Today is World Kindness Day. It is an international observance on 13 November. It was introduced in 1998 by the World Kindness Movement a coalition of nations kindness NGOs. It is observed in many countries, including Canada, Japan, Australia, Nigeria and United Arab Emirates.
World Kindness Day is a day set aside to encourage individuals to overlook boundaries, race and religion in showing acts of kindness.
Everyone benefits from showing kindness to others. Research has consistently shown that humans feel happier when they are performing acts of kindness. By finding ways to be good to others, you are creating opportunities for self-growth through this mutually beneficial exchange.
Being kind to others does not mean that you have to sacrifice time or give away all your money. It is all about incorporating small and caring gestures into your everyday life.
Samuel Langhorne Clemens better known by his pen name Mark Twain, an American writer, entrepreneur, publisher and lecturer, said, ‘kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”
If a person seems wicked, do not cast him away. Awaken him with your words, elevate him with your deeds, repay his injury with your kindness. Do not cast him away; cast away his wickedness.
Be kind to others even if they are not to you. Keep spreading love even if you don’t get it back. Love someone who doesn’t deserve it. Be helpful even if you have no one to help you. Do not change yourself according to others. Just remember one thing, it is not between you and others, it is always between you and God.
Challenge yourself to do something good for someone a certain number of times each week.