Every day, VisionWay Christian School (VCS) students learn the importance of godly character. The fruits of the Spirit, such as kindness and gentleness, are explained to even the youngest children and students are recognized and rewarded for demonstrating these qualities throughout their day as they interact with staff and peers. In addition, this year our chapel, centered on a Christ-like Challenge, has continually taught and encouraged children to live out these qualities in real-life situations.
During the upcoming week, February 11-17, people across the world will turn their attention to celebrating kindness by doing random acts for others in honor of someone who made a difference in their own life. According to the Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) Foundation’s website this week of celebration is observed every February as an opportunity to unite through kindness. Led by RAK Foundation and formally recognized in 2000, this seven-day celebration demonstrates how kindness starts with one—one act, one smile, one coffee for a stranger, one favor for a friend.
It’s an opportunity for participants to leave the world better than they found it and inspire others to do the same. Since inception, RAK estimates that millions of people have participated in the week-long celebration. For 2018, the last day of the event happens to be Random Acts of Kindness Day, February 17th—making it one of the most exciting celebrations yet!
At VisionWay, we will join with others next week as we celebrate kindness with our students and VCS family. Please feel free to share your kindness stories with us-either how an act of kindness toward you made a difference or how God prompted you to extend kindness to someone else. You can share a picture or a short explanation below.