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  • Claire Gillespie

The Heartfelt Gestures of Children: Lessons in Kindness and Caring

In the lively atmosphere of the Cardboard Shed, I've had the pleasure of witnessing some truly heartwarming moments recently. These instances serve as gentle reminders of the remarkable kindness and empathy that children possess, often leaving me inspired by their simple yet profound gestures. Kids really are awesome!




Here's a glimpse into some of these touching moments:


  • A young girl, as our session neared its end, took a moment to create a thoughtful card for a friend she was meeting later—a small yet meaningful expression of friendship.

  • Another child carefully wrapped up a cardboard costume in a large box, complete with a homemade cardboard bow, eagerly anticipating her friend's reaction—a heartfelt gesture of generosity.

  • Moved by empathy, one child created a new character to join their toys on the shelf—an act of inclusion and companionship that spoke volumes about their caring nature.

  • Yet another child dedicated time and creativity to craft a miniature world for their favorite toy, demonstrating their nurturing spirit with every detail.

  • Lastly, a young boy constructed a cardboard cake, complete with colorful candles, as a special gift for his father starting a new job—a touching display of love and support.

Reflecting on these simple moments, I'm reminded of the valuable lessons we can learn from children. Their acts of kindness and caring highlight the importance of compassion and empathy in our lives, offering us a glimpse into a world where simple gestures hold profound meaning.


As we navigate life's complexities, let's not overlook the wisdom that children impart. In their innocence, they show us the transformative power of love and compassion, inspiring us to create a kinder, more caring world for all.


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