November 13 is World Kindness Day. It is a celebration of kindness around the world, encouraging kind acts to be performed on an international scale.
World Kindness Day was first introduced in 1998 by The World Kindness Movement. It promotes more compassionate and caring relationships between individuals in their communities. It has been observed in numerous countries, including Canada, the United States, Japan, Australia, the United Kingdom, Singapore, Italy and India.
This year, I promoted World Kindness Day at Balmoral Hall School. Students made posters to raise awareness for this celebration of kindness. We also created a Twitter hashtag, #HappyBH, for students to post pictures of random acts of kindness in order to recognize their community spirit.
We realize that any kind act, big or small, will make a difference in our lives.
At Balmoral Hall School, students share a unique message each month to support our school-wide theme for this year: “Don’t Worry, Be Happy.” November’s message is don’t worry, be grateful. We are showing our gratitude for each other and our amazing friendships by participating in this kindness movement.
Now, I encourage you to perform random acts of kindness for your loved ones and neighbours. Give warm hugs. Write a thank you note. Eat healthy. Go for a run. These are a few of my suggestions, but the rest is up to you.
Through kind actions, we can brighten the world for others.
“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”
– Mark Twain