We simply need to work on kindness, folks. It needs to be taught to our children. It needs to be spread among adults. And listen. I’m not just talking about in person. This goes especially for social media, too. (I’m talking to you, keyboard warriors.) And this is why I have the pleasure of sharing a powerful blog post about spreading kindness with you today. There are so many educators who truly are models of kindness and compassion. Even when the news might try to highlight the things teachers are doing wrong, stories like this one shine through.
A Message of Kindness And Hope
Still, I had hope. This year, for us, is a special year. It’s his last year of elementary school. Maybe they give them all some sort of award?
I didn’t realize until later – but I had internally talked myself into thinking he would get a “surprise” award and it would be this amazing moment.
The day arrived. As I piled into the gym with the other moms and dads, I made sure to get a good seat “just in case.” There were two awards that I thought he might have a shot at getting – the most improved or the art award.
As both of those awards were called, I held my breath …