Being kind by spreading the kindness message:
“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.