Courtney Sheinmel


Thank You

Do you know what an acrostic poem is? It's a poem where letters in one word form other words. I decided to write an acrostic using the word "kindness," and come up with ways to be kind. Here it is:

eep your heart open to others.

f your brother or sister (or even the dog, or your parents) made a big mess, help clean it up.

otice if someone seems lonely, and include them in a game, or just sit next to them.

o kind acts for animals: find a home for a turtle, give your dog a bath, volunteer in an animal shelter.

otes are fun! Leave some kind and positive messages around your house for your family to find.

mail thank you notes to people who have done something nice for you. Even better - write those emails by hand and send snail-mail thank you notes.

ay please, and thank you, and "Is there anything I can do to help?"

ometimes you should treat yourself to kindness, too. Look in the mirror and say nice things, like "Your jump shot has really improved," or "Good job working hard on that science project," and when all else fails, eat ice cream!

Make your own acrostics with kindness ideas - with your name, with the word "kindness" or with any other word you'd like. I'd love to see them. Email me at: