In the article, “Need a “Peptoc?” (btw) I learned that an Elementary School teacher named Jessica Martin started a hotline project with her West Side Elementary School students. Anyone who calls the provided number and selects their preferred language will be offered either a variety of pep talks from kindergarteners, hearing children laugh with delight, and more. The hotline started off small but has now accumulated to about three to four hundred calls every hour.

I think that this is a very amazing and special project. Not only does it encourage people when they are having a bad day but it also inspires these young students to start spreading kindness at a very young age. There is so much negativity in this world and the constant put down of individuals to one another. This helps spread the positivity one step at a time and slowly spread throughout.

If you could spread this type of encouragement, in what ways would you inspire?

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