After Team Time for Kindness took part in the University of Reading Community Festival last month, I reflected on how joyful the experience was. We spent all day talking to festival visitors about kindness. In total we collected about 50 stories and drawings.
There were 3 things that came through as clear lessons:
- Telling positive stories comes with an energy that inspires others. Although it was a tiring day, it was also very energising to share so much positivity with people.
- Offering different ways to share stories opened up the activity and gave people a starting point – some drew pictures, some wrote post-it notes and some just wanted to have a chat with us.
- Children are prepared to describe themselves in ways that adults aren’t – there was very little embarrassment about describing themselves as kind, and rightly so!
Read more about these lessons in my LinkedIn article.