World Kindness Day is to highlight good deeds in the community focusing on the positive power and the common thread of kindness which binds us. Kindness is a fundamental part of the human condition which bridges the divides of race, religion, politics, gender and zip codes.
Especially in the difficult times we are in with the global pandemic kindness is more important than ever. Mental Health is priority and an act of kindness can go a long way. Read some details here.
“Sometimes it takes only one act of kindness and caring to change a person’s life.” – Jackie Chan
Kindness Day was born when a collection of humanitarian groups came together on November 13, 1997, and made a “Declaration of Kindness”. Likewise, on Kindness Day everyone is encouraged to make a similar declaration. Donating books, food, or clothes to your local community is a great way to celebrate.
However, pledging to commit just one act of kindness is no less worthwhile: hold the door open for a stranger, compliment your neighbour on their collection of garden gnomes, let your partner have control of the TV remote for the evening.
Kindness Day Stats
Bullying is something that is big in the U.S, with 1 in every 4 children experiencing bullying at school on a regular basis. This day is a fantastic way to teach our children to be kind to everyone, even if they are different, and it can also teach them to stand up to bullying when they witness it. It will turn them into brave kids and kind adults.
Helps With Stress
Yes, that’s right been kind to others means you are less likely to be stressed. People who are kind all the time produce 23% less cortisol, the stress hormone. This means that people who practice kindness age much slower than the average population,
because of lower stress levels, it really does pay to be kind.
It’s A Day Of Unity
Although this movement isn’t officially affiliated with a political or religious movement, over 28 nations now participate in World Kindness day. The movement is hoping that the day will get chosen by the UN to become an official holiday, at some point in the near future.
Fun Facts About World Kindness Day
World Kindness Day began after the founding of the World Kindness Movement. It was their goal and hope to start a day that would be able to raise the awareness of the importance of kindness to as many people across the world as possible. Uniting people across the globe.
The sole purpose of this day is “to highlight good deeds in the community focusing on the positive power and the common thread of kindness which binds us.” It’s a day to learn, teach, and share your kindness with others.
So, where does the word kindness come from? Its root originates from the Old English word “kyndnes,” which is a derivative from the Middle English word “kindenes,” which means “courtesy.”
Why not spend the evening with the Family and watch one of 30 kindness movies listed here.
“Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.” Lao Tzu