A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.

Kindness is contagious and doesn’t cost a thing.

Kindness is an investment. Good karma is the return.

Money makes you rich. Kindness makes you great.

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.

Kindness is loving people more than they deserve.

Choose kindness…It matters.

Do good. Be great. Believe there is good in the world.

Be kind to others. Your random act of kindness might become someone’s best lifetime memory.

Sometimes, a single random act of kindness can become the spark that ignites a revolution.

Be nice to people. Sometimes, a smile is all it takes to start a chain of kindness.

Be kind to others without expecting anything in return. Karma is keeping a tab.

Kindness may be blind but it is the most eye-opening feeling one can get. Thanks for being kind.

Be silly. Be honest. Be kind.

Have courage and be kind.

Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. - Mark Twain

When words are both true and kind, they can change the world. —Buddha

Be a little kinder than you have to. —E. Bennett

Let us remember: one book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world. —Malala Yousafzai

In a gentle way, you can shake the world. —Mahatma Gandhi

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. —Robert Louis Stevenson

Believe there is good in the world.—Unknown

The world is full of kind people...If you can't find one, be one. - Unknown

Kindness is free; Let's pass it on. - Unknown

I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people. - Vincent Van Gogh

We don't have to agree on anything to be kind to one another. - Unknown

If you have the power to make someone happy, do it. The world needs more of that. - Unknown

Every act of kindness creates a ripple with no end. - Unknown

What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make. - Jane Goodall

Go be kind. - Unknown

Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud. - Maya Angelou

Be Kind. It’s Easy!

At NECU, we believe in the enormous power of kindness. Teaching kids how to be kind is a way for you, and for them to make the world a better place. Here are 15 ways to get your kids onboard.

  1. 1. Everyone has a neighbor that could use a hand. Whether they’re elderly, or have young kids, your children can help with simple chores that can really impact their day.
  2. Teachers are doing more than ever these days. Your child can help with end of day clean-up or other classroom jobs.
  3. If friends or neighbors are ill or away, have your children offer to take care of their pets, collect their mail, or water their plants.
  4. Life for the elderly can be challenging. Teach your kids to help seniors cross the street, carry a grocery bag, or even just greet them with a friendly “Hello.”
  5. Your kids can visit senior living communities and brighten up a resident’s day.
  6. Teach your kids to use “Please” and “Thank You.” Manners count and can boost someone’s self-esteem to know what they did was appreciated.
  7. Let your kids know that greeting police and fire fighters, crossing guards and other community helpers is respectful and appreciated.
  8. Leave anonymous notes of praise everywhere. Example: for a waitress/waiter, a friend, or under a sibling’s pillow.
  9. Have your children read to neighborhood kids, or someone with sight impairment.
  10. Teach your kids to surprise you and offer their help when you least expect it!
  11. Have your kids routinely look through their toys and clothing to see what they’re no longer using and donate it to a shelter.
  12. Teach your kids about the power of a smile. A smile can break the ice or make someone feel comfortable when they are not.
  13. Compliment someone. Make sure your kids know that telling someone they did a good job or they look nice is a powerful thing. Everybody does better when somebody appreciates them.
  14. Encourage a friend. Teaching kids to be encouraging can really make a positive impression on others.
  15. Spread the love. From family to friends, teach your children to say “I love you,” There are no more impactful words.

There are unlimited ways of being kind that can actually improve our world. Teach your kids that each of us has the power and responsibility to make our world a better place to live, and that it can be pretty easy to do!

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