Opinion | Youth 'Kindness Club' is making a difference, you can too

One thousand acts of kindness. Think about how much good that would mean, how many more smiles, how many fewer frowns.

The teens in Cedarcrest High School’s Random Acts of Kindness club recently set out to do just that many kind acts. Right after the big January storm, the club observed Random Acts of Kindness Week, both at school and in the community at large.

Readers often tell me that “There’s not enough good news” in the news these days. Well, what this club does is most definitely good news.

Not only do these teens make a point about helping others and bringing a note of positivity to their school, they’re also pushing their welcome attitude out to the community. At least one of their 1,000 kind acts was to get the word out; the club sent out a suggestion of daily activities that anyone can do, from picking up trash to sending a card to a friend to shopping local. Clearing up after the storm was a big part of their effort.

Keep it up, RAK club. As for the rest of us, we can take a page from them on living better. Keep an eye on what they’re up to at www.rakduvall.com.


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