Today is a designated day to pause and consciously reflect on times when we have been shown kindness, and think about ways in which we can treat others and ourselves kindly.
World Kindness Day presents us with the opportunity to reflect upon one of the most important and unifying human principles. On a day devoted to the positive potential of both large and small acts of kindness, try to promote this crucial quality that brings people of every kind together.
We asked some PLC staff members how they would be celebrating World Kindness Day!
I am going to take my husband and kids out for dinner tonight. I show kindness by spending quality time with people I love.
– Emily Lockhart, Head of Lighthouse Curriculum
Today i’m going to make an effort to be extra mindful of the people around me. I am also going to offer to get my collegues coffee!
– Deb Barnaby, Junior School Administration
I would like to bring happiness and laughter to the office today!
-Melinda Hayes, Community Relations Co-ordinator
Today I will show kindness by saying ‘hello’ and giving a smile to everyone.
– Linda Malone, Head of Service and Partnerships
A quote that I would like to offer everybody today is a quote my Mark Twain:
“Sing like no one is listening.
Love like you’ve never been hurt.
Dance like nobody’s watching,
and live like it’s heaven on earth.”
– Sascha Hill, Alumni Co-ordinator
I’m going to make an effort to make people laugh more today.
– Tara Holmes, PA to Head of Junior School
Today I will take time to be kinder to myself by attending lunch-time meditation.
– Suzanne Pelczar, PLC Foundation Executive Officer
World Kindness Day is a reminder of the importance of being kind to yourself and others and the flow on effect kindness has in our lives. Today I hope to share some happiness with others by smiling more (it’s contagious) and also by being a good listener. I like this quote by The 14th Dalai Lama:
“When we feel love and kindness toward others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace.”
– Amy McDonald, Wellbeing and Service Project Officer