Because that's what kindness is. It's not doing something for someone else because they can't, but because you can.
Those who know me (especially my kids and my students) know that my #1 rule is to AlWAYS BE KIND
That one rule pretty much covers everything...
Unfortunately, in this world we live in, others often break this rule.
This past week in our town my little Cub Scout delivered plastic bags to several houses (at least 2 dozen) in our neighborhood as part of Scouting for Food, a community service carried out by the Boy Scouts, to collect canned and non-perishable food to donate to local food pantries. Today was the pick-up day. We collected 2 bags of food. Yes, you read that correctly...TWO! Out of at least 24 houses, 2 left bags of food... What a disappointment! I like to think that most people are kind, compassionate and giving, but when things like this happen, it's so very hard. What do you say to your kids in response to something like that?
We can all make a positive difference each and every day of our lives. We should serve others. We cannot be ignorant and think that we may never be on the receiving end of someone else's charity. I think it's important to teach my kids that, even if it isn't always evident in the society that surrounds us.
Kindness, like a boomerang, always returns. ~Author Unknown