We can all use a little bit of kindness in our lives. Every day we see instances of bullying and hate in the world, these things can make it harder to trust people and to keep an optimistic outlook on the world. But kindness is more powerful than hate and anger. A smile is contagious, and a random act of kindness can inspire people to continue acting with kindness towards others to improve someone’s life (if only just for a moment).
In an effort to normalize kindness, the Social Justice Club invites you to participate in World Kindness Day. This is a day set aside to invite people to take a moment out of their busy lives to give back kindness to the people around them. It is not the ONLY day to be kind to people, but sometimes setting aside some pre-planned time from the chaos of school, homework, and sports makes it easier to take a moment to help improve a person’s day. World Kindness Day is Wednesday, November 13. Here is their challenge to you:
Do something kind for another person.
Comment below with the details!
Include #spreadkindness in your comment.
Be entered in a drawing for a free t-shirt or hat!
Sometimes we get so busy and we forget that kindness is one of the easiest things to give to another person. Randomactsofkindness.org lists 7 ways that you can start making kindness a norm in your daily life: 1. Send a text to a friend or family member that needs their spirits lifted; 2. Let someone in on the zipper merge in rush hour traffic (give them a smile and a wave, too); 3. Be intentional, smile more, laugh more. Make it a daily habit; 4. Stretch your comfort zone and try to make at least one person smile each day; 5. Share a compliment with a friend, co-worker, teacher, or anyone else; 6. Make contact with a family member or friend that you haven’t spoken to in a while; 7. Treat someone to a cup of coffee–a friend, a stranger, yourself #treatyoself
Whatever you chose to do to make someone’s day is up to you! It doesn’t have to be expensive, it doesn’t have to be time consuming. It is those little things that add up to help someone smile again after they spilled their coffee or slipped on the ice.
Get out there! Be kind. Make someone smile. Give a compliment to someone that is feeling low.