Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind.
Hear ye! Hear ye! It’s World Kindness Week! Yup – from November 17th to the 20th, people all OVER the world are finding special ways to be KIND to one another! It makes our HEARTS sing to think that our world is working together as ONE to bring kindness to everyone they meet!
One way that WE celebrated World Kindness Week was by reading a VERY inspirational book entitled Ordinary Mary’s Extraordinary Deed by Emily Pearson!
The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
After reading the book and having a VERY entertaining and DEEP conversation about what it means to be KIND, we took some time to reflect personally:
“What is KINDNESS? Kindness is something like niceness and helpfulness! People can be kind for NO reward but some people want rewards! Some people help out for one or MORE reasons like:
- to be kind
- to help out
- to make the world a better place
We should give food and water to the homeless WITHOUT a reward. Everybody should be kind no matter WHAT!!! No one can FORCE you to be kind, but it is the RIGHT thing!!!” ~ Christopher
“If there was no kindness then there wouldn’t be anybody to help you when you got a broken bone. For example, in football, if you got injured there wouldn’t be treatment. Did you know that it’s Kindness Week? Wait! Maybe you DIDN’T! We will tell you about it! Kindness week is important because that’s when everybody is kind to each other. We think that kindness should be EVERY week. Kindness can CHANGE the WORLD because kindness can change PEOPLE!” ~Amro & Elijah
“We like to think that kindness stands for … well … we will SHOW you, not TELL you:
- kindness is everywhere
- intelligence to be nice to people
- not to be a bully
- don’t hurt anybody
- never beat up anyone
- even though some people punch, don’t hurt them back
- say sorry if you are mean
- save the peace
That’s what we think kindness is. When you think of the most popular celebrations you think of Christmas or Easter or Hallowe’en but … one of the MOST important ones is World Kindness Week. We think that World Kindness Week should be EVERY week. Do you?” ~Ben, Danny & Tommy
“You should be kind to people. Being kind is very important because if you are not kind then no one will be kind to you. You should read Ordinary Mary’s Extraordinary Deed. You should REALLY read it. You should be nice even when the week is OVER! Do you know what World Kindness Week is? It is a week where we have to be kind. Kindness is IMPORTANT!” ~Tyler & Nick
“This week is Kindness Week. That means you will see a lot of people being kind to each other. Kindness is very important because if you drop a pencil box and the inside of the pencil box is full of pencils crayons and stuff like Dimitri did and nobody helps pick it up with you … and you have to pick it up all by yourself … you will be sad. You don’t need money to help other people.” ~James
“It’s World Kindness Week! What? If you don’t know what I’m talking about … I’ll tell you. World Kindness Week is like Ordinary Mary’s Extraordinary Deed book. Ordinary Mary changed the world in 15 days! Mrs. Renton thought it was BIZARRE! To make the world a better place … I think we should ALL help people, just like Ordinary Mary gave Mrs. Bishop blueberries … and she made muffins to give to the mailman and he felt so happy that HE helped 5 people and it kept on going! See?!? We can ALL read Ordinary Mary’s Extraordinary Deed … we can ALL see how important it is to be respectful and kind to others!” ~Rebecca
“World kindness is a week when everybody helps people out. Did you know that if everyone helped out, the world could be a better place for EVERYONE? World Kindness Week is VERY important because if no one was nice to each other that would be a TERRIBLE sight. World Kindness Week should make the world a BETTER place. Maybe World Kindness Week should be 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, or 11 weeks. Maybe it should even be MONTHS or even YEARS!!! I think Kindness Week should be EVERY day!” ~Chelsea
“This is Kindness Week. Kindness is something you should have in your heart ALWAYS! Kindness week lasts from November 17th to the 20th. But, we should still ALWAYS try to be kind to others! In a book that we read called Ordinary Mary’s Extraordinary Deed, it talks about people helping others and eventually the whole WORLD gets help! It’s a GREAT book! I recommend it! It only takes ONE person to make the whole WORLD happy!” ~Ella
“Kindness is when someone does something really nice to you and if we do that over and over again we can make the WORLD a better place! Kindness MOST of the time MAKES people’s day! What do you think kindness is? Kindness can make someone who is REALLY grumpy HAPPY! I like kindness because people turn from grumpy to NOT grumpy. Kindness can make others be kind to others.” ~Davis
“Kindness is important because it makes someone smile every day and that person will maybe do the same to others and will help someone else make their day. You can do this by helping someone do stuff or by giving someone a gift. Not just gifts and money … you can also say something NICE to others. If you see a stranger that is homeless, first if you want to give some food to a stranger, DON’T … only do it with a parent because that stranger you don’t KNOW and you need to be safe. So be safe and also have FUN a little bit like the example of the Veteran’s Food Bank where some of our classmates gave food to the Veterans.” ~Joyce
“This is Kindness Week. Kindness is something you should have ALWAYS. Kindness week is from the 17th to the 20th and we should ALL be kind in that period of time! How would you feel if you had been helped? I would feel VERY good! Have YOU read Ordinary Mary’s Extraordinary Deed? It’s a GREAT book. It talks about how ONE girl made a BIG difference. You should ALWAYS remember to be kind because if you aren’t very nice you COULD lose one of your BEST friends. TRUST me … I have done it BEFORE! So … we can ALL make a good deed. Every step you TAKE you can do a good deed!” ~Jayden
“We read Ordinary Mary’s Extraordinary Deed. It’s about being kind to others. If you are kind to others they might pass it on. There is a book called How Full is Your Bucket? It is about a kid that is having a bad day. Then, people started to fill his bucket. He fills OTHER people’s buckets. When he was being nice to people, his bucket fills up TOO!” ~Constantine & Tre
“When you see someone that is poor, ask your parents if you can give money and other things. You should not just do kind things on kindness week … you should do it EVERY day. We read a book that’s called Ordinary Mary’s Extraordinary Deed. It was about a girl named Mary who made the world a better place by picking berries and giving them to her neighbour. Her neighbour didn’t know who they were from so she made the berries into blueberry muffins and gave them to five people she thought it might have been. We can help the world by being kind and by being the best FOR the world. You know what could HAPPEN if you do kind things to others! So, try your BEST to help the world. Be friendly to others. Be helpful to others and kind!” ~Rayann, Zubayda & Cemre
“World Kindness Week, November 17th to the 20th, is when people are supposed to be nice and kind to other people. A book that is PERFECT for W.K.W. (World Kindness Week), is Ordinary Mary’s Extraordinary Deed. Have you heard of it? It’s great! The book is like a chain reaction. Mary is nice to one person. That one person is nice to FIVE people. The five people are each nice to FIVE MORE people, and so on and so forth. Soon, it goes all the way BACK to MARY. The total people that were nice were: 6 103 515 625! That was the population in 2002!!! That was a year after my BROTHER was born. BUT, the population has gone up by a BILLION!!! After all, that is a LOT! Did you know that every 3 seconds one person dies while every ONE second three people are BORN? It’s WEIRD!” ~AJ
We ALL agree … World Kindness Week is a VERY special week. But, we ALL think that world kindness should happen EVERY day. IMAGINE the possibilities!
Well, there you HAVE it! We hope you rush RIGHT out and grab yourselves a COPY of Ordinary Mary’s Extraordinary Deed … and you read it with someone SPECIAL … just like WE did today! TRUST us … they will THANK you! 🙂
- What will YOU do to make World Kindness Week special?
- Has anyone done something nice for YOU that was completely unexpected? We’d LOVE to hear ALL about it!