I am sure all of you have heard about the tragedy that occurred at Franklin Regional High School. It was a tragic day of violence, but it was also a day of bravery. There were many students who were willing to risk their own safety for their classmates. These students displayed bravery and they also displayed kindness towards one another. If students can display kindness during a terrifying time, why can’t we show kindness to each other all the time? If we treated everyone with kindness, it may help to prevent something like this from happening again.
We need to think how our actions can affect others, even if it is unintentional. Maybe you have been having a bad day and you snapped at the person sitting next to you class who just asked to borrow a pencil. They don’t know you are having a bad day, so it can be taken the wrong way. Being shown kindness is something that everyone deserves.
The American Cartoonist Scott Adams once said “Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.” Just think, saying hello to someone in the hallway could start your very own ripple effect. Passing along kindness to one another could help prevent more tragedies from occurring and will help to make this world a little better.
I would like to send out kind thoughts and prayers to everyone affected by the tragedy at Franklin Regional High School.
– Abby, student blogger