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5-day-challengeThe Honey Foundation’s 5-day Kindness Challenge can start the “habit” of Kindness at your school during Random Acts of Kindness Week February 12-18, 2017. You can create a KIND culture in your school today! Random Acts of Kindness Week February 12-18 2017.

Random Acts of Kindness Week February 12-18, 2017 is a week to step out of your normal routine and start thinking of kind acts to do for other each day of the celebratory week. Share and post your stories, photos, video and ideas on social media and www.honeyfoundation.org to inspire other to perform acts of kindness.

Performing acts of Kindness often, not only brings happiness and joy to others, but is very beneficial to you, the giver, both physically and mentally.

Imagine, if everyone world started the habit of kindness…….. our world would be happier, more positive, heathier, motivated, productive, confident, collaborative and joyful.

The youth are our future, so teaching the youth this “habit” of kindness increases a sense of safety and security at the schools, as well as improving student participation, confidence, leadership and positive relationships, which intern leads to success in our children’s lives.

Science shows that compassionate people are healthier, happier, resilient and capable.

Lets teach our youth, the future, the “habit” of Kindness to lead to their success and to live in a world dedicated to Kindness. For more information on how to participate in The Honey Foundation's 5-day Kindness Challenge please contact Jaime Clarke at (623)223-1982 or email at jaime@honeyfoundation.org

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By David Jones

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A couple of months ago I wrote an essay called The Four Pillars of Kindness for The Honey Foundation. In that piece, I identified four distinct characteristics key to practicing kindness. One of those characteristics is forgiveness. Exercising forgiveness (along with compassion, empathy and sympathy) is integral to the practice of kindness. It did not occur to me when I wrote that essay that accepting forgiveness is as important, as critical to practicing kindness as the act of forgiving itself. Being extended forgiveness by someone is – at least for me – the single most powerful emotion I’ve ever felt save for the birth of my children. Read more »

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The Mathematics of Kindness

by David Jones

I’ve always been fascinated by mathematics and how it can be used to explain the universe around us. Mathematics can be used to explain the processes in the core of the sun which bathes us with life giving sunlight. It explains how raw metal can be fabricated and used to span a river so that cars can drive over it. Math explains the origins of time and space and everything contained therein. It can also be used to explain the power of kindness. Read more »

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The Four Pillars of Kindness

by David Jones

“Be nice!” This is what we hear from our parents when growing up in situations of physical or verbal aggression. It’s what we tell our own children. “Be nice!” What exactly does that mean, be nice? Basically it means to be kind, right? That is, stop aggressing against the person. But what does it mean then to be kind? This is a question I’ve been pondering for a long time now. What exactly is kindness?

According to Wikipedia kindness is defined thusly:

“Kindness is a behavior marked by ethical characteristics, a pleasant disposition, and concern for others. It is known as a virtue, and recognized as a value in many cultures and religions.

To be honest I struggle with that definition. To me kindness is much more than having a “pleasant disposition” or “concern for others”. I don’t believe that kindness is that simple. Kindness is an amalgam of qualities. To me: Read more »

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by Justin Clarke, Co-Founder of The Honey Foundation

Webster's definition of Kindness is incorrect. (Or, I misunderstand the word)

The way I see it? Kindness is a Verb. It's an action. You've got to act out to start any form of Kindness in this world. Open a door. A friendly wave. A smile. Someone has to start.

Webster's Definition:

kind·ness ˈkīn(d)nəs / noun

  1. the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate.
    • a kind act. plural noun: kindnesses"it is a kindness I shall never forget"

Notice: The definition doesn't say; "Sit back and be quiet".

In my eyes, Kindness is more than a noun. Kindness is more than a quality. Kindness, like love, is a noun & a verb. The word carries more meaning and purpose than most would originally think. Ex. "Kindness opened her heart."

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The Honey Foundation’s Kindness Education Program at Odyssey Preparatory Academy for the 2015/216 school year

We are excited to announce that The Honey Foundation’s Kindness Education Program will continue to educate and inspire students at both Odyssey Preparatory Academy Elementary schools this year! We are excited to BEE back! The scholars will be receiving the Kindness Education curriculum each month along with daily recognition and communication about how to promote a kind community in their school. The 5th grade ambassador club will be mentoring and inspiring scholars on campus to BEE kind throughout the year. Thank you Odyssey Preparatory Academy for pollinating our community with kindness again!

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The Kindness Education Program with The Honey Foundation

Since 2012, The Honey Foundation has provided more than $50,000 in direct support to other charitable organizations, including the Phoenix Children’s Hospital, the American Cancer Society, several local elementary schools, and other community-based organizations. The Honey Foundation’s mission is to inspire others to be kind by sharing the stories of kind acts. We lead by example and start the habit of kindness. Help us teach your students that kindness is the start to success.The goal of the program is to educate students and raise awareness about the benefits of performing Acts of Kindness as well as teaching basic life skills through kindness.  We believe each student can make a difference in their lives and the lives of others in the community. The Kindness Education Program focuses on rewarding and recognizing positive behaviors. Students are encouraged to perform, track, and share their Random Acts of Kindness, and can be provided with custom journals, stickers and bracelets to show their support. Each classroom receives a lesson plan appropriate for their grade level to teach these amazing skills. This Kindness Education Program teaches students and families life skills through kindness to carry them through their lives to promote happiness and success.

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“We BEElieve the world receives hope through kindness”

There are ONLY 7 days left to SIGN UP for the 1st Annual Water Walk 5K at Wet N' Wild Water Park in Glendale, AZ.  As our way of saying THANK YOU for your continuous support of The Honey Foundation, we're offering $20.00 OFF your registration fee when you sign up.  Enter Code HFWATER5K at checkout.  HURRY, sign up NOW!

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