Inspirational Stories - Random Acts of Kindness
Vermilion Elementary School:
Firstly, every student in the building was given a special card that has our school logo and the words "Pay it Forward." The idea behind it was that students go out into the community and do random acts of kindness and leave the card to encourage others to keep the idea alive! You can imagine 330 students doing great things - WOW!!
We also have a student leadership group that has been putting up random positive messages and dropping off posters and kind notes to teachers. This same group goes out at recess time to play games, mentor and engage students.
It has been a great week so far! We are so proud of our staff and students. Random Acts of Kindness is a belief and way of thinking - not just a week.
As much as negative attention is bullying, neglect is just as powerful. There is a song by Billy Talent about that, though I forget it's name.
Hi, my name is Mason. I'm a Grade 10 student. Two years ago, when i was in Grade 8, I was in the rough patch. Throughout my life I've never exactly been accepted into the major social groups. I've always kinda floated between, that's due to never really feeling accepted. It is also due to constant verbal assaults and attacks against my self esteem. And they worked, they worked real great. Throughout that year I was a wreck, with every day getting worse and worse. Everyone that has ever been in my situation will understand what I mean by "the last resort" - yes....I thought about killing myself....but that's not the scary part.. The scary part is that i knew EXACTLY how i was gonna do it. I had a very detailed plan in my head.
One day I was just sitting in the hallway having lunch when this girl, Sam, had maybe spoken 4 words to before since her sister was our volleyball coach, came up, had lunch with me, and gave me a huge hug at the end of lunch. This happened many times after that. I honestly do thank her, for saving my life. And I have accomplished so much with my life since that year - I'm a high honors student, I'm in a band and we go on a three day tours to schools across Alberta in May, and I'm also getting to go to Australia in November for the world competition of an aquatic sport called Lifesaving. I thank her so much for those words that she said to me those days. Because without her, I honestly would not be here - I would be dead. I'm just wishing that more people out there could be a person like Sam and do for someone else what she did for me, reach out to random people, you might save their lives.
Hi guys! I just wanted to say that death is never the answer. You will find help in one way or another. I love you guys ! <3 I have never been bullied but I'm sure its hard.
I had a best-friend that I thought I could trust not to hurt me in any way. One day she walked up to me and slapped me across the face really lightly and said "stop flirting with my boyfriend " and walked away. I was alone at the time and I wanted to hide in the corner and cry. But I stayed strong because I knew that I wasn't flirting with him. We had to do an asignment. I just stopped talking to her and she didn't talk to me and that was the end of my problems. Just walk away from people like that. xox
My friends' family had a member in their family that died so we decided to get all their friends to make a house for them to try to make them better and we signed a huge card for them.
There was a new girl in my grade but not in my class. The kids in her class were not making friends or being nice. Some calling her a name because her makeup and clothes were different. I saw her walking home from school the same direction as me, so I walked with her and then we were friends and also friends with some of the kids in my class. After that some kids in her class were talking to her too and not calling her that name. It was nice for me too because it gave me a friend to walk home with and she is awesome. I'm so glad we talked that day!!
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