Bullying is very much a real thing. Unfortunately, we’ve all had some experience with bullying in our lives. Pink Shirt Day teaches our kids that kindness sees no color and definitely needs no filter! This February 27th, my friends at Metrotown will celebrate kindness by encouraging everyone to wear a pink shirt and perform a random act of kindness.
I will never forget parking the car one day with Ava and saw that the meter beside me had run out of time. As I looked down the stree, I could see the parking guy was heading our way. As I plugged my meter with coins, I threw a few coins in for the car in front of me. Ava was so confused. “Why would you put money in that cars meter?” I stumped her by responding with a “why not?” This moment would bring forth a beautiful learning moment
As a mom of two young girls that are growing up in the time of bullying, social media and the Internet, we have a very big job to do. I try to show my girls that kindness is not a choice we make each day; it’s just a way of life! Actions speak louder than words and we have the most impact when we lead by example.
I explained to a young Miss Ava that day that, it really cost me nothing to hopefully buy this person a few extra minutes. Getting back to their car and not finding a ticket could turn a day from good to bad in a real hurry.
As we walked away, Ava asked me, how the person would know what I had done if we didn’t wait for them to arrive back at their car. I explained to her that they probably wouldn’t and I didn’t do it for a thank you! I did it because I could! I will celebrate kindness another time and probably when I need it most!
We talked a lot that one day about nice things we can do for others that take little to no effort. Maybe it’s just simply holding the door for the person behind you. Or maybe it’s buying the person behind you in line’s coffee, either way spreading kindness is easy.
On Pink Shirt Day, February 27, Metropolis at Metrotown will be working with 7 Burnaby elementary and community schools to promote anti-bullying. They will be performing random acts of kindness in support of Pink Shirt Day 2019.
My friends at Metropolis at Metrotown are encouraging everyone to wear a pink shirt. Come down and support this anti-bullying movement and perform a random act of kindness. If these students can stop and sprinkle some kindness, can’t you?
The kids from these schools will be making their way through the mall surprising and educating shoppers in the mall on Pink Shirt Day 2019. In addition, there will be a very special surprise performance by the students that will take place in Grand Court at 11:30pm.
Metropolis at Metrotown once again is working with the CKNW Kids’ Fund to promote the end to cyber bullying and encourage everyone online and in-person to spread kindness. From February 15-27, customers are encouraged to post their pledges on how they can #METMakeNice on the Metropolis at Metrotown Instagram page.
For every pledge made, Metropolis at Metrotown will donate $1 to the CKNW Kids’ Fund (up to $1000). By tagging a friend as well, customers have the chance to be entered to win a $500 shopping spree and a $500 gift card to be donated to their favourite local charity.
Maybe we were bullied or maybe we were the bully! I can honestly say that I have been on both sides of the coin. Join me This February 27th to celebrate kindness.
For more information on how you can celebrate kindness for Pink Shirt Day 2019 at Metropolis at Metrotown visit www.metropolisatmetrotown.com
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