There are a million ways to offer kindness. And at a time when the world seems to have so many problems, some people have started to take the issue of kindness very seriously indeed!
World Kindness Day is celebrated annually on 13th November by individuals and organizations, attempting to make the world a better place by celebrating and promoting good deeds and pledging acts of kindness.
The first launched in 1998 by The World Kindness Movement, currently involves 28 nations that cooperate to create a kinder world by inspiring individuals and nations towards greater kindness.
How to perform kindness?
By doing kind acts, wherever and whenever we can:
Random acts — Allowing a pregnant woman to go in front of us in a queue or asking our mother how her week was going, helping a friend solving an issue could be immediate examples.
Interpersonal kindness — Donating old clothes to charity, tutoring, being an emotional support to your friends are the commonest activities.
Environmental kindness — It means simply recycling or avoid waste and prevent food from spoiling.
Personal kindness — This is the less obvious but treating yourself kindly is the first step to be happy with yourself and kinder to the world around you.
It doesn’t take any major plan to be kind, just a little bit of effort!
Scientists confirmed that people who are constantly kind, produce 23% less cortisol, which is the stress hormone. Because of the lower levels of stress, people who practice kindness age slower than the average population!
So today: Give compliments. Smile at strangers. Hold a door open. Give up your seat on a crowded train. Perform at least three random acts of kindness and see what magic follows!