“A soft answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger.” Proverbs 15:1
“But the fruit of the Spirit is…kindness…” Galatians 5:22 (NKJV)
Kind words make other people feel good. They let others know that we care about them. When your mom or dad is tired or having a rough day (being an adult is hard!) you can say “I love you” or “I’m so glad you’re here with me.” Those are kind words that will make your mom or dad feel better. They will know that you care!
God wants us to be kind to the people in our lives. We can use kind words with our family, our friends, and our teachers. I used to tell my children when they were growing up that if you are kind to people, they will be kind to you. Sometimes people we know may say things to us that don’t sound kind or they hurt our feelings. That is when we need to choose to be kind to them. Because a kind word is powerful enough to make someone smile!
Kimberly Kelly Kirby loves to see people smile,
So kindly deeds and kindly words are just her style!
She writes thank you notes to her mom to leave around the house,
For clean clothes, great lunches, story time, all quiet as a mouse.
Kim brings her dad cold water when he works out in the yard,
And newspapers, his phone, the mail, and an “I love you” postcard!
She encourages her family and friends with pleasant praise,
For good work, funny jokes, sharing, and sending hugs her way!
Kimberly Kelly Kirby is rewarded for her kindness,
With lots of smiles and hugs and faces full of happiness!
Activity: This week, think of someone who needs a smile and be kind to them. You can draw them a happy picture or leave them a kind note where they will find it!
Afterwards, ask your parents to share your kindness as a reply to this blog so everyone can learn to be kind!