“Throw kindness around like confetti”
Those words appeared on a door people entered to meet their new leader. Seriously?
A colorful thought. Definitely appropriate for Pinterest projects. But to guide a group, it’s rather insignificant direction.
Or is it?
Ignore kindness and the only person who feels good is the one at the top. Progress might occur, but so will turnover. Esprit de corps will erode. Folks will no longer get along. They might tolerate one another, but who wants to stay in that setting? Society has stopped valuing kindness; look around at the results.
It needs a comeback. Prioritize kindness and prepare to accomplish more than anyone can hope for or imagine.
My daughter Erin knows that’s true. Every day, in countless ways, she convinces her charges that they can, and should, be kind. The earlier confetti reference appeared on her workplace door. She models it, expects it, and sees it work – every year.
She teaches Kindergarten; she shares lessons that transcend age.
Ancient wisdom clarifies truly important traits: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.
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