Sometimes we forget that our actions affect the people around us. In fact, our behavior is contagious. We continually set examples for our peers, and a good example can be incredibly persuasive. Every day this week, choose a different person outside of your friend group to approach with an act of kindness. On Monday, maybe pick a kid in your homeroom who you don’t normally talk to and give them a compliment. On Tuesday, reach out to an old teacher of yours and thank them for being awesome. Pay attention to the ripple effects your kindness creates. Others may see the benefits of your actions and start to follow your lead.