Reflection Time and Prayer of the Day

Good Morning Brown Clee!

Over the coming weeks we are thinking about the Bible verse “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your mind” and how it links to our school mission statement which is “Brown Clee is a learning community that nurtures and empowers everyone to be the best we can be” – and we are learning the many different ways that we can demonstrate we are being the best version of us.

Today I want us to think about how important it is to be kind – to others and ourselves. Kindness is a massively important value – it can make a big difference to how people can feel – as can unkindness!  Have a watch of this short video and as you watch think about what kindness means to you…

Kindness does matter – hugely!  And kindness can come in many forms – we can be kind to other people, we can be kind to ourselves and we can be kind to the world around us.  Today I want us to think about the importance of being kind to others.

Every day we meet people – some we know, some we don’t know.  We meet people at school, in shops, on walks, at the park – everywhere!  Everytime we meet people we have the chance to be kind – sometimes just a smile or a hello can make a big difference – it can brighten someone’s day up!  I know each morning when I meet children arriving at school – your big, bright smiles make me smile and instantly feel uplifted – even if I am feeling tired or under pressure.  Imagine how I would feel if you all arrived looking grumpy and sad??

I wonder if you can think of a time when someone has been kind to you – has someone asked you to join in and play?  Has someone helped you with your school work?  Has someone just smiled at you or said something positive and encouraging?  How did this make you feel?

Now think about a time when someone has said something unkind or thoughtless – maybe someone said you couldn’t play with them, or someone has criticised your work in class, maybe someone has been distracting you and stopping you learning – all these things can happen, often without the person actually intending to be unkind.

We all have a responsibility when working in a team, to work together and be team-spirited – and one aspect of this is that we should be building each other up with kind words and encouragement, compassion and support – so as you go through today try to at least once say something kind to someone – and then try and do this at least once each day!  Kindness matters and by being kind to everyone it helps us to be the best person we can be!

Prayer of the Day

Dear God,
Please help us to be kind to those around us.
Please help us to think about the needs of other people.
Please help us to seek to live in peace.
Amen.