Sunday, December 18th
What is one kind thing you can do today?

“No act of kindness no matter how small is ever wasted.”
— Aesop



Opening Activity

Watch “The Importance of Kindness” (2-min video) in which writer George Saunders recounts the story of a girl named Ellen who was in his 7th grade class and how the class mistreated her.


  • George Saunders says that he was nice to Ellen — that he “sometimes even mildly defended her.” He also says that he regrets his failure of kindness.
  • Do you know anyone like Ellen at your school? Have you ever seen them being picked on?
  • What would kindness look like in that situation?
  • What can we do as a family to show more kindness?

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