Kindness Seeds

As 2011 comes to a close, I'm reflecting on all of the kindness I've been blessed to be the recipient of this year. And most of the things I'm celebrating aren't tangible things so much - compliments, support, comfort, warm fuzzies, hugs, encouragement, smiles, love - though this little pillow decor from one of my students and her family IS pretty special. Its powerful message is one that I want people to feel when they're in my office and take with them when they leave: Scatter seeds of kindness.

There's also a book that I discovered this year that brings me happiness called Max's Magic Seeds by Geraldine Elschner. And while there's nothing magical about flowers necessarily, this little boy's simple act totally transforms the village with color and life that it feels like magic. Get this - even Aunt Betty was in a better mood; such a nice kindness metaphor! Happy scattering. 


  1. I love what your pillow says. If everyone would do that everyday....oh the possibilities!! I'll be checking that book out, it looks great:) Good way to start the new year!

    4th Grade Frolics

  2. Love the pillow! It brought to my mind a line in a song that says "let it begin with me" (for the life of me I can't remember what the song). I'm with Tara... think of the possibilities!!!
    First Grade Delight

  3. just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your posts and your comments! Happy new year!

  4. Oh, Tara, I can almost HEAR what your 4th graders would write about this one! Delighted, Let there be PEACE on earth. . . and let it begin with me! And Reagan, your kind words brightened my day!! Thank you, friends, for imagining the possibilities with me.

  5. I'm on my way to the library to find this book! Thanks for sharing and thanks for all your thoughtful and positive posts:)
    Happy New Year.

    Grade ONEderful


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