A simple act of kindness can go a long way in changing a person’s day. Kindness can be infectious; when someone is kind to you, you will likely show kindness to someone else.
World Kindness Day was first inaugurated in 1998 to remember the World Kindness Movement and is observed by several countries across the world on November 13th.
Here are a few ideas on how to incorporate kindness into your everyday routine:
- Make a list of people whom you want to be thankful for and appreciate. Call them and tell them how grateful you are that they are in your life
- Compliment at least five people per day, letting them know the impact they have on your life and the lives of others
- Set up a charity box and collect the spare change to donate to your preferred non-profit organization. You can allow your kids to donate, too
- Help at least one person every day. This small act of kindness will make your day more wholesome and will have a positive impact on someone in need
- Make “kindness cards” with your children and ask them to give them to their friends. These cards can incorporate a sincere message or compliment and will be a great way to teach your kids about kindness
- Read books discussing kindness and sharing with your kids, helping to instill this message for a lifetime
Remember, kindness is infectious, and one single act of kindness can change someone’s day for the better. Help us spread the word about World Kindness Day!