This week's character challenge is to be kind. There are so many ways to show kindness to another person. Even the smallest gesture, such as a smile or a "hello", can brighten somebody's else's day. I see random acts of kindness everyday in the hallway, and they are usually not big, extravagant gestures. I see students helping each other in the hallways (carrying books, picking up items that have been dropped, comforting those who are having a bad day or are hurt, etc.) and being inclusive in the cafeteria at lunch. Being kind is beneficial to those on the receiving end as well as those showing kindness.
This week’s character challenge is to be encouraging. We can show encouragement to others in many ways. You can offer to help somebody who is struggling, give compliments, or write somebody a nice note. You should share positive comments with others, but keep negative comments to yourself. Being encouraging makes others feel more confident in themselves and creates a more positive school climate.
“Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he can and should be and
he will become as he can and should be.”
― Stephen R. Covey