24-U by B e v e r l y

 

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This week at ABC Wednesday, U gets the spotlight.

U is for Unkind

To be unkind is to be inconsiderate and harsh to others.

In our society today, too many are unkind, uncaring. Our society is becoming more and more unwelcoming to those who are different.

We have a choice – to be kind or unkind.

How different things would be if all could show kindness to others.

How different it would be if we were more welcoming to others.

How different it would be if love defeated hate.

 

In the words of Germany Kent:

“Don’t hang out with people who are:
Ungrateful
Unhelpful
Unruly
Unkindly
Unloving
Unambitious
Unmotivated

or make you feel…
Uncomfortable”

 

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One of the most powerful activities I did with my students was “The Torn Heart” activity. I made a huge heart and pinned it onto my front. As I read a story to the students, anytime I said something unkind, or mean, the students would raise their hands.. I’d then choose a student to tear off a piece of the heart. By the time the story was finished, the heart was in pieces.

Then I had the students try to tape the heart back together. They recognized that the heart would never be the same – it was too damaged. They were able to make the link to how unkindness can damage our hearts

(Check here for information on this lesson)

It has been shown that unkind words really do harm the brain. Read this article for full details.

 

Don’t let the cruel make you unkind. And don’t let the unkind make you cruel.”
― Giovannie de Sadeleer

7 thoughts on “24-U by B e v e r l y

  1. Reminds me of a song, which had a different viewpoint: “The heart that has been broken will be stronger when it mends.” Any meditation on the heart is valuable. Looking forward to linking up with you on Wednesday!! Amy

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  2. Bev,

    Sadly, people are unkind when it’s so easy to the opposit. Over the weekend, an impatient hot-headed driver refused to stay off our bumper on the interstate, so DH taps his brakes to stay back off but instead of realizing his error, he crazily speeds around us to try to jump in front of which trust me DH wasn’t going to have. These sorts of people have no clue how close they get to your car nor do they car just so they can make their point. Anyhow, he exited off the interstate and as we passed him I noticed he flipped DH off which he couldn’t see, so I blew a kiss at that maniac driver to show him his unkind gesture is met with a kind one. Maybe next time I should sign ‘I love you’ when dunderheads behave in this fashion. What do you think? 🙂

    Curious as a Cathy

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