I love the emails I recieve as a subscriber of helpothers.org and thought I would share this one.
"When I was young, I used to admire intelligent people; as I grow older, I admire kind people." --Abraham Joshua Heschel
Idea of the Week
"Last month I started a family kindness journal. Every day each family member must write down the good deed that they did that day. It is amazing to see how far my children's deeds have come. At first they helped the teacher or shared school supplies, but it has progressed to wonderful things I never imagined. For example there is a boy my son has not gotten along with since the first day of school. My son came home and told me his good deed for the day was to make friends with this boy. I said, "What possessed you to be friends with someone who has been mean to you all year?" His response? "I gave it a lot of thought and realized he was lonely and didn't know how to make friends, and that was why he was mean." Some deeds are big some are small, but the point is for us to think of other people." --Yvonne
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