World Kindness Day

Guest post by Julie Pepper Lim, Marketing & Communications Coordinator at Meritage Medical Network.

Last year we celebrated kindness during the month of March. I guess we didn’t feel we could wait till World Kindness Day in November!

November 13th is World Kindness Day! This year, has 10 simple ideas about how to honor one another through kindness. You can go here and download them, or you can come up with your own.

Here are a few of mine:

Write each of the people in your immediate family a poem about how special they are, starting every line with: You are the one—my mom taught me this one and it makes it easier. You are the one who always: baked the best cookies, played cards with me, showed me how to do stuff, etc.

Share your favorite dessert with someone.

Cook something delicious and bring it to a place where you think it’s most needed.

Find a way to help people who have their power shut down, again.

Be super kind to someone who has a totally different political perspective than you do.

Interview someone about their life, so that he or she feels like the celebrity he or she probably is.

Give yourself permission to give yourself a gift that makes your heart just sing. Find a gift for someone else that will make their heart sing.

Learn, grow, help someone else learn, grow.

Last year, we printed up pages and pages of kind ideas and placed them all over the walls of our office.

It’s fun to think about how the simplest things can make the greatest difference in a person’s day. With so much turmoil in the world right now, it’s wonderful to take a moment and think about what you, alone, and together with others, can do to move the needle towards goodness.

World Kindness Day was first launched in 1998 by The World Kindness Movement, an organization formed at a 1997 Tokyo conference of like-minded kindness organizations from around the world. There are currently over 28 nations involved in The World Kindness Movement which is not affiliated with any religion or political movement. The mission of the World Kindness Movement and World Kindness Day is to create a kinder world by inspiring individuals and nations towards greater kindness.

Happy World Kindness Day!

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