It's essential to have kindness for self and others.
Kindness is perceived as weakness.
Do whatever you can to change that perception.
Teaching kindness by example is one of the most important things you can do.
It is difficult.
It takes time.
Do it anyway.
It takes so long for kindness to begin to grow and take root.
One of my favorite activities was making kindness wands with my students. We always made two--one to keep and one to give to someone else. You can read a bit more about this HERE.
What do you do to teach, model, and nurture kindness?