It takes so little to be kind to someone, some animal. Most of us could use someone being kind to us and the only way we can achieve that is to pay it forward by being kind to others.
There are many ways to be kind to someone. A hug, a warm handshake or sometimes just listen to them when they need to get something off their chest. It costs us so little. Even a sincere smile can warm someone’s day.
World Kindness Day came out of conferences in Japan in 1996-97. It was called the World Kindness Movement. The day was a “Declaration of Kindness” on November 13th, 1997 by the World Kindness Movement.
Acts of kindness can be small or large but generally have the same effect in either case. In a world where so many expect things, it’s nice to actually give to someone who doesn’t expect anything. Those who generally feel entitled never appreciate what they receive. Those that do not expect what they receive are generally effected in a more positive way.
So be a little kinder to those around you and I will bet they will be kinder to you as well. After all, what goes around, comes around.
How to celebrate – Go out of your way to be kind to someone today. Don’t always look at people trying to take something from you, beat them to it and give them something. Remember, animals need kindness too.