Through the Good and the Bad, Be Kind!
2020 was a very difficult year for all of us for relatively obvious reasons. COVID-19 happened, we were forced to stay in our homes, isolated from people other than possibly our families, (for some of us), and even when we did go out, we had to social distance with masks. As for me, both 2020 and 2021 were very hard. COVID-19, my dad had 2 major surgeries, my dad got diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, my parents got COVID-19 my last week of 8th grade so I couldn't go anywhere except graduation, (because I have kind and understanding teachers and friends), and my mom even got COVID pneumonia in both lungs. Those are only a few examples, however, especially in those difficult times, I felt it very important to be kind. It made me feel better, and took my mind off the bad things in life. I love being able to make a difference, even if it's just a small difference in someone's day. So please remember 2 things: 1, being kind can benefit even more than the person you're being kind to. And 2, no matter what you're going through, being kind doesn't take much for you, but it can change a person's life, even yours! Just a smile can go a long way.