Practicing Consideration of Others on Martin Luther King Day of Service… and Everyday!
It’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service! If you’re looking for a way your family can participate in this day of service, it can be as big as joining a community celebration with service and learning opportunities (check out our post, 6 Ways to Observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in Western MA), and it can be as small as a simple act of kindness to others.
One of our readers sent us this video, “Give a Little Love,” which has gone viral, inspiring families by illustrating how consideration of others can spread to many:
In The Huffington Post article, “Give A Little Love: Video Shows Us The Importance Of Giving To Others,” they write: “‘If you give a little love, you can get a little love of your own.’ Using this quote as the inspiration for a video that has gone viral, this four-minute clip, which looks to be the work of non-profit Christian organization Křižovatka Olomouc in Czech Republic or talented YouTube user Graham Kervin, shows us the importance of doing good deeds. And a good deed can mean anything from holding the elevator for a stranger, helping your neighbour rake leaves or even cleaning up a spill in the office kitchen.”
Gather your kids around to screen this clip together, pointing out how a simple act of kindness from one person can spread to many… A great thing to think about and to put into practice on Martin Luther King Day of Service.