Lesson 30 – Little Acts of Kindness ( Level 1+)

People generally aren’t used to kindness from strangers.
Most of us are too wrapped up in our lives to pay much attention to anyone else, or to see how we can be of help to others.
That’s why it’s so remarkable when strangers do something unexpected.
An act of kindness or thoughtfulness can be as simple as holding the door open for someone else, or letting a person go first in line.
Even the smallest actions can have a great impact.

With some people, though, the well of generosity runs deep.
They do incredible things to help other people.
They use their time in the service of the poor, the needy, the sick and the old.
The actions of these dedicated people can change lives, as well as save lives.

Kindness can be expressed in many ways, by anybody, anywhere.
In your home, in your school, in your office, on the road, in the market – let’s give of ourselves, feel the joy of giving, and inspire others to do the same.

A) VOCABULARY

Strangers – people not known to you
Wrapped up – so busy that you do not notice other people or things
Remarkable – surprising and wonderful
Thoughtfulness – consideration for the needs of others
Impact – effect, influence

B) DISCUSSION POINTS

  1. Please talk about three different ways you can express your kindness:
    a) at home b)  in the bus   c)  at school/office.
  2. Has anyone ever expressed their kindness or been generous towards you?
    Please describe the incident.
  3. Think of a person who spent their life helping others. Write a paragraph on that person. The person you choose to write about does not have to be famous.

C) POEM

A Simple Act of Kindness- by David Harris

A simple act of kindness
can stop a million tears.
A little hug
can give so much joy.
A letter now and then to someone
can save so many wasted years.
We should hold every moment precious
and help as many as we can
with a simple act of kindness
every now and then.
The world would be a better place
if we all cared a little more.
Imagine how many smiling faces
would greet us at the door
if we extended that helping hand
with a simple act of kindness
that could spread across many lands.