After the Newtown, Connecticut shooting, a group of resilient community members launched a nonprofit called Newtown Kindness. Their mission is to ” to promote kindness as a guiding principle of humanity.” The organization aims to facilitate “acts of kindness within communities as well as raise awareness of kindness through education, sharing and recognition.” Their focus is primarily on youth but as leaders they invite us into kindness.
The band, Alternate Routes’ invites us to explore kindness even further. “Nothing More” served as a their rallying call for Newtown Kindness. Their song begins: “To be humble, to be kind it is the giving of peace in your mind”. They refrain “We are Love, We are One, We are how we treat each other when the day is done”.
It’s a song that sticks with you. Their song invites us to ask…what is the role of being humble and being kind in one’s leadership roles and responsibilities? [Read more…]