When we think of kindness we can be tempted to think of it as a soft virtue, however it is a great strength and always leaves an impact. Mother Teresa once said ““Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” In today’s Building Leadership session, Máire Cassidy explores the importance and value of kindness; the need each of us has to receive kindness, and the need each of us has to show kindness to others.  She reflects on the challenges our teens today have in being kind – because social media can frame their interactions. She explores how can we help them to understand themselves better and step away from their devices so that they can indeed engage with others and notice moments that call for kindness.  We discuss the difference between common kindness and deep empathic kindness and the importance of helping our teens discover meaning through suffering in their friendships. And we look at the tools to help our teens to step away from emotive conflict and to engage instead in dialogue.  Bibliography:1)     Love your enemies –  Arthur Brooks.2)      A complaint-free world – Will Bowen3)      Arthur Brooks in Conversation with Simon Sinek: Love Your Enemies. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2aFxNYF-RU4)      The Hidden Power of Kindness – Fr. Lawrence G. Lovasik (Catholic spirituality)