Today, and every 13 November, is World Kindness Day. It’s a day to show kindness to everyone you come across. But, shouldn’t every day be World Kindness Day? Well, that depends how you look at it? The purpose of this celebration isn’t just to be kind to others for one day, but to use this day as a reminder of how important being kind is all the time. Today should be an inspiration for how to act every other day.
So, how can you mark World Kindness Day? Here are a few ideas:
Send an uplifting message to a friend or family member
Life is busy, but don’t forget that the people we need to be most kind to are our friends and family. Make time today to send a loved one a kind and inspirational message.
Share a compliment with a friend or colleague
Kind words, face-to-face, are even more powerful than a written message. Make sure to tell someone today that they’re doing a great job, or their new winter coat looks great. It’s amazing how a few kind words can light up a person’s face. Spreading happiness with compliments is one of the easiest ways to bring kindness to the world and put a smile on someone’s face.
Treat someone to a cup of tea (or coffee)
The old saying goes, “sharing is caring”. What better day to put this into action than World Kindness Day? Doing something for others makes you feel great. At the same time, having something done for you makes you feel special. It’s a win-win situation. So take this opportunity today to buy a cuppa for somebody, even a stranger, and bring some extra kindness into the world.
Don’t let today be the only day when you show people your kindness. Let it be the beginning of a journey in which kindness is an everyday part of your life. Happy World Kindness Day! It doesn’t have to be only one day a year.