WORLD KINDNESS DAY
Kindness is so rare these days. It doesn't have to be this way, we all have the power to change our world and its done with small acts of kindness. Nobody knows the journey of another human, we have no idea what their lives are like, we see what they present to the world only. The scars are mostly hidden from view so we assume what we think we know and act on it. I suggest we spend today not making assumptions and instead offer a kindness and see how that action changes your day and then keep it going!
Take Care Of Yourself - When your needs are met you're able to give of yourself freely so take of you first
Be kind to your co-workers - Your work life is your second family, some of you spend more time in their company than our actual families. Support your colleagues, their journey through life might not be so apparent in the workplace.
Send a Positive Text Pick a few people from your contact list and send off a text praising or thanking someone you know. Research actually states that doing this for 21 days will lead to long-term happiness.
Pay It Forward - Head down to your local fast food or coffee shop and randomly pay for your own order AND the order of the person in line behind you. Or pay the parking fee for the driver in line behind you. This will make someone's day. It could also start a chain reaction of paying kindness forward.
Thank a Veteran - You could write a gratitude note and put it on the windshield of the car owned by a veteran. But the best way to show kindness is simply to walk up to one, shake his hand with a warm smile, and say "Thank you for your service."
Tip Big - So many restaurant servers or pizza delivery drivers live entirely off their tips. This act of kindness works wonders for someone struggling to make ends meet. On this day, give your server a tip that will literally make her/him do a double take.
Put Change in a Parking Meter - Head into town and purposefully walk up and down the sidewalk looking for cars with meters about to expire. Then, drop some kindness coinage in there.
This list is only a small starter's kit for World Kindness Day. It doesn't do kindness justice. To truly make an impact in the world, kindness is something we must demonstrate to each other every day. Kindness begets kindness. Pass it on and start a movement.