In this COVID-19 world, we are asked to stay away from each other in order to stay safe. It feels lonely, especially when you aren’t living with family. The isolation can become tedious. Thankfully, there is something we can do to brighten our spirits in a very safe way – celebrate World Kindness Day.
World Kindness Day was created on November 13th, 1998 by The World Kindness Movement. There are currently 28 countries involved in this movement to create a kinder world by inspiring others. By spreading kindness to others, you are building a bridge that will close the gap between you and other nations.
So, how do you celebrate World Kindness Day during a pandemic? Here are just a few suggestions:
Send a friendly text to someone you haven’t talked to in a while. Tell them how much you care.
Let that person merge ahead of you with a friendly wave and a smile.
Spend your days with things that make you happy and laugh.
Compliment a co-worker or friend.
Reach out to a relative you miss. Even a quick conversation can soothe the soul.
Buy someone a special treat, like a coffee. You’d be surprised how happy someone can be when a stranger foots the bill.
Taking a moment to go outside your comfort zone will not only change the way you are kind to others, but you will start to grow as a person.
By spreading random acts of kindness, you will not only make someone else feel good, but it will make you feel good at the same time. Maybe it will inspire that person to pay it forward. The next thing you know, the world is a brighter place to live. Even during this lonely time…enjoy World Kindness Day.
If you would like to learn more about World Kindness Day, contact Simple Acts of Care and Kindness at 866-459-7225 or visit www.simpleacts.org for additional information.
The holidays are over, but that doesn’t mean our kind acts need to be. In fact, on your list of resolutions, why not add simple acts of kindness? There are several simple acts of care and kindness that could make someone’s entire day turn around, even after having a terrible start.
In this day and age, bullying is occurring more often, making a simple act of kindness that much more important now. It’s up to us as individuals to help show others kindness and positivity prevails in any situation. Here are 10 simple acts of care and kindness that could possibly turn someone’s frown upside down:
If people around are gossiping about another, chime in with something nice to say about them.
Smile at someone, just because. Smiles are contagious!
Try to make sure everyone in a group conversation feels included.
Write a little positive note to a friend.
Talk and make the new kid at school feel welcome.
If someone is being bullied, stand up for them.
Give your seat up to someone on the bus.
Make two lunches and give away one.
Talk to the shy person who’s sitting by themselves at lunch.
Be kind to everyone, even if they are bullying you. “Kill them with kindness.”
This year, let’s us all come together and contribute all sorts of simple acts of care and kindness. Bringing in a little bit of proverbial sunshine to someone’s life should be something everyone wants to do. Imagine the world if we did?
If you would like to learn more about simple acts of kindness, contact Simple Acts of Care and Kindness at 866-459-7225 or visit www.simpleacts.org for additional information.