In a little over three weeks, many around the world will celebrate World Kindness Day.
I don’t get behind every movement that comes knocking at our door, but I do believe in being kind to others.
Over the years, we have tried to make doing “random acts of kindness” a way of life. We have five children and we have always felt the best way to train them to be better adults, is to be better adults ourselves.
I am a member of a group, who’s only purpose is to do one random act of kindness each weekend. The only rule, you can’t tell anyone what you did. (You may be saying that’s easy. Really? Because keeping my mouth shut is never easy.)
The Bible tells us “Be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you. (Ephesians 4:32)
November 13th has been decreed World Kindness Day. This was the opening day of the first World Kindness Movement conference held at Tokyo in 1998, and the 35th anniversary of the Small Kindness Movement of Japan, which brought the signatories of the ‘declaration of kindness’ of the World Kindness Movement together in 1997.
November 13th is on a Saturday this year. Isn’t that perfect?!
As we move into the Thanksgiving season, is also a wonderful time to remember to be kind to others.
So, here’s your challenge, should you choose to accept it:
On November 13th I challenge you to do five random acts of kindness. These can be as simple or as complicated as you want. You can spend money or you can spend your time thinking of sweet things to say. You can cook your honey’s favorite meal or you can call your mom, your mother-in-law or a friend from way back when. You can send flowers, make a wreath, bake a loaf of bread, or tell someone how wonderful you think they are. You can stop by a nursing home and pass out cookies and hugs. You can take the little neighbor child to get an ice cream cone.
Be KIND, one to another!
Maybe it will catch on, who knows?