The World Compassion Movement established World Kindness Day in 1998 to encourage kindness around the world. It is celebrated yearly on November 13 as part of the World Kindness Movement. It is observed in several nations, including the UK, the United States of America, Canada, Japan, and Australia. World Kindness Day gives us the chance to think about one of the most fundamental and unifying human values. Try to promote and disseminate this vital trait that brings people of all kinds together on a day dedicated to the good potential of both great and small acts of kindness.
The goal of World Kindness Day is to encourage kindness via simple acts of kindness. The day’s fundamental tradition is to be friendly and to inspire kindness to triumph over hostility. Kindness is the name of the game, and we all have it in us, whether it’s helping someone with chores, taking the time to inquire how they’re doing, or complimenting someone.
“Kindness is love made visible”.
Interesting facts about kindness:
- Kindness has also been shown to increase serotonin levels in the brain. Serotonin offers a number of advantages, including producing a sense of well-being, relaxing nerves, and even speeding up the healing of wounds.
- Acts of compassion have been demonstrated to reduce blood pressure; studies show. This is most likely related to oxytocin release.
- Seeing the delight brought about by the compassion you spread can inspire you to do the same.
- According to Emory University research, when you do something nice for someone else, your brain’s joy and reward centre light up, as if you were the one who received the good act rather than the one who did it. The “helper’s high” is the name given to this phenomena.
How you can celebrate:
There are numerous methods to commemorate and participate in the act of kindness. Whatever you choose to commemorate Kindness Day, remember that the best part is that it is free! Share a smile with someone you don’t know, send flowers to someone you don’t know, or simply give someone an extra-long hug.
- Find out if a neighbour needs any help with shopping.
- Help with household chores.
- Remember to say hi to colleagues and ask how they are.
- Give up your seat to an elderly, disabled or pregnant person.
- Pick up some rubbish lying around in the street.
- Let that bloke merge into traffic with a wave and a smile.
- Contact a family member you haven’t spoken to in a while.
Kindness is one of the most fundamental aspects of the human soul, capable of crossing the divides that separate us based on race, religion, gender, geography, or politics.
“Kindness is spreading sunshine into other people’s lives regardless of the weather”.