To me, kindness is a chosen lifestyle. In my classroom, I tell my 1 that every day they are offered a choice. They can’t choose what happens to them, but they can choose how they 2 to it. Kindness is a 3 . And it is a lifestyle. It isn’t something that we just choose once in a while---- it is a(n) 4 to live our lives.
My father was hospitalized with leukemia(白血病) when I was in college. He didn’t choose the cancer. 5 , he chose how to react to it. To this day, seventeen years later , the nurses 6 write my mother letters. The 7 ? It was because of my father’s kindness to others even when he was 8 against the disease. He made kindness a lifestyle.
And I want to be 9 him.
Every day as a teacher, I try and teach my students the kindness lifestyle. Just recently, I turned 40 and a friend gave me 40 individual dollar bills. She challenged me to do something 10 with the money. I gladly accepted the challenge.
I gave 40 of my students one dollar each and challenged them to make a(n) 11 . What happened? My Twitter and Instagram were 12 with pictures of kids making the world a better place. One girl bought a dollar store stuffed animal(填充玩具). It was 13 that kids should have made a difference when they were given the 14 .
Living the kindness lifestyle 15 every day, every opportunity. As a high school teacher, I see 16 everywhere. In the hallways, in the lunchroom, in the locker room, 17 words and gossip fill the air. So I started a hashtag (标签) to 18 positive gossip called “third party compliments(称赞)”. The idea is that you talk about people behind their backs, but do it in a 19 way. In that way, the gossip that gets back to students makes their day instead of getting them down.
Our kindness lifestyle leaves a footprint on others, and let us be the movers and kindness-makers who 20 a better, more beautiful world.
1.A.teachers B.classmates C.students D.friends
2.A.respond B.refer C.return D.contribute
3.A.mood B.goal C.benefit D.choice
4.A.spirit B.way C.chance D.idea
5.A.Therefore B.Otherwise C.However D.Furthermore
6.A.still B.never C.once D.just
7.A.meaning B.solution C.purpose D.reason
8.A.working B.struggling C.seeking D.exercise
9.A.against B.with C.before D.like
10.A.reasonable B.private C.necessary D.creative
11.A.promise B.difference C.profit D.achievement
12.A.concerned B.equipped C.flooded D.decorated
13.A.confusing B.natural C.common D.amazing
14.A.opportunity B.advertisement C.payment D.introduction
15.A.means B.increases C.makes D.explains
16.A.progress B.negativity C.trust D.harmony
17.A.hurtful B.inspiring C.touching D.humorous
18.A.call off B.call for C.turn down D.set aside
19.A.honest B.flexible C.positive D.cautious
20.A.requires B.allows C.promotes D.works