Earlier this week, I shared how to set your purpose for 2018 and what 3 words I am choosing to live by. I desperately hope to inspire kindness in myself and others this year. As a school counselor, I have the opportunity to teach guidance lessons to my elementary students weekly. Each semester, I focus on kindness and teach several lessons on it throughout the year. Over the last few years, I have found some incredibly powerful videos to illustrate the power of kindness to my students. However, as I get older and interact with others, I realize how beneficial it is for everyone to watch them-regardless of their age.
One of my top 10 posts from last year was The Best Ted Talks for Educators. Today, I want to share some of the best videos about kindness. They are impactful for all ages, but sometimes, us adults need an extra reminder. Be sure to have Kleenex readily available, because many of these will have you in tears. My hope is that one or more of these videos will transform your thinking for the day and inspire you to do a random act of kindness for someone else.
Kindness Boomerang- “One Day”
This video shows kindness being passed from one person to the next until finally boomeranging back to the original. Just under 6 minutes long, this inspirational video will have you on the lookout for kindness opportunities all around you. “One day this will all change. Treat people the same. Stop with the violence. Down with the hate.”
The Power of Kindness
The brain behind “The Kindness Boomerang,” Orly Wahba, shares her story of how she has made her dream of changing the world through kindness a reality. Her story is filled with obstacles that she has had to overcome, and it is well worth 22 minutes of your time to listen to. “Each person matters. Each person makes a difference. You may be one in 7 billion, but now it’s our opportunity… to go out there and be that one.”
In this short film a family doesn’t have enough money for a cake, but a stranger extends kindness to them for a heartwarming reason. “A simple act of caring creates an endless ripple.”
Video That Will Change Your Life
This video demonstrates how even witnessing an act of kindness can create a ripple. “If you get a little love, you can get a little love of your own.”
Watch as a man sees his kindness efforts unfold in front of his eyes. “[He] receives what money can’t buy. A world made more beautiful.”
Color Your World With Kindness
In this simple, short video see how kindness makes everyone and everything just a little bit happier. “When we share acts of kindness, we color our world.”
If you were able to get through all of these videos without tearing up, then you are a stronger person than I am. Many of these videos have a similar theme, but they all show how much better our world can be with a little kindness. As you can see, showing kindness doesn’t have to be a big ordeal or cost you any money. Any little thing you can do to help someone else can have such a large impact. Go out there and share kindness a little today and every day. Be that one person who makes a difference in someone else’s day. Maybe you can make the world a little brighter.
Did any of these best videos about kindness stand out to you? Leave me a comment below.
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