Does It Take More Muscles to Frown or Smile?

As you smiling right now? Or are you frowning? Which one of these looks more appealing to you? : ( : ) Jacob Tremblay, the actor who played Auggie Pullman in Wonder, once said, “Choosing kindness is just as easy as smiling.” And maybe he’s right. You may have heard...

How to Show Kindness to Your New Neighbor

Moving to a new town or new state is difficult for everyone. Parents have to figure out where things are in town, get the new household set up, and start new jobs. Kids have to start a new school and start making new friends. When starting a new life, it can be hard...

Kindness Books for Kids

If you have a young person in your life and are looking to be a good influence who teaches kindness, we have the book list for you! Children learn largely from the stories they witness, hear, and imagine. Learning kindness is no different! A Mighty Girl has compiled a...

Kindness at Amusement Parks

Recently, I have spent a lot of time at amusement parks. They are exciting and supposed to be some of the happiest places in the world. Families and friends of all kinds come together at these tourist destinations to have the vacation of a lifetime. However, theme...

Mark Twain on Kindness

There is a famous quotation often attributed to Mark Twain. It goes like this: “Kindness is language the deaf can hear.” The quote is often shared as if being spoken by Twain. Truth be told, we have no record of him ever saying it. If imitation is the most sincere...

How to Stop Hurtful Conversations

Gossiping about others is a habit that many of us fail to fix. It can be so tempting to share judgmental thoughts to another person, but just because the person you’re talking about can’t hear you doesn’t make it okay. You wouldn’t want others saying rude things about...

The Power of Education: How Learning Can Make the World a Kinder Place

“Upon the subject of education … I can only say that I view it as the most important subject, which we as a people may be engaged in.” —Abraham Lincoln All over the world, it is believed that a solid education is the key to open the doors of opportunity and success....

Five Ways Dogs Teach us Kindness

My first dog, Max, I got in the first grade. He lived until after I went to college. There was never a more gentle and faithful animal. Max was also an educator on kindness. Captain Beefheart once said that the kindness of dogs teaches us the way that humans should...

Top 20 Movies and TV Shows About Kindness

This week, I thought I would share some movies and television shows about kindness. I love to watch positive, uplifting things because it’s good for the mind and the soul. Positive entertainment is also a refreshing change from the chaos of the media and the graphic...

Kindness in the Classroom

This post goes out to all the educators out there. Whether in a formal or non-formal setting, classroom or homeroom, the concepts of kindness are ones we always wish to impart with and for our learners. We know that modeling is the first and foremost way to teach, but...