February is known as being the “heart healthy” month because of Valentine’s Day stuck in the middle. Since I think you should only be thinking about how much you love your parents, grandparents and teachers — we are going to discuss “kindness.”


When the time comes and you are about 35 years of age and you want to fall in love (your parents paid me to say that!) you are going to want to find someone who is kind.


Showing acts of kindness can start at a very early age. I looked up some inspirational quotes about kindness and found this one. “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”


So what can you do to show kindness? First of all think about how you would like to be treated. When my hands are full, I love it when someone holds the door for me — even if my hands are empty, it’s a very nice, kind gesture and I appreciate the thoughtfulness.


When you’re on the playground, let someone else go first. I hope you realize when you always go first, the attitude you are showing is that you are better than everyone else. And to be honest — no one is ever better than anyone else. We should all treat each other with kindness and respect.


In my Google search on kindness, there were suggestions for being kind at school. You can write a letter to your teacher to let them know how much you appreciate them. (Just be sure to proof it and make sure you’ve spelled everything correctly!) You can also work extra hard. That means a lot to a teacher. You can volunteer to help clean the classroom or do another chore around the school. Pay attention to your teacher.  (I hope they won’t be surprised!)

Try some kindness this week and let me know how it goes for you. Take some pictures of acts of kindness and send it to us for this page. We love to publish good things students are doing for others! DonnaB@HarrisonDaily.com is the place to send it.

Donna has written for the HDT for more than 19 years. When off the clock, she enjoys writing for children, teaching piano lessons and being a pastor's wife. The Braymers have three married sons and daughter-in-laws and 9 grandchildren.

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