You probably can hum along with the old song, “What the World Needs Now is Love” – and some very awesome Minnesota 5th graders acted on that in a big way this year. They started the Kindness Club, giving up recess once a week to meet and talk about ways to spread kindness in their school. In the halls of Parker Elementary, you’ll find a box for random acts of kindness, a hallway sign that reads, “Bullies not allowed in our house”, and stickers on lockers with affirmations for the littlest students. Sometimes their outreach is more subtle – maybe as simple as stopping to give attention to a kindergartener crying in the hall. The StarTribune did an excellent article on their amazing year of kindness. I think we can all learn from these kind kids!
Widow Might is holding a wonderful event called the "Widows with Kiddos Picnic". It's an event specifically designed to connect widows with minor kids to others in similar situations as well as get them plugged into incredible resources.