This month’s theme: UNITY – Binding People Together with a String of Humanity, Love and Respect.

Articles of the Month

Teamwork: The Power of Unity – Individually we might have a great talent or skill that makes us the top performer in our department at work, or in this story, the best in our country, but we can’t make it alone. Not only do we need the help of others, but the help needs to be a unified effort.

Two Main Ingredients that Create Team Unity – Whatever circumstances your group is currently experiencing, you can create the team unity and culture of cohesive commitment that you desire. Even the most impressive teams need time together to strengthen relationships and to be reminded of the goals and values that brought them together.

Teamwork means unity (or, boats don’t get anywhere if you’re paddling in 12 different directions) – Being a successful team means working together. Unity may come before or during the problem solving process, but for a group to become a team, that unity has to happen.

“We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.”

J.K. Rowling

Act of Kindness

Community service is an amazing experience that allows us to leave our mark on the world. Organize a community service campaign and get everyone involved. Whether it’s a trip to a local senior home, orphanage, hospital or soup kitchen. The ideas are endless.

Question of the Month

What does working in unity mean to you? Share here or in the comments below.

Kindness Media

Photo of the Month

What does this picture make you feel and why? Share.

Songs of the Month

The Dance for Kindness 2018 Official Anthem

The song symbolizes the strong bond between people no matter where they live on this planet.

Videos of the Month

An amazing annual worldwide FlashMob event hosted by Life Vest Inside as a way to unite the world under the banner of kindness.

Dr. Reza Aslan tells his own story of growing up as an Iranian-born immigrant and explores the common narrative of what it means to be an American, the unity that we find in our diversity.

Ants have an unbelievable spirit of unselfish unity. There is something to learn from every creature – what is the message of an ant? Tune in to find out.

Books of the Month

The Soul of a Team: A Modern-Day Fable for Winning Teamwork – Tony Dungy – Telling the story of a fictional NFL team looking for a turnaround, The Soul of a Team not only identifies some of the most common issues that hold a team back but also lays out a game plan for winning teamwork. Whether you aspire to be a better leader or a stronger team player, The Soul of a Team will show you how to contribute to a stronger, healthier, more productive united team destined for success.

One Without the Other: Stories of Unity Through Diversity and Inclusion – Shelley Moore – In One Without the Other: Stories of Unity Through Diversity and Inclusion, Shelley Moore explores the changing landscape of inclusive education. Presented through real stories from her own classroom experience, this passionate and creative educator tackles such things as inclusion as a philosophy and practice, the difference between integration and inclusion, and how inclusion can work with a variety of students and abilities.

How to Build a Snow Bear – Eric Pinder – How to Build a Snow Bear is a story about two siblings sharing a wondrous wintry day. The message of the story is that sometimes we can’t accomplish everything by ourselves and need to rely on a little teamwork.

Best Friends: We Are Better Together – Roger Priddy – You can’t paint a picture without paint, or make a milkshake without milk. This charming book of teamwork and friendship shows how individual things are so much better, when they all work together!

Oliver’s Tree – Kit Chase – A great story about friendship and working together. Sometimes we see things differently and this book shows us how we can work through those differences and make things better for everyone involved.