Jess Minnick, Writer/Photographer

Kindness, it costs nothing, but means everything. Yet, very few people use it. In the Cafeteria, I see kids saving seats and saying, “you can’t sit here, this seat is taken.” What if we said things differently? We should always keep in mind that what we say matters. I want kids to see the kindness in the world. I want adults to see it. I want Chaffin to see it.

 Mark Twain said, “ Kindness is a language the blind can see, and the deaf can hear.” Be kind to everyone even when you think they don’t need it. Kindness is a gift you can give to the world. Here are the 5 steps that can help share kindness:

  1. Practice being Positive. Positivity is the key to being kind. 
  2.  Use the Golden Rule: Treat others how you would like to be treated.
  3.  Show appreciation to your family, teachers, and friends.
  4.  Smile and make someone’s day a little brighter.
  5.  Last but not least give someone a compliment, you never know how much someone might need it. 

Kindness is a choice. Make the right one.