McCollum High School students and staff spread the love on Valentine’s Day by celebrating the second annual Random Acts of Kindness event.
During all three lunches, students and staff were encouraged to write positive words on a sticky note that was later added to the ‘kindness’ area. Messages reading ‘you’re beautiful’ and ‘you’re important’ adorned the white sheet of paper hanging from the glass window.
Participants were also encouraged to write different ways they can show kindness on a piece of paper that was stapled to a ‘kindness’ paper chain.
“We really want to teach the kids that we need to show respect to one another, and not only to each other, but also to their elders and to themselves,” McCollum HS Counselor Jaime Zimmerle said. “Doing something as simple as helping a friend with a math problem they don’t understand, or giving someone a sheet of paper, we’re just trying to show the kids that if they see someone is having a bad day, to smile at them, kindness is free.”
Random Acts of Kindness Week is a national initiative to not just promote kindness one week out of the year, but to promote kindness all year round.