"So, the real lesson here, and what you should remember to do…
Is to, “Be nice to others and MOST of them will be nice to you.”-Elle Grey from the story, KINDNESS
This story tells the truth about Kindness. We've been taught that, "If we are nice to others they will be nice to us". Kindness lets us in on a secret...This doesn't always work!
Our children have seen first hand at the playground, at school or at a "friends" house that sometimes children can be not so nice. Even when they are nice to someone, that "someone" can be downright mean.
This story teaches our children that they will face people that aren't nice, but that they should continue to make the choice for themselves to be nice to others, even those that aren't so nice to them. But if they can' t break through, it's alright to walk away and save their kindness for someone else on another day. It also teaches them to not worry...they will know when it's time to leave the negativity behind so that they can make their own choice to stay happy no matter how someone else is choosing to act.
A perfect story to help explain they can only control their own happiness.
THE VALUE KINDNESS
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"So, the real lesson here, and what you should remember to do…Is to, “Be nice to others and MOST of them will be nice to you.”
-Elle Grey from the story, Kindness