In a time when it feels like the news is overwhelming it can be a challenging time for parents. When you find yourself in a spot where you cannot even begin to explain the latest news event to your children, it might be time to simply focus on things that you can control. Your behavior. Your words. Your actions. Your attitude. When you are looking for a place to start making a difference in what can sometimes seem like a mean and heartless world, consider going back to the basics, and few things are more basic than kindness. As a popular saying goes, in a world where you can be anything, BE KIND.
- Being in a world where everyone cares for the needs of others would be a great place. If you want to make sure that your children understand the basics of kindness, teach them to give to others who are less fortunate.
- Every time that your child wants to add another shirt or another pair of shoes to their closet, encourage to chose something that they no longer use and donate it to a local charity.
- Kids follow the examples that there parents give them. If you model kindness and generosity then they will be more likely to do the same. If, however, you model a short temper and intolerance you are training the next generation to relive some of the same problems that America is dealing with right now.
- Instead of filling your house with more things, consider filling the lives of others with things that they need. Help an elderly neighbor mow the lawn; hold the door for five people who are coming into the store.
- Next to kindness, there are few things in live that are really important. You can teach your child how to be a good math student or a great soccer player, but if you do not teach them to be kind to others you have not prepared your child for a productive life.
- Daily decisions that you make can go toward creating a better world. By remembering the needs of others you can teach your child how to make this world a better place.
From school marquee signs to digital signs for business, more and more places our using their outdoor LED signs to promote both kindness and tolerance. And while church marquee signs have long been places to look for inspiration, the mood of the day seem to be directing school marquee signs as well as signage for businesses are also taking on this task.
As many as 37% of people report looking at an outdoor ad each or most of the time they pass one, so it should come as no surprise that both church and school marquee signs take advantage of the exposure they have. Given that 58% of poll respondents 18 years or older learned about an event they were interested in attending from a billboard, a positive message on one of these locations may have the power to change the conversation in a community. If, for instance, your viewers get in the habit of looking at the weekly sign messages that you post you can call attention to not only upcoming events, but also positive messages.
In a world where you can be anything you want, be kind, and when you are why not share your positive message!