I was totally inspired this week by the kind actions that pupils from eight schools decided to take to balance out some of the bad stuff that is happening right now. Bristol is a multi-ethnic city and you can watch what they did here.
Did that warm your heart and make you smile? I loved one of their ideas of putting heartwarming message bookmarks in random library books for someone to discover. It is said that a smile is an international language and I am certainly finding it to be true here in France as until my French improves, sometimes all I have to fall back on is a smile! So far it has worked everytime.
There is so much we can do to make even a small difference and to let others know that we care or that we just respect who they are. I’m not going to try and list them all here because there are some awesome ideas on the Random Acts of Kindness website!
However I would let you know what a colleague of mine started some years ago. It’s called Random Huggers and once a year they have a Random Huggers Day which involves teams of people offering to give others a hug. You can see what they’re up to on their Facebook Page.
As Amnesty International say: It’s better to light a candle than curse the darkness’ so I’m going to finish with one of my favourite Rumi quotes and a link to one of my favourite John Lennon songs, ‘Imagine’.
This post is dedicated to the Labour politician Jo Cox who worked tirelessly to unify people and who was murdered because of what she stood for. RIP.
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