This question deserves an answer at this time of crisis. We have witnessed some incredible acts of kindness in our communities and in society as a whole during the pandemic period . Kindness was a major focus for World Mental Health Day .
Surely now is the time to re-evaluate what kindness can give to our own sense of well being , as well as in acts of kindness towards others. It is an essential component of the compassion that itself will be so essential to our school communities in the process of reconnection and recovery.
In this lecture Professor Carpenter discusses the positive impact of simple acts of kindness not only for the recipient , but also for the affirmation it gives to our own self esteem.