Our children watch our actions! When we demonstrate Kindness, they will learn from us that being kind and caring is the right thing to do! We all need to follow God’s Way – “The Road to Kindness!”
This week let’s make time to show our children how important and special it is to do something kind for someone. As we wind down our summer and our children get ready to go back to school, plan out a kindness activity. An excellent resource is a website entitled “pennies of time.com/5 acts of kindness to do with your kids.”
Also, let’s all give our children hugs this week. Our children are so very special! May God bless you with kindness and we thank you for following God’s Way – “The Road to Kindness!”
We would like to take a moment to reflect on Father Al’s words from last week’s “From the Pastor” bulletin column. He wrote:
“I always loved the traditional greeting by Maryknoll Sisters and Brothers to one another: “the Christ in me greets the Christ in you”. At Mass, you make Christ present especially in how you treat one another! Do you recognize Christ in one another? Do you welcome the stranger? Do you look with kindness on the crying baby or the cranky toddler or the latecomer? Do you participate in the singing, the responses, the common gestures? Do you discriminate in whom you offer the sign of peace? Do you “move in” the pew when Mass is crowded? Basically, do you show Christ-like love to your brothers and sisters at Mass? When we are aware of those around us, we make Christ present in a very real special way!”
Father Al’s words connect directly into our Kindness Program – “God’s Way – The Road to Kindness”. Our study shows that everyone wants to be treated with kindness. The gestures that we show at church carry through to how we deal with our family, our co-workers, neighbors and the people that we do not know but meet on the street. We can make a difference with just a welcoming smile! Kindness and caring start with you!
This week let’s all make an extra effort to give out a warm, kind greeting. We can make the world a better place by following God’s Way – The Road to Kindness!” Blessing to everyone!
We There are times we come across a wonderful story of Kindness. This story is about how “The World Become a Better Place, One Middle School Hello at a Time!”
Two students, Belle and Abby, greet students every morning at Inglewood Middle School. They hold the door for their fellow students and they greet every student by name, giving them a high five and wishing them the best for the day! “Their smiles and kind words are for everybody: the popular and the not-so-popular; the brains and the jocks and the band kids; the bright, outgoing students; and the shy, withdrawn students too!”
Belle started the program as a project coming out of her leadership class. Her teacher Sally Rusk says, “she’s choosing to do it because she thinks it will make other people happy, feel better, feel more included and feel more loved!” Within a week of starting this project, Abby, sensing something special, joined right in. Something has changed at this Middle School. “They are promoting kindness at our school.” This is how you make the world a better place! This touching story and video can be found at: https://goo.gl/NDeJc5
Making the world a better place is “God’s Way – The Road to Kindness!” Blessing to everyone!
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