It’s Nice to be Important but It’s More Important to be Nice

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It’s nice to be important but it’s more important to be nice. Join the discussion in teaching our kids to show kindness no matter what, and print this inspirational quote, too!

It's nice to be important but it's more important to be niceIt’s nice to be important but it’s more important to be nice.   I’ve loved this quote for as long as I can remember, and years ago I made a painted vinyl board to hang up in my home with the sentiment on it (see it in the video below).  I wanted my kids to know that kindness was and always is above popularity….feeling important by putting others down. Of course there is a spin on the word important that revolves around self esteem, and building up kids, that’s not the twist I’m taking here.

In the past year or so, I’ve been on a kick of creating cute quote designs with accompanying coloring pages with the intent of kids hanging them on their bathroom mirror or framed in their bedroom to look at every day. I’m here to share them with you today!

I’m over sharing on my friend Mique’s site today the full color version of this print, and the black and white version right here below.

>>>>>>Download/Print coloring page versionImportant to be Nice Coloring Page

I believe that as our children stare at uplifting quotes, it sinks into their brains, and hopefully turns into action. That these colorful words will call out to them when they are out in the world, and uncertain in decision making. 

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My friend shared an article on Facebook the other day about Bullying at Church.  It should be our safe place, but it sadly isn’t always.

This is the discussion I want to have with not just my children, but the teenagers I teach:

Are you making fun of someone for answering questions at church? Are you making fun of someone for having a service oriented heart? Are you making fun of someone because you see others doing it and it’s the cool thing to do?

Sometimes people are trying so hard to be important with their peers, that they are not nice/respectful of others around them. 

You can convert your heart to kindness by doing a bunch of little things, as well as some big things. I love the “Random Act of Kindness” movement: deliver cookies, write a letter, help someone in need, make a meal, etc. The list goes on and on.

True kindness is reaching out to others and extending a hand of friendship, even beyond your comfort zone.  Charity NEVER fails. 

See the fun little video I made about my thoughts on this quote and print, and weight in!

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