Who did you want to be when you grew up? Are you that person now? Learn the ingredients to make a lasting, positive impact on the world, one small act of kindness at a time.
“I want to be the mayor when I grow up,” my first grader said as I was making him lunch.
“Why do you want to be the mayor?” I asked, smiling and admiring his aspiration.
“Because I want to take care of everyone,” he said. “I want everyone to be safe and make good choices.”
With a proud heart, I said, “That is very kind and loving of you to care so much about other people.”
I thought for a second more and added, “Whatever you do in life, just be a good person.”
This conversation was a reminder to me that I am raising future decision makers to contribute to society in a helpful way.
It is my hope that we all do our part to:
These things begin with us.
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Practice It: One Kind Thing
What is one small act of kindness you can do for someone else today? Show that you care in some small way every day for a month. Write one sentence a day about your kindness activity and notice your energy at the end of the month.