Welcome to my 2020 Blogging A-Z April Challenge. Each day, I will post a brief Journal On! Daily Writers’ Workshops lesson and prompt. Teachers, parents, and students may use the material to encourage daily writing practice, spark insight, and embrace mindful reflection.
One of the best tools we have to combat this pandemic is kindness. Kindness is something everyone needs, and everyone can do. The added stress we feel and fear we dread compound our normal stresses and fears. The new routines don’t fit right, frustrations mount, and worrying takes over our thoughts. Acts of kindness break through those dark walls. They reassure our connections to people around us and the broader community. Acts of kindness do not look for acknowledgment and pats on the back. A helping hand, a soothing word, even a simple smile could brighten the gloom. Many acts of kindness are small, yet they make an incredible impression.
Let’s Journal On!
Until tomorrow, Everyone.
Antoinette Truglio Martin is the author of Hug Everyone You Know: A Year of Community, Courage, and Cancer. The memoir is a wimpy patient’s journey through her first year of breast cancer treatment.