Being kind, especially in today’s world, is an easy, tangible way to show someone that they matter and you appreciate them. When we engage in kind acts, we are giving back to those around us. And that is priceless.
During the Week of Kindness, students, faculty, and staff were encouraged to take moments out of their days to show kindness in their own ways. Some chose to write notes, open doors, or spend time with someone who needed it. Others treated strangers to a cup of coffee or lunch. Many volunteered in our local community.
Brian Boyer, a residential case manager, conducted a kindness class where his ‘Band of Brothers’ students had to perform a random act of kindness within 30 minutes and inspire the recipient to pay it forward.
Paws even made an appearance during the week to help keep the momentum going.
Every act, big or small, makes positive change. We are so proud of all those who participated and who demonstrate kindness not only for one week, but every day on campus and beyond.