This kindness class is presented as a self-paced module designed for people to consider kindness through Newberry Award-winning author Jerry Spinelli’s young adult novel, “Stargirl.” There are three assignments for you to complete, each one associated with several chapters of the book. The idea is to complete each assignment after having read that section of the book. Feel free to go at whatever pace strikes you, but the original idea is to take a week to complete each assignment.
Note, each assignment also has an associated message of inspiration, intended to be read before you complete the kindness action, and a message of reflection, intended to be read after you complete the assignment.
You can engage in this activity in the most simple way by reading the relevant chapters and completing the associated act of kindness that are part of each assignment. If you want to dig a little deeper into both the story and the concept of kindness, I encourage you to complete the journal activities, too.
Critical to all of my kindness activities is for you to have the freedom to make anything out of them you want to make. Please don’t feel there is a “right way” to participate other than what feels right to you. It’s important for you to enjoy yourself. If this module ever feels like a chore, please stop.
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