If a picture is worth 1,000 words then a video puts pictures into inspiring action! Here you will find videos that inspire kindness in the classroom, around town, in the workplace and in your community. Have a video you think should be on here? Send it to us!
DenverMind Media was invited by Ms. Barthelemy's 4th grade class from Sage Canyon Elementary to film their Valentine's day project focused on kindness. Their entire school decided that instead of focusing on a traditional Valentine celebration that year, they would instead spend a month discussing, learning and implementing kindness in each and every classroom. We, of course, said yes and decided to bring along our friends from The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation. We had a blast editing together this short video that shows how utterly simple it is to set an example of kindness, not only in school, but anywhere and everywhere you go. These kids were unbelievably inspirational, reminding us all that a little kindness goes a long way.
When Claire Lemmel saw that people in her San Francisco neighborhood weren't connecting as they walked by each other on the streets, she decided to put kindness in action ... and her smile on a giant poster! Her kindness and smile are now inspiring hundreds of people on her daily walks.
Ashley Young is a 14 year old girl with everything that comes along with it...school, parents, friends and the pressures of growing up in America. Ashley found an incredible way to teach her friends about the misuse of the word "retarded." Often her friends will use that word incorrectly (and offensively). Listen as Ashley shares in her own words how she is making an impact on the other 14 year olds in Batavia, Ohio.
Check out this latest Random Acts of Kindness Foundation video highlighting the work of Project Insight! Ben Oude Kamphuis may look like a famous American wrestler, but this Holland native is all heart. Learn how he is inspiring the disabled and many more with a most unique form of kindness. To learn more about Project Insight, visit: projectinsight.org. To watch more Kindness videos, click here.
Join us as we speak with Dacher Keltner, psychologist and professor at UC Berkeley, and faculty director of The Greater Good Science Center. Keltner is a social psychologist who focuses on the prosocial emotions, such as love, sympathy, compassion and gratitude. In this video he shares how he, with the help of the Greater Good Science Center, is working to "take the science of compassion and altruism, and getting it out to tens of thousands of people." To learn more about the Greater Good Science Center, visit them at: www.GreaterGood.Berkeley.edu To learn more about Dacher Keltner, read his bio here.
In this video, Ron Gutman, founder and CEO of Health Tap, reviews a raft of studies about smiling, and reveals some surprising results. Did you know your smile can be a predictor of how long you'll live—and that a simple smile has a measurable effect on your overall well-being? Prepare to flex a few facial muscles as you learn more about this evolutionarily contagious behavior.
Meet the Haswells, a self-declared “Kindness Family.” The parents started their own community organization, SpreadKindness.org. The kids started a kindness club at their school. Together, this amazing family is inspiring their community to think, act and be kind. Watch our video to see this Kindness Family in action! Maria Haswell recalls how it all started: "One day I woke up and wanted to do a random act of kindness." Since that day, Maria and her husband, Mark, founded SpreadKindness.org, a non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging and empowering people to practice kindness in their everyday lives. Their children, Khaela and Ryan took it upon themselves to start a Kindness Club at their high school. The club is dedicated to making their campus a kinder place, and often holds events like free hug days and teacher appreciation days. This family is an inspiration to us all! Watch the video below for more information, or check out SpreadKindness.org.
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