“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose,” Dr. Seuss.

Students at the Clinton schools chose to steer their life in the direction of Kindness as they participated in a week long Kindness challenge. When I heard about the children participating in this challenge it made my heart so happy. Our children's academic accomplishments are important but so is their ability to learn to care about one another. We need to teach them to sit next to the child they see sitting alone, teach them to be kind to one another, teach them to offer their help if they see someone else struggling, teach them to be a friend to the child who is lonely, teach them to encourage others and cheer them on, teach them to share, teach them to think about someone less fortunate than themselves, teach them to look for the good in others and in themselves and then we will see them truly make a difference in the world around them. Kindness, no matter how small, is the single most powerful thing we can teach our children and if experienced every day it becomes a huge part of who that child will grow up to be. I hear it was a very successful week with plenty of acts of kindness shared by all.

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better, it's not,” Dr. Seuss.

That means adults too. It's easy not to care about things, because a whole lot of things need changing and it can be overwhelming at times. But if we focus our attention on one thing at a time that needs improvement and work towards it that's when we all can really make a difference in the world. Caring is giving and giving is caring so your kindness challenge for the week is: Send Valentine's day cards to everyone in your neighborhood.

The cold winter months are still upon us but it's always the season for friends. If you'd like to book a stay, or pay us a visit, give us a call. If you have a heartwarming story, a thought or word of inspiration, or if you would like more information on how you can make a difference in your community by giving to seniors call, 501-253-4716, email grandmayogi7@yahoo.com, text or message me on Facebook through The Dirty Farmers Community Market.