When we asked Mabel whether she would let us photograph her for one of our bus stop posters, she said yes in an instant, no questions asked.
Mabel Lau is in her final year for a Diploma in Psychology Studies at Ngee Ann Poly, and interning at the Singapore Kindness Movement. She is looking forward to a career in helping young children with special needs, saying that early intervention is best.
With such a caring and children-centred outlook, Mabel fit right into SKM when she came on board in March. She initially concentrated on writing lesson plans for pre-schoolers, doing age-specific material to impart values such as empathy, compassion, courage and forgiveness. She also helped in other activities and events like the In Conversation forum at RGSS, Preschool Gallery Tours and Cheer-O-Mania.
So when the agency asked if they could feature her in the new posters, Mabel said yes without blinking.
Touching up your instant photo: a minute. Touching someone’s heart with kindness: an instant.
If there’s time for distractions, surely there’s time for gracious actions.
There’s always time to make someone’s day.
Says the poster that went up in nearly 70 bus stops around the island with Mabel’s smiling face. And in case people think there was much touching up done on that photo, we asked Mabel to pose in her everyday streetwear next to the poster.
Goes to show… a kind heart jumps for joy in an instant.