As a former primary school teacher, I remember constantly telling my students to be kinder to one another. And it worked (most of the time).
One of the kindest things a student ever did for me was take a box of Jatz Crackers and a bunch of cherries from their fridge and leave it on my classroom desk because they wanted to give me a Christmas present. It was so simple but it was one of the most gorgeous acts I’ve ever seen.
And when asked what kindness means to them, it’s often surprising what these little people have to say. As we grow up and get older and busier in our everyday lives, sometimes kindness is a thing we can forget. But its impact should never be underestimated.
No-one knows that better than kids, who often find kindness in the smallest of things. So, when a group of adorable children took over our office to participate in Wonder's #ChooseKind movement, it reminded me of exactly what kindness means and how it can make the day of someone around you.
Whether it means letting someone you know that you care about them, being nice as well as helpful, inviting someone you don't know to be part of a game, protecting your friends or showing love, they're all sure to do one thing: make someone else feel special and appreciated.