World Teachers’ Day and National Be Nice Day both fall on October 5, and have similar messages. Your teachers throughout your life set you up to succeed, and hopefully taught you quite a bit about being nice to people. Today, make sure you say thanks to your teachers and try to do something nice just to make the world a bit brighter.
World Teachers’ Day
Being a teacher can be a tough, thankless job. Many teachers make far less money than people of comparable educational levels, and often are expected to be all things to all students.
Teachers have to be daycare, conflict resolution, therapist, and, of course, instructor to sometimes hundreds of children per semester. Needless to say, it’s not an easy career!
This is why it’s so important to take a moment to say “thank you” to your teachers. Even a small token of appreciation, like a card or a moment of expressing gratitude, can go a long way.
Being a teacher can be a very rewarding job when students are learning and working together to learn. This is all your instructors are probably asking for: that you take something positive away from their class.
National Be Nice Day
You World Teachers’ Day activities can fall under the purview of National Be Nice Day, too. Also falling on October 5, National Be Nice Day is rather self-explanatory. Take a moment to be nice to the people and animals around you! The world can be a mean, cruel, senseless place. However, that doesn’t mean you have to be any of those things.
In fact, one could argue that this is more reason than any to be kind to the world around you. Take a moment to donate money to a charity, or even volunteer your time with a nonprofit. You could visit your older relatives: they’d probably love to see you! Take a moment to be kind to the animals around you. Consider skipping any meals that consist of meat today.
There are many ways to be nice. You could take a moment to say hello to a stranger, or strike up a conversation with an old friend. Maybe pay a compliment to a buddy who doesn’t have the best self-esteem, or make a new friend to commemorate how nice it feels to be nice.
At the end of the day, being kind to others costs nothing, and it’ll make things that much easier and friendlier for you, too.