Yippeee, it’s (almost) here… World Kindness Day (13th November) is one of my favourite days of the year.
We’re celebrating at Spreading a Little Kindness HQ by preparing and giving out Kindness Goody Bags, one of my favourite acts of kindness.
Together with Spreading a Little Kindness Vice President, my 9-year-old nephew Thomas, we made up some goody bags filled with sweets, chocolate, a crayon, a pencil/pen/eraser, a balloon, and a hand-written kindness message.
This morning, I went down to our local hospital and placed them on the windscreens of cars in the car park. The owners of the cars could have been visiting a friend or loved one, have had a hospital appointment or a hospital stay, or it could even be a staff member coming back to their car after a long, hard work shift. Hopefully they’ll enjoy our surprise when they return to their car 😊
We really really love doing these kinds of acts of kindness, they bring us such joy. And we hope with all our hearts that the recipients of our goody bags smile as much as we’re smiling right now.
Have a wonderful World Kindness Day,
Love, Helen and Thomas 💚
p.s If you found a World Kindness Day Goody Bag on your car, we’d really love to hear from you in the comments below…
I really hope you are keeping safe and well in these uncertain times.
I’d like to invite you and your loved ones to join me in spreading a little kindness this month, if you’re able. The kindness act suggestions continue to be covid-safe, and aren’t intended to put your lovely self, or others at unnecessary risk. If you come across any which you feel this is the case, then please do skip it, or substitute with your own kindness act.
It’s World Kindness Day on Friday 13th November 🌟 It’s the perfect opportunity to go kindness act crazy!! Just imagine the positive impact just one extra kindness act could have in our homes, in our communities, and even on social media.
“When we feel love and kindness toward others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace.” ~ Dalai Lama
I wasn’t planning to post today. Feeling utterly exhausted and wiped out, I can’t really think straight (so please forgive any mistakes!) and need a day or two of complete rest.
But I couldn’t resisting writing this very quick salute to World Kindness Day, which is today!!
Introduced in 1998 by the World Kindness Movement, and now with over 25 member nations, its awesome mission is: “To inspire individuals towards greater kindness and to connect nations to create a kinder world.”
Some of their big, bold and brilliant kindness events from previous years includes:
Handing out 10,000 chocolate bars at London Train stations
Free hugs on Sydney’s Bondi Beach
Giving out 30,000 Gerberas in Singapore
But kindness doesn’t have to just be about big, expensive gestures. It can be as simple as looking the barista/checkout assistant/postman in the eye and saying thank you, letting a car out in front of you, or spontaneously hugging a friend or a loved one.
And please, please, please don’t forget to be kind to yourself… go on, you deserve it ☆
So with this in mind, my happy for today is being kind by spreading the kindness message.