We teach children how to comprehend a passage, how to perform experiments, improve spelling etc. Similarly isn’t it important to show and facilitate how to be responsible, caring, sensitive, mindfulness…out of this question and a deep desire to actively facilitate ‘being mindful of all the small things that we do for others and how it can bring joy to others’ our Kindness Jar was born. There are 2 different coloured stones, one for a kind gesture that others have done to you and another one for a kind act performed by you. Children drop the stone and articulate it in a small booklet kept next to it. I am convinced that by end of this Term my children would have developed the habit of ‘doing a kind act’ on a daily basis – thus spreading happiness around.
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. –Leo Buscaglia