(I have this picture hanging up next to our entry way door.
I love it, because sometimes I don't feel very kind.You can find it here.)
Our world is in trouble.
-Yesterday we got word that there was a terrorist killing in France. 80 people were killed. Our hearts are with the people of France.
-Today a large national protest by Black Lives Matter (that in the past has resulted in violence) is being held. We are holding our breathes that no one is injured. The United States is radically divided over the cause. We mourn with both the black community and the police officers and their families.
-Another organization called Anonymous is planning and urging people to make today a national "day of rage", to show discontent. Who knows what the consequences will be?
That is just two days' worth of news. . . and it's not even all of it.
What is happening to people?
I think it is because we have neglected to teach hearts. The weapon of choice doesn't matter. In France, the terrorists used a truck. It is hearts that are sick right now. That is why educating the heart is SO important to me. Aristotle said, "Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all." We are smarter than ever before, but we also have more heartache, violence and hate than ever before.
That is why I LOVE this new resource. When I reviewed a new tv series, I gave you a teaser about this website. Well, here's the whole story:
RandomActsOfKindess.org has a lot in common with Raise the Good. We have the same goal and belief: that we change the world we live in by changing ourselves and interacting with the world with love. Here's their challenge for the year:
Their website is AMAZING! Stories on kindness, videos that make you cry, quotes that inspire, ideas to get you started on doing random acts of kindness of your own . . . even a K-12 full fledged curriculum for parents and teachers to officially "educate the heart" about kindness! They also have the scientific research to back up WHY doing good is a quantifiable asset for our communities, our health and homes.
You can even get involved on the content side of the website and submit a kindness that happened to you, or an experience that you had helping someone else. They also have fill in the blank notes to help you express love and thanks to someone, if you find writing about your feelings difficult, or if kids need a little prompting.
Super cool stuff. Super easy to use. Super inspiring. Check it out! Really. Today. You will love it.
Let's change our story. Let's change the world. Let's start by doing Random Acts of Kindness.
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