New Series for Kids: You can change the world one step at a time.

Kids, today you are bombarded by the world's problems. Climate change, pollution, war, hunger, and disease are common, and there is no escaping the news.  But, like I have said before--"You are our future" and you have the power to change the world one kid, one idea, one goal, one simple act, and one step at a time. You can make a difference, and our world needs you to make a difference.


This new series will outline one way each week that can help you take action no matter how old or young you are. Your willingness to make this a better place to live by protecting the environment, the animals, and the people can and will make a difference.


Today's one step toward a better world is the simple act of kindness. Kindness is a quality that many adults have forgotten. It includes friendliness, generosity, consideration, and forgiveness. It is interesting to me, at least, that a 2015 poll by NBC found that adults believe kids are a lot less kind than they were ten or fifteen years ago. 


I DO NOT BELIEVE THAT IS TRUE! I see simple acts of kindness occurring everyday. I see kids opening doors for other kids, saying thank you, waiting their turn on the swings, including others in their games, and helping younger ones read. These are all acts of kindness. Here are five things you can do to show kindness this week.

  1. Say hello to everyone you meet. This includes kids and adults.  


2. Take the shopping cart back to the store after your parents load the groceries into the car.


3. Talk to someone new at school, or include them in your games.  


4. Spend time with a grandparents or an elderly neighbor. If your grandparents live far away, send a handmade card or call them. 


5. Read to a younger sibling or friend. This goes for homework too. Help your siblings or friends with their homework. 


The Greek storyteller, Aesop, said it best. "No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.." So, change the world this week by taking one big step and showing kindness.


Popular posts from this blog

What is sexual harassment?

You Have a Right to an Education, So Use It!

A Fantasy Read for Teens