Throw Kindness Around Like Confetti
As a mom, I want to teach my children the skills they need in order to be happy, successful, and financially secure adults. Of course, I want all of those things for them, but I also want them to be kind.
I was reminded of this fact when I read an amazing story online about an autistic man who had a severe meltdown at the airport and was helped through it by the overwhelming kindness received from an American Airlines employee. https://www.powerofpositivity.com/autistic-man-begins-cry-airport-airline-worker-shows-utmost-compassion/…/
I myself have ADHD and often experience sensory overload at the airport. I can absolutely relate and empathize with the autistic man who suddenly found himself in the middle of the airport with an overwhelming sense of stress and anxiety. Not being able to deal with the situation, he sat in the corner and began to cry. This is when the American Airlines employee took immediate, compassionate action and helped this stranger through the entire situation.
How amazing. I had to ask myself if I would have been that kind. Would I have taken time out of my busy schedule to stop and help a stranger in his time of need? I hope so. I hope I would have helped and provided my children with that priceless teachable moment - that moment when they learn that one of the best things you can be as an adult - is KIND.