If only it could be that simple. To have that courage and simply be kind. It really is that easy. We just need to be strong and brave enough to embrace it.
The other day my son came home from school with a homework assignment. His first grade class is learning about Respect. They are focusing on not only respecting others, but respecting themselves as well. His assignment was to write 3 different things he does to respect himself. I read him the examples his teacher provided, but did not prompt him otherwise. He came up with this…
You guys, if my (almost) 7 year old can do this, so can you. Kindness. He has it. 100%. I have always said that my Lincoln has the kindest heart I have ever known. He proves it to me day after day. He doesn’t understand hatred. He doesn’t understand why someone would discriminate against another because they may look different, or have different beliefs. He takes people, and respects people for who they are. He is genuine. He is pure. He is compassionate. He is kind.
So today, on “World Kindness Day,” I challenge you. I challenge you to think about 3 things you can do to respect yourself and others.