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FROM THE PRINCIPAL
This week I was speaking to one of our students who was writing an apology for their actions toward another child, as is part of the process we talked about part of reconciling or making up involves earning back the other person’s trust and respect. I posed the question, ‘What do you think you could do or say to help earn back *****’s trust and respect?’ Without too long a pause the student said, ‘I could do 5 kind things for ****.’ I thought for a minute and asked, ‘What do you have in mind?’ and the child came up with 1,2,3, then 4 and 5 age appropriate ideas for what they perceived as being kind. I thought that this was a very proactive way for a child to earn back trust and respect in a broken relationship, and this brought me to thinking about kindness generally. What it means to each of us and what it means to be the ‘giver’ of kindness and the ‘receiver’ of kindness – and were they both the same or different experiences.
Here are some quotes about kindness, which one resonates with you?
What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?” no author noted
“KINDNESS BEGINS WITH ME.” RAKtivist
“A KIND AND COMPASSIONATE ACT IS OFTEN ITS OWN REWARD.” William bennett
—William John Bennett
“BE KIND WHENEVER POSSIBLE. IT IS ALWAYS POSSIBLE”
May there be kindness in your day and opportunities for you to show kindness too.
Student designed and orchestrated ‘Drawing Club’ at recess this week. Lots of smiles and artistic joy! Thanks Savannah and Lucas!