Amazing Kids! Magazine

Staff Q&A: Describe a time you showed kindness to someone else.

By the Amazing Kids! Staff


Want to know a little more about the Youth Staff at Amazing Kids! Magazine? Check out our Q&A with some of the staff members; their responses to the question of the month are below!

Q. Describe a time you showed kindness to someone else.

Allison Stein, Editor-in-Chief: Last year my youth group did a project near Valentine’s Day to celebrate small acts of kindness. We each baked and frosted two bags of sugar cookies: one to give to a friend and one for the friend to give away. I was inspired by the idea that kindness is a chain reaction. Showing someone that we care is the closest we will ever come to changing the world.

Madisen Garcia, Contributing Writer: For my tenth birthday, instead of receiving gifts, I had everyone bring money to donate to a children’s hospital. That was the highlight of that year for me.

Fatima Yousuf, Money Smarts Editor and Contributing Writer: I always try to open the door for others, whenever possible. It is these small, continuous acts of kindness that truly brighten up people’s days and remind you to be grateful for others. Not everyone can perform major acts of charity, but anyone can perform small acts of kindness, such as passing smiles or carrying groceries. These small acts all build up to make the world a truly better place, and that is what makes even the smallest actions of selflessness the most beautiful.

Stella Prince, Nonfiction, AK Adventures, and Global Village Editor: This year (and last year), I asked 10 local stores to donate toys to the Albany Medical Center Children’s Cancer Wing. It always makes me feel really good when I do charity work, and I love picking up the donations and taking them to the hospital myself.

Jordan Brunk, Amazing Kids from History Editor and Contributing Writer: I showed kindness to two of my classmates just the other day. As kids, we’re mostly always hungry because we are continuing to grow, and school can be pretty draining sometimes. Two of my friends were hungry, so I gave them some extra crackers I had from my lunch, and they were very grateful.

Sarina Patel, Jr. Assistant Editor and Comic Hub Co-Editor: When I was in third grade, I took a trip to Metropolitan Ministries. My time at the building was eye-opening. Serving homeless people by bringing hot tea or sweeping the floor was well and good, but my natural actions proved more powerful than my responsibilities. Just greeting the homeless, maintaining a positive attitude, and never complaining while performing my duties made me realize that even the simplest acts of kindness—the ones we all do without knowing—can make the world a much better and brighter habitat.

Davi Jacobs, Contributing Writer: I showed kindness when I showed a new student around the school. The new student felt more comfortable when I was friendly.