“In a world where you can be anything… be kind.” – Caroline Flack
World Kindness Day is November 13th… the purpose of this day is to go out of your way to show kindness to others. Of course, there is a magnitude of ways to be kind. We hope you participate and show some kindness to others in a purposeful way. This year, more than ever we are seeing scary statistics and we need kindness so badly.
Sometimes the smallest gesture can go the furthest. Sometimes saying “Thank you” to a stranger, or holding a door can really change their day. A few kind words can make someone’s entire day.. with so much negativity in the world right now, it may be needed. If you see someone at work doing a great job, tell them so. Maybe your colleague got new shoes… let them know how great they are.
Encouraging your kids to participate in World Kindness Day is a tradition everyone can get behind. Let your kids know why this day started and why they should get behind it. Encourage kids to hold doors open for others, pick up garbage if they see it outside, give compliments to their peers, and include everyone they may not always hang out with to participate.
I want to end this post by adding, sometimes you need to be more kind to yourself. We constantly worry about our kids, partners, employees and friends but what about you? Show yourself some kindness this weekend by giving yourself a compliment. Grab that drink from Starbucks you’ve been wanting to try… give yourself an extra 10 minutes in bed this morning. You have to be kind to yourself, in order to be kind to others. You are great, let yourself know that!