Kindness is an important quality to have. When someone is kind, it means he or she is considerate and nice to others. Some good examples of kindness are saying please and thank you, sharing, and doing anything that helps others. When you treat other people with kindness, both people feel good!
It’s important to try and always be kind. You don’t need to have a reason for being kind—it’s something you can do simply because it’s the right way to treat others! If you see a kid on the playground who is having trouble tying his shoe, be kind and help out! Do it simply for the “thank you” and the smile from the other kid, and then hope that he’ll pass on your kindness and help another person. Kindness doesn’t have to cost you anything except a quick moment to give a hug, share a laugh, or tell someone how much they’re appreciated. Pass it on!
Think about something kind that another person once did for you. Did your friend share her snack when you accidentally dropped yours on the ground? Maybe your sibling did your chores for you when you weren’t feeling well, or your cousin let you change the channel when your favorite show came on TV.
Name a few of the kind things that you’ve done lately, and list some other examples of kindness that you can think of too!