December and the wonderful spirit of the holiday season could not be coming at a better time. November was a tough month! I have to say that I am very happy to see it end. From the ups, downs and surprises of the election to the devastating fires in Tennessee. I think that we are all in the mood to start spreading happiness, kindness and good cheer. It’s long overdue for 2016.
Our children live a much more stressful life these days. The ever increasing demands to do well in school, sports or other activities is causing our children to suffer. They must also endure being included, bullying, and now on top of that, the 24/7 cyberworld that is constantly in their faces. So what does kindness have to do with that? It can help develop a society that has hope, believes in positive change and creates happiness both inwardly and outwardly. At study out of the University of California at Riverside, students were assigned to do 5 random acts of kindness every week for 6 weeks. At the end of the study they found that the students levels of happiness had increased 41.66%. That should tell us all something!
So this December, join us in highlighting #ActsofKindness – tag us on our Instagram and Facebook pages with your children’s (and your) #ActsofKindness or send them to us and we will post them! We challenge you to create a better world!
As a bit of inspiration, “a recent study by Arber Tasimi, a graduate student at Yale University, and Liane Young, a professor at Boston College, found that kids who do good—and think back on it—are driven to do more and more good. As Tasimi says, “These findings show that something as simple as asking children to reflect on their past good deeds has positive effects on children’s behavior.”
These small #actsofkindness can change the world!
#myremarkableself #sharekindess #kindnessmatters
—Mary & Claire
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