It's Easy To Be Kind
From Plank Road Publishingby Mike Wilson
"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle" - wise words from a philosopher who truly understood the human condition. In our "me" society, it is good to take the opportunity as often as we can to encourage our kids to be kind to one another.
This song is arranged around a folk rock feel. It starts with an acoustic rhythm section that builds dynamically with each verse, adding electric guitar and a synth accordion along the way. A pop vocal approach sounds natural for the style.
Take the song across the curriculum by discussing the lessons of the song's subject. What did Plato mean about everyone fighting a hard battle? What are some consequences of hurtful speech or speaking without thinking first? Who knows where the discussion may lead. (from Music K-8, Vol. 19, No. 5)
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