In the current climate of politics and protests, with so many voices rising in volume over others, there is a deep need to examine how we treat one another. The lack of value we show to the people around us is overpowering any messages that we try to communicate. Through a commitment to kindness, we can begin to see a renewed sense of value for each other that can spread beyond ourselves.
Kindness is powerful, and its impact is felt in the choice we make to see and treat each other as equals. This is a cornerstone of our great nation. As our Declaration of Independence states, "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."
Building on a foundation that everyone has value, comes a resolute conviction to express that through simple words and actions. The following five steps are a simple but profound way for everyone to resolve to incorporate kindness into their everyday lives.
Through something as simple as a pleasant facial expression, we have the ability to express value for others.
Instead of only focusing on expressing our own opinions, we can show kindness through the simple act of listening.
As we listen to the stories and words of others, we begin to find common ground, and from there, we can offer encouragement and understanding.
Once we gain insight and understanding, it then becomes natural to offer tangible expressions of encouragement to help meet the needs of others.
say thank you
We are often so hurried and focused on our own needs that we lose sight of what others bring to our lives. With a simple focus on kindness, we can respond with thanks and show them value.
In a recognition of the power and need for kindness in our culture, we hope you will join the movement to make a resolution to allow kindness to be your first and last response.
Kindness will change the world!
If you are visiting this website, you have seen or heard of Resolution: Kindness. Pick up a sticker and display it prominently for others to see that you are committed to showing value to everyone through your actions. If you would like Resolution: Kindness stickers, window clings, or posters, please click the button below.
If you are a business and would like to join this movement, we ask you to display a window decal in your storefront and put up posters promoting the five steps of this resolution. If you register with us by clicking the button below, we will list you as one of the supporting businesses.
We are already seeing a great deal of support from churches, so if your church would like to support this movement, please click the button below to register and request materials. We will provide additional resources and ways you can be involved.
Making a commitment to kindness is a natural fit with the teaching that takes place in our schools. This resolution is simple, easily measurable, and lends itself well to class and school projects that will impact student’s both today and in the future. Click the button below to begin this needed and exciting movement in your classroom and school.
Your organization is already making a difference in the community. Take the power of your mission and expand the impact by declaring your commitment to kindness. In so doing you will be making a lasting impact that will strengthen your mission. Click the button below to express your commitment to kindness.
share your stories
We want to hear your stories. As you make a resolution to be kind, please tell us about the difference that kindness, both received and given, has made. Click the button below to submit your stories and we'll post them to encourage others.
Choose kindness first.