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27th January 2017

Your Small Acts of Kindness

We’re coming to the end of our theme We are Powerful, all about using our power for good to tackle bullying and create a culture of peace.

But of course, we don’t want to stop sharing the love!  There are plenty of ways to stay involved.

Throughout the last few months, you’ve been sharing small acts fo kindness that others have done for you.  Here are some examples, to inspire you to pay it forward:

  • A stranger offered me a tissue and a hug when I was sat in the train.
  • Friendly person made a point of welcoming me at an event where I didn’t know many people.
  • Someone thanked me when I picked up a piece of litter.
  • Someone offered me a seat on the train.
  • Colleague reminded me of what I’m good at and made me feel valued again.
  • Someone gave me a lift in the rain.
  • Someone picked up the sheet of stamps I had dropped.
  • Someone smiled at me at the bus stop and said ‘good morning’.
  • Xmas card from Big Issue lady in Harbourne, said ‘Tenkiu’ [thank you].
  • Someone noticed I’d dropped my purse and returned it to me before I left the bus!

Thanks also to everyone who signed the pledge to speak up when they see bullying happening in the community. You can still sign online at iStreetWatch.

If you know a school who could benefit from learning peacemaking skills, then check out our sister organisation Peacemakers, who can provide training for staff and pupils.

Follow #LoveYourNeighbour for initiatives in Birmingham to bring people together and spread kindness.

And you are always welcome to pop into Peace Hub for a friendly chat about building peaceful communities, and how you can get involved.

In February & March our theme is Fairtrade: so watch this space for news about getting a fair deal for the people who produce our coffee, chocolate, bananas and much more!

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