23 Nov When they go low, we can choose to go high! How acts of kindness can change the world…
Could 60 million acts of kindness change the world?
by Heidi Stevens via the Chicago Tribune
Here’s my hope for the next four years — one of my hopes, anyway.
That we take the proverbial pendulum — the one that swings this way or that way every time there’s a major upset in Washington, D.C. — and we push it toward kindness.
That we actively look around for kindness, and when we don’t see enough of it, we get resourceful and create more.
That we find ourselves in situations (at Thanksgiving dinner, on a city sidewalk, at the keyboard) where we think about what the world needs right now — hostility or hope — and we recognize that the latter is the one in short supply.
And that we generate some.
I see signs of this happening all around me. A reader named Dace Kezbers emailed me a photo last week of a sign posted in the art department at her grandchildren’s school.
“Dear undocumented students,” it begins. “In this classroom, there are no walls. You belong here. You are loved.
“Dear black students,” it continues. “In this classroom, YOUR life matters. You are loved.
“Dear Muslim students and students of Middle Eastern descent,” it reads. “We know you are not terrorists. You are loved.”
On Facebook — land of the free-floating anger, home of the brave souls standing up to that one friend from high school — a group of people has dedicated itself to committing 60 million acts of kindness…
…keep reading the full & original article HERE