This week's selection for #TakingCareThurs, Kindness is Cooler, Mrs. Ruler, was chosen for World Kindness Day.
"It was cold. It was rainy. And Mrs. Ruler's class hadn't been outside all week. The students were getting jumpy and grumpy."
Sound familiar? Some of Mrs. Ruler's students get in trouble for not being kind. She keeps them in at recess.
"Sit down. Don't frown." "You acted as if it's cool to be mean. But it's not."
Mrs. Ruler challenges the students to practice being kind. Five acts of kindness she says. They will see.... "A slice of nice makes a mile of smile!"
"What if I don't feel like being kind?" ...."Good deeds fill needs!" Mrs. Ruler responds.
And so you'll see.... kindness truly is contagious! The more Mrs. Ruler's students performed acts of kindness, the more they wanted to be kind, as did the other students whom they had been kind to. Mrs. Ruler decided to write their acts of kindness on paper hearts and put them on the bulletin board. "I know. Let's have a class party. We'll decorate and celebrate - One hundred acts of kindness!"
"Kindness is cooler!"