing on the negatives, however, I want us all to focus on the positives.
If you’re reading this, you’re still here, which is a great result.
We’ve definitely all learned a lot about ourselves, our communities, the world around us and hopefully, what really matters.
And with the prospect of a very different Christmas coming up, we all need to continue to focus on making December a positive one.
One thing we can all aim to remember however, is to be kind.
Teaching kids to be kind
As Mum always said, “kindness costs nothing”. She was so right.
Carrying out random acts of kindness is a great activity to do with your kids.
It’s a great way to explain the idea of helping others, can be a lot of fun, and teaches kids about compassion and service. The best part is that it doesn’t need to cost you a penny.
It’s important to instil the concept that any act of kindness, no matter how big or small, can make a big difference to someone.
Think about times when you’ve woken up in a bad mood but someone has made you a cuppa without asking. Perhaps you’ve been running late and you find that the frost has already been scraped off of your windscreen. Or maybe you’ve just been feeling grumpy and someone smiles at you on your way to work.
It makes you feel loved, appreciated, and all warm and gooey inside.
So let’s encourage our children to be kind and pay it forward.
Your kindness calendar for Christmas
This is an idea that we’ve created to make it super easy to carry out random acts of kindness.
Print off your FREE kindness calendar and stick it on your fridge so that you can dish out the daily activity.
Enjoy that feeling that being kind gives you. Moreover, enjoy seeing your children get a kick out of it too.
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