This month I’m taking part in the Blogging from A-Z Challenge and will be posting every day except Sundays. My readers voted for the theme “Life, the Universe, and Everything According to My Five-Year-Old”. During bedtime discussions and colouring sessions, my daughter will finally be providing the answers to the philosophical problems and unsolved mysteries that have puzzled humanity’s greatest thinkers for centuries.
Why is kindness important?
Me: Is it important to be kind to other people?
L: Er, really important.
L: Because if I didn’t share people will be angry and get sad. And it’s really nice and fun.
Me: What happens when we are kind to someone?
L: It makes them happy.
Me: What are some ways we can be kind to people?
L: Give them lots and lots of presents. Listen to them when they tell us something. Don’t push, never shout. Give them first aid if they hurt themselves. Give them sweets, push them on the swings, read them lots of stories, give them flowers…and say kind things to them.
Me: What sort of kind things can we say?
L: You can say “I love you a million billion”.
Me: Should we be kind to everyone?
L: Yes. But not to mean people because they might be tricking us.
Me: What is the kindest thing that someone has done for you?
L: Let me have as much candy as I wanted.
Me: [feigning shock] Who did that?
L: Gran and Daddy.
What is the kindest thing anyone has ever done for you? Have you ever given or received a random act of kindness? Let me know in the comments!