This resource list will grow as we accumulate favorite books, stories, films, interviews, blogs and podcasts to inspire our #KindInKind community for this year’s quest: Spread one act of kindness every single day.
First, you’ll find sites to gather general resources for all types of kindness.
Then you’ll find resources relating to each month’s #KindInKind theme.
Please share your favorite resources and I’ll add them here.
WEBSITES TO GATHER GREAT RESOURCES:
Doing Good Together
“Our mission is unique and deeply layered. We provide tools to both families and organizations to help them raise compassionate, engaged children. Our innovative activities, resources, and support help make empathy and “giving back” a natural part of life’s early lessons.”
“With the simple belief that the spotlight of the world’s attention should be shined on the positive events that occur every day; not just the negative events that we see far too often. Positive pictures and stories have the power to inspire, to connect and to heal, and we want to bring these directly to you. There’s so much good in the world, and we can all benefit from it.”
“We are a nonprofit with a bold hypothesis: Kindness is the catalyst in solving the world’s biggest challenges. We believe a kinder world is possible, and we’re here to make it happen.”
Random Acts of Kindness
“Our mission is to change schools, the workplace, families and society through kindness. We work toward that goal by creating free content that promotes kindness toward others & teaches important kindness skills to kids.”
April: Spring Clean
This month my focus is on trying to interrupt my own status quo by throwing out ideas and behaviors which may not serve me or my community well anymore.
This month my focus is on trying to create and maintain balance.
Equinox is the golden day when everything hangs in balance. Darkness and daylight hours are exactly the same everywhere on earth.
“Equinox descends from aequus, the Latin word for “equal,” and nox, the Latin word for “night”—a fitting history for a word that describes days of the year when the daytime and nighttime are equal in length. In the northern hemisphere, the vernal equinox marks the first day of spring and occurs when the sun moves north across the equator. (Vernal comes from the Latin word ver, meaning “spring.”) The autumnal equinox marks the first day of autumn in the northern hemisphere and occurs when the sun crosses the equator going south. In contrast, a solstice is either of the two moments in the year when the sun’s apparent path is farthest north or south from the equator.” Merriam Webster.
Middle School Kindness Challenge: Spring cycle is now open
February: Grow Your Heart
February 4: Rosa Parks’ Birthday
The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks by Jeanne Theoharis.
Why February 6 Kindness Calendar says: Seek out a book or film set in a community different from yours:
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichi. “The danger of a single story.” TED Talks, TED Global, July, 2009.
January: Close to Home
On Kindness. Adam Phillips and Barbara Taylor.
The Power of Kindness: The Unexpected Benefits of Leading a Compassionate Life. Piero Ferrucci.