June 4, 2021

Kindness can be described as the value of being polite, compassionate, and thoughtful. Unconditional love, tenderness, comfort, concern, and support are words associated with kindness. Although kindness has an undertone that someone is innocent or vulnerable, that’s not the case. Being compassionate also calls for bravery and determination. Compassion is an interactive ability.

LPSS celebrates her kindness week and one may ask why are we always celebrating the theme of kindness? A simple answer might be that the world needs as much kindness as it can get, particularly during this season of COVID-19 when the world has come to realize that so many people are hurting and struggling with survival and that we do not have any power against natural disasters and pandemics? Therefore, we have spent this week reinforcing the need for kindness and sharing the ideas below with our students.

We all need to be a ‘Kindness Rockstar’. No matter who you are, you have exactly what it takes to spread kindness around. You don’t have to be perfect nor have lots of money. You don’t even have to have a lot of time. All we need is love. Everyone has a responsibility to be kind and considerate to those around us. Most of us do know better than to hurt our friends, but sometimes we say and do things that aren’t very nice. Here are some ways that we can show respect toward our friends, family, and co-workers.

  1. Don’t talk behind your friend’s back. If you don’t like something about somebody, keep it to yourself or talk to that person directly. That’s how I would want someone to treat me.
  2. Don’t invade anybody’s space.
  3. Apologize for being mean. Sometimes we say or do something ugly because we are feeling tired, hungry, or overwhelmed. Once in a while we may have woken up on the wrong side of the bed. None of us are perfect robots, so it’s no surprise that sometimes we treat our friends and family like junk. When that happens, it’s important to say ‘I’m Sorry.’
  4. Keep the basic rules such as ‘Keep Your Promises’, ‘Share’, ‘Think of Others Before Yourself’, ‘Do Your Best’,

Together we can make the world a kinder place by treating others the way we would like to be treated.

Prisca Chukwudile

Head of Pastoral

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