Monday, November 2, 2015

Gratitude and Kindness: Let's be #SuperKind

Have you heard? November is the Month of Gratitude, an entire month dedicated to showing appreciation for things in our lives that we are grateful for, big and small. Gratitude is something to practice every day, but I am glad that a month has been designated to promote daily gratitude, because so many great things can happen when you show a little appreciation. 

One way to show gratitude is to spread the love with random acts of kindness. As adults, we can also promote kindness, is by teaching children to be kind to others. Random acts of kindness are fun ways to create teachable moments for kids. Creating kid super heroes of SuperKind is something to be celebrated. Today, I'm here to tell you about a new movement: SuperKind.


Last week I shared a quote about kindness. This week I'm sharing the movement for kids to be #SuperKind. So...What is SuperKind?

"SuperKind is a personalized product aimed at spreading random acts of kindness ("RAOK") around the world. Our goal is to inspire a new generation of SuperKind heroes."



The personalized product includes a set of personalized kindness cards, custom stickers, and a certificate to affix the stickers to, showing which acts of kindness have been completed. The SuperKind Kit encourages RAOK and is personalized for each child with his/her name and photo!

This is one of my daughter's SuperKind Cards!

These personalized SuperKind Kits are pretty awesome. Each set motivates kids to complete a RAOK (and share it, if they want). The keepsake certificate serves as a "Certificate of Completion" that they can be so proud to have accomplished. Kids can learn that they can be heroes in every day life, and that kindness really matters - because it DOES.


Visit the SuperKind Kickstarter page HERE to learn more about the mission and how you can help the movement grow and gain momentum.



Plus, SuperKind is offering a FREE PDF download of Kindness Cards for anyone who shares the campaign (which actually begins today)! If you know a child who would love to be a SuperKind super hero, I highly encourage you to participate. The sharing instructions are on the Kickstarter Page!

The SuperKind set is a fun way to encourage kindness in our daily lives, not just for kids, but for us adults too! Adults shouldn't need cards or reminders to be nice to others, but let's face it, these RAOK cards will help adults choose to be kind and do something thoughtful for someone else. We all need reminders sometimes, and that's OK too. Kids will be excited to perform a RAOK, and they will create excitement for us to perform them too. 

Life is full of negativity - too much of it at times - so as I've said many times before here on the blog, kindness does matter, because one small act of kindness can mean the world to someone else who is having a bad day. Like the Aesop quote I shared last week says, 
"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted."

What is one of your favorite Random Acts of Kindness? Let me know in a blog comment! Or tweet me @2justByou.






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14 comments :

Camila Rojas said...

This looks so cool. I love that people are looking for ways to promote kindness and that's so important!!!! Love this
XOXO

Hena Tayeb said...

What a wonderful idea.. Superkind. Something we should all try to embrace.

Marieken Hoefnagel said...

Great idea! By the way, the Dutch word for child = kind!

Elephant's Child said...

What a brilliant idea.
One of my biggest regrets took place on Christmas Eve a few years ago. I went down to the supermarket to pick up a few last minute things. The woman ahead of me in the check-out didn't have quite enough money for her purchases and walked away. HOW I wish I had paid her bill.
And it has made me aware, and made me reach out more, but I still mourn for that missed opportunity...

Lydia Filgueras said...

What a cool idea! It's cute that it's personalized.

Natalia Khon said...

You are right, no even small act is wasted.
I do not go anywhere really, so I just remember to be kind to my family members :)

Katie Crafts said...

Such a lovely idea! I had no idea November was Gratitude month, but it makes sense with Thanksgiving and all. I love the whole concept of it! :) Thank you for sharing!

Integrated Learning Strategies said...

This is so cool! I would love to do this with my nephews. It's a great time to teach them about gratitude. This is really the time to remember what we are all grateful for. They are really young and are just getting to the age where they understand. They will love it!

kristi@ishouldbemoppingthefloor.com said...

This is such a neat idea/program! The boys will enjoy it, for sure! Thanks so much for sharing!

Cathy Mini said...

I love this! What a great program for kids too!

Memories for Life said...

What a great program! I love that it gives the kids ideas and shows them how much kindness matters. And having them personalized with their photos is really cool!

Jillian@FoodFolksandFun said...

I love this, what a good program for everyone!

Kallee said...

What a great idea. I love that it can be personalized!

Carisa said...

What an amazing thing to bring more attention to! The world can use a little more kindness!