Today my little boy Noah came home with a certificate – he had reached the dizzy heights of the Gold Face at school. The certificate announces that he is kind and always helps other people.
He has tried so hard since he started school in September and getting to the Gold Face meant the world to him. He wasn’t expecting the certificate and so he was even more delighted with it.
I am SO pleased that school doesn’t JUST recognise academic achievement. I think the fact that they are encouraging kindness and generosity even with 5 year olds is AMAZING.
The children are becoming aware that the way they behave makes a difference to how others see them and react to them. This must be one of life’s most important lessons.
Already Noah is learning that being kind is the way to happiness. He has lots of friends, he has fun and now he has a Gold Face certificate.
Being kind is something that we can all benefit from – if only we can remember. Just doing the odd little favour for another is enough to make you smile. Give it a go!
The more you do it the better you will feel. The better you feel the more you will remember to do it. And the more Mindful you will be!