St George's Church of England Academy
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Good Morning St Georges,
Isn’t it funny that the very first key to happier living is about other people’s happiness rather than your own!
Well scientists have found that when we do kind things for others not only does it help them to feel happier, we feel happier too. In fact, science shows that helping others can have the same effect on our brain as receiving a gift for ourselves or eating our favourite food! Helping others can also take our mind off our own worries .
Happy Fact – In an experiment people were asked to do five new acts of kindness in one day (things they didn’t already do). They felt happier for up to six weeks afterwards!
Why not try one of these activities:
Quick start – Make today a kindness day
What kind things can you do today (or even right now) to help or be nice to someone else? Here are some ideas to get you started …
The Power of Kindness
Think about a time when someone has been kind to you – What was the situation? What did they do? What did you feel? Next time you see the person, remind them what they did and thank them.
Set up a Kindness Box at Home
Ask an adult for a box to keep at home. Decorate this box so that it feels special. This is place where you and your family can put message, photos and stories, drawings or thank-you notes about the kind of things people have done for them or they’re seen done for others.
Become a Kindness Detective
Over the next week, look around for acts of kindness or helping happening around you. Make a note of each act of kindness or giving that you see during the whole week.
Give Compliment Cards
A compliment is an expression of admiration or praise towards someone. Think about what you feel when someone says something nice to you. It feels good, doesn’t it?
However, we often notice or appreciate positive qualities about another person but don’t tell them. Making and giving compliment cards is a good way of helping another person feel good!
How to do it:
“NO ACT OF KINDNESS NO MATTER HOW SMALL IS EVER WASTED!” – ASEOP
“IF WE ALL DO ONE ACT OF RANDOM KINDNESS DAILY WE MIGHT JUST SET THE WORLD IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION!”
Be safe and happy! xxx