Random Acts of Kindness Day

There’s an official day for everything now. National Chocolate Chip Day, National Cold Cuts Day, Marching Music Day, the list goes on and on. Today is Random Acts of Kindness Day which should be an official day, everyday.

We talk about the importance of being kind with J very often. It’s important for him to be kind to his sister, his friends at school and our family dog. He’s so sweet and considerate that this comes pretty naturally to him. It’s amazing when we watch him do things for others without any prompting.

The world is a scary place and I don’t think there’s a question that more kindness is needed. If we can keep teaching our children kindness, than maybe as time goes on, the kindness will push the scary out.

Do something kind today and then practice it everyday. Do it for a friend, a family member, an animal or a complete stranger. Treating others the way you wish to be treated is the golden rule after all.

And now, a favorite video in this household, Tori Kelly sings “Try a Little Kindness” with the Sesame Street gang:

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