My new purpose as a grandmother
Since I read The Kindness Advantage I feel as if I have a new purpose in life, which is to encourage acts of kindness from my grandchildren (I have 7, ages 3-14). Whenever I visit my grandchildren, they can’t wait to tell me how kind they were at school. Here are the responses from two of my granddaughters:
The nine-year-old: “ My teacher was trying to get us to be quiet in the classroom, and the other kids were not totally respecting it. I stopped talking and gave my teacher my full attention.” My granddaughter asked me if that was kind? I agreed that it was very kind and respectful at the same time.
The seven-year-old: “A friend passed me in the hall, and she made a face at me. I didn’t know why, but I didn’t make a face back.” That was a major step for this little one, which I attribute to this marvelous book, making us all aware that we can be kind when others are not. My daughter chimed in : “We don’t always know what’s going on in someone else’s life, and maybe your friend was sad about something that had just happened to her.” She added: “ I’m so proud of you.”
Thank you to the authors of The Kindness Advantage for uncovering the path to kindness as well as to a more purposeful life!