It’s March!!  Spring is around the corner so this month, let’s have some fun and spread a little sunshine!!  At the Umbrella Project we believe that every day can be a random acts of kindness day.  Kindness is one of the easier skills to understand and make a part of our daily lives.  Even a genuine smile counts!

How does kindness help us?

Doing good is not only beneficial for the person on the receiving end and those who witness the kind action, but also for the givers of kindness. When we are kind and intentionally perform acts of kindness, we get a boost in our own wellbeing and happiness. It feels good to help others and it helps us focus on the positive things in our lives. It’s win-win!

This month, we are going to add some complexity to kindness for our children. We will help to increase their care for others, but also help them recognize the benefits they get from being kind and then actively looking for chances to use this skill more often.