Hello Kindness Counts Natick Community! Not to offend any of the basketball fans out there, but I thought that on this blog, we could focus on MARCH KINDNESS! Our goal is to unite our community around the common theme of kindness. To further that goal, this week we will be featuring the efforts of our student leaders (and schools) to promote kindness. We’ll learn from preschool to high school how young people are encouraging each other (and being encouraged) to be kind.
I thought that I’d start off the month with two of my favorite quotes about kindness by President Abraham Lincoln. He said: ”Kindness is the only service that will stand the storm of life and not wash out. It will wear well and will be remembered long after the prism of politeness or the complexion of courtesy has faded away.” President Lincoln also said, ”All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever a flower would grow in thought and mind.”
This last quote, about the thistle and the flower, is one of my Mother’s favorites. She is an avid gardener, and this time of year she becomes very excited about the flowers soon to come. As spring approaches, let us see where we and our children can plant kindness, so that it grows and spreads througout the community. Happy March!