Be Kind

“Use your mind to be kind, be smart-use your heart, intend to be a friend, then do it all over again…”
These wise words came out of a collaboration between myself and 4th graders at Wines Elementary School in Ann Arbor a couple of years ago. The song we wrote has a simple but important message that is so needed in our world today: be kind. While many people in positions of leadership in this country, namely our current President, model divisiveness, hateful speech, and bullying behavior, these young people remind us of the importance of kindness, respect, and friendship.
I was honored to be part of this collaboration and to invite many friends to help the song grow into a single and a music video. Big thanks to Brian Woodring, Charlie Steen, Jamie Rusling, Chris Good, John Driscoll, Alice Sun, and of course to the students, teachers, and parents at Wines Elementary School for helping bring this vision of kindness to the world. Please enjoy and share!
Yours in kindness,


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  1. Theresa Schneider |

    Hi, I would love to get a lyrics sheet for your song, “Be Kind”. I’ve managed to figure out almost all the words by listening to the video, but there are a few spots that I just can’t quite get. Thank you!