In a few words, how would you define kindness?
What are ways we can show kindness to others?
Empathy: The ability to understand and share the feelings of another person. Gratitude: Feeling or showing thankfulness for something done or received. Compassion: A deep awareness of the suffering of another coupled with the wish to relieve it.
Kindness can make a positive change in the world. Showing kindness to others takes courage and strength. When we show kindness, we can make a positive difference in the lives of those around us.
The Power of Kindness
Studies have shown that being kind to others can increase your self-esteem and create a positive outlook on life. Research has found that small acts of kindness can reduce stress in both the giver and receiver. A study in the U.S. showed that when people performed five acts of kindness a week for six weeks, their overall life satisfaction increased.
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What are some simple ways to show kindness to others?
- Being rude and aggressive
- Ignoring people, talking behind their back, making fun of them
- Smiling, saying please and thank you, giving compliments
Does showing kindness cost us anything?
What can you do if someone is being unkind to you?
What are some ways you can show yourself kindness?
- Take a break when you need it
- Don't listen to your body when it tells you it needs rest
- Keep pushing yourself no matter what
How can you be a good citizen in in our RCHK community?
Work together in pairs: What is one action you can take this week to show kindness to someone else?