In light of recent events, World Kindness Day could not have come at a more perfect time.
Kindness day was introduced on November 13th, 1997, by the World Kindness Movement, a collection of over twenty-five nations who came together to inspire individuals towards greater kindness. Together, they signed a “Declaration of Kindness” declaring November 13th National World Kindness Day.
Since then, it has become a 24-hour celebration dedicated to paying-it-forward and focusing on spreading kindness and compassion all over the world. It is a day that encourages individuals to overlook boundaries, race, religion, and the negativity in the world.
On National World Kindness Day, everyone is encouraged to make a declaration of kindness and complete an act of kindness. It doesn’t need to be complicated. It can begin with a simple act that leads to another. From making a small monetary donation to volunteering at a local nonprofit organization to holding the door open for someone, there are many ways to spread kindness throughout the world.
The goal of this day is to emphasize good deeds and focus on the positivity in our lives and in the rest of the world. Kindness doesn’t only have to be shared with friends and family, but also with complete strangers. Achieving a simple act of kindness can make a bigger impact on the world than any negative contribution can.
Researchers have found a positive association between happiness and kindness. An act of kindness makes people happy and people who are happier tend to be kinder to others.
World Kindness Day doesn’t have to be celebrated only once a year. Incorporate kindness into your everyday life! The act of practicing kindness is needed more than ever.
See what kindness means to others:
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