The month of kindness brought these wonderful essays.
To be kind is to not necessarily a burden, like most make it out to be. Rather, it is a choice. There’s a choice on whether to be kind, or to be unkind. Obviously, most people prefer for others to be kind. However, although they might think this, the majority or people are unkind themselves. Although humans try to be kind to one another, and try to make others kind as well, quite the majority are hypocrites. However, we still try our best.
Some acts of kindness that I have performed to others and myself include:
– Helping friends with homework
– Doing my chores without prompts
– Letting friends borrow belongings
– Respecting other people’s opinions
– Starting random conversation with people who don’t seem to talk to too many people
– Sit with someone at lunch who’s usually alone
– Eating healthy
– Respecting others when speaking
– Getting work done on time (being kind to my grades/self)
– To no be a burden (Although this seems pessimistic, it’s in the sense of not being rude or obnoxious while around others & performing tasks)
Last week, I raked leaves for my elderly neighbor. In 2nd grade, I gave all the 2nd grade teachers a cup of hot chocolate. Me and my brother take turns going in the shower, even when it was his turn I sometimes take a shower. Every time I go to a friend’s birthday party, I always bring a birthday card and a gift. I usually make sure what they like before I get it. I often hold the door open for people at school. I once had helped my mom make cookies. One time, a few weeks ago, I helped a hid when he dropped his book box. I had also picked up litter in my church a few times. I had once given flowers to a woman who’s mom was sick too. These are the kind acts I have listed.
Kindness to me is doing or saying kind things to another person or animal to make them feel good. Sometimes they may not know it was done by me. This month I started to walk on the treadmill. I wanted to walk for 15 minutes every time.
At home, this month, I fed the pets for others even when it was not my turn. I volunteer to go first to avoid arguments. I volunteer to help with chores or clean-up messes. I help with dinner and laundry. During Thanksgiving when family came over, I shared my toys with them.
Away from home, I enjoyed holding the door for others, being friendly with people I don’t usually talk to by saying hi or smiling at them and complimenting someone on their clothes or how nice they look. This month, my friend Aiden, had a dog that died and a dog that ran away. I wanted to send a letter to him to make him feel better.
I liked doing kind things for others because it made them feel better. I know because it makes me feel better.