Stories of Kindness from Around the World

Compliments Because of a History Teacher

--by pinkie, posted Jul 5, 2007

A few days ago, my history teacher suggested that since it was getting to be the end of the year and the weather was crummy outside, we try an indoor activity. 

She asked everyone to take out a piece of paper and a pencil and asked everyone to write something nice about 10 random people in the class. Later, she typed them all up and everyone got a little slip of paper with a bunch of compliments on it!

When I read mine I felt so great about myself that I decided to bring this wonderful idea to our local community service group, Minga.  It is a completely student run group -- which is great most of the time but also means that we quarrel a lot, especially when we plan things like yard sales and it rains. :) 

Anyhow, I thought that it would be a good idea to remind ourselves what a difference we are making and how much we all appreciate each other. So I did the activity and now I'm in the process of typing everything up. Just looking at the nice things everyone has said about each other makes me so happy! I'm so excited to give these back to everyone and see the looks on their faces!

It's so cool how such a simply reminder can do so much for people!

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