I’ve been overwhelmed and deeply saddened recently by how many stories I’ve heard about unkindness. Adults being mean to other adults (in front of their children). Kids picking on other kids (mercilessly at times). Children being nasty to adults (often behind their backs so as not to get in trouble). Adults bullying children (and getting away with it). It seems like it’s everywhere. And it’s discouraging.
So I want to remind myself to be kind. To assume the best. To help instead of judge. To teach my child the importance of caring for others. Because I too can easily leave kindness behind. It’s easier to judge “those unkind people” than to encourage kindness in myself and my child. Maybe that’s why we have such a problem.