In our new series, we are going to take a look at acts of kindness in our communities. Kindness is the way that we lift up ourselves, and lift up our community. Dr. Terrance Newton, the principal at a Delaware elementary school is providing free haircuts to students at his school. “I just feel seen,” on student says after getting a fresh cut. “I just want you guys to be successful,” says Dr. Newton, “I want you guys to have a plan.”
Principal Newton understands that when his students look good, they feel good. And when they feel good about themselves, they are able to be successful in the classroom and in life. Small acts, like free haircuts, have a ripple effect in the lives of others. When someone does a kindness to another, it becomes more likely that positive behavior will propagate outward. Spreading through the community where it started.
Kindness has the power to prevent bullying, bring joy into classrooms and schools, and create the conditions for others to be successful. Check out the video below for a little inspiration. And ask yourself this week: “what small act could I take that would spread a little kindness?”