The Happy Habit Of Being Kind
Being Kind Means:
Caring (for yourself, others + the earth),
giving, connecting, sharing
+ being a good friend
Why Being Kind Matters
Kindness is a core teaching of every spiritual philosophy in the world, and for good reason. It’s a survival skill and a form of magic. Even small acts can have great energy and power. Kindness toward oneself leads to less stress, greater overall happiness and emotional resilience. When we are kind to each other both giver and receiver feel good. So the magic spreads and the energy grows.
Kindness comes in many forms, from simple to more involved, so scattering gifts like caring, giving, connecting and sharing is very easy to do!
The meaning of life is to find your gift
The purpose of life is to give it away
3 ways to teach kids about Being Kind
1. Introduce them to this happy habit:
Download our Free I Am Kind Activity Sheet
2. Use any of our products to help them practice this happy habit in a variety of ways:
There is a lot of kindness being shared within the Happy Hunting Book. Even Shed (Liza's dog) is in on the action. Reading, asking questions and talking about where kindness shows up and how it works its magic are simple ways to get kids noticing and spreading kindness in their own lives.
The Happy Hunting Journal includes 4 activities that encourage caring, giving, connecting, sharing and being a good friend. Just look for the GIFT icons within the journal.
The Feeling Cards offer lots of ways to explore being kind. For example, as a conversation starter: simply pick a random card and ask questions like … How are you kind to yourself when you feel this way? How can you be kind to others when they feel this way? How can others show kindness to you?
The Happy Habit Challenge has 3 Be Kind tasks including one toward self, one toward others, and one for the earth. Plus, one blank card means you and your kids can create as many different kindness challenges as you like.
3. Visit our Be Kind Pinterest boards for more carefully curated research and resources.