RRC students and staff are practicing #COVIDkindness and paying attention to the kind acts of others. This is a great way to build your own resilience and minimize the impact of the pandemic on our community. Here are some more stories you’ve shared.
From Kelly Sookram In The Community Services Learning Centre
“I am attaching a picture I took while on our daily walk-about in the neighborhood. Someone had chalked this message on the sidewalk and it sure felt good to read. Such a small act, yet capable of uplifting many spirits!”
“A neighbor offered to plow my driveway with his quad.”
From Laureen Janzen, Manager of Counselling and Accessibility
“On Saturday, April 4, the day after all that snow, a city plow drove down my back lane leaving a massive windrow behind my parked car! When I left my house to head to the grocery store, I noticed that not only had the plow come and gone, but my windrow had been cleared. In fact, a neighbor and his two young children were having a great time shoveling several windrows down the lane – spreading a little kindness during this tough time.”
Join the Movement! Here’s how it works
Over the next few weeks:
- Pay attention to acts of kindness you witness (or perform yourself).
- Send a description and photo (where possible) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Post on your social media channels, using the hashtag #COVIDkindness and tag in RRC.
Each week, Mental Health Coordinator, Breanna Sawatzky will collate your acts of kindness and share them in a Wellness Blog post. All students and staff are invited to participate.
This movement is meant to foster a supportive community environment along with gratitude, both of which promote good mental health.
Everyone who participates will be entered in a prize draw. Prizes are to be determined, based on availability, but will certainly lift spirits.