In honor of World Kindness Day 2017 today (November 13th), I thought it would be fun to share my favorite kindness quotes with you. I hope you enjoy!
A few days ago I was informed that today is “World Kindness Day”– a global 24-hour celebration dedicated to paying-it-forward and focusing on the good. I must’ve missed the memo last year so I’m not holding back this year. Time to celebrate kindness.
1. Take Care Of Yourself
2. Write Someone A Letter of Gratitude
3. Donate to a Charity
4. Send Flowers to Someone You Love
5. Send a Positive Text
6. Record a Birthday Greeting Video
7. Pay It Forward
1. “Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.” – Henry James
2. “Wherever there is a human in need, there is an opportunity for kindness and to make a difference.” – Kevin Heath
3. “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.” – Plato
4. “What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?” – Jean Jacques Rousseau
5. “Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” – Mark Twain
6. “We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery, we need humanity. More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness.” – Charlie Chaplin
7. “A kind and compassionate act is often its own reward.” – William John Bennett
8. “Forget injuries; never forget kindness.” – Confucius
9. “You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
10. “How beautiful a day can be, when kindness touches it!” – George Elliston
11. “My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.” – Dalai Lama
12. “Goodness is about character – integrity, honesty, kindness, generosity, moral courage, and the like. More than anything else, it is about how we treat other people.” – Dennis Prager
13. “When words are both true and kind, they can change the world.” – Buddha
14. “I want to be the kind of person that kind people like and want to be like.” – Jarod Kintz
15. “Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness.” – Seneca
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.
How are you lending a hand today for World Kindness Day? Let me know in the comments!
World Kindness Day 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. In 2009, Singapore observed the day for the first time. Italy and India also observed the day. In the UK it is fronted by David Jamilly co-founded Kindness Day UK. In 2010 at the request of Michael Lloyd—White the NSW Federation Parents and Citizens Association wrote to the Minister of The NSW Department of Education to place World Kindness Day on the NSW School Calendar. In 2012 At the request of the Chairman of World Kindness Australia, World Kindness Day was placed on the Federal School Calendar and the then Minister of School Education, Early Childhood, and Youth The Hon Peter Garrett, provided a Declaration of Support for World Kindness Australia and placed World Kindness Day on the National School Calendar for over 9000 schools. Schools across the globe are now celebrating World Kindness Day and work with local NGOs such as the Be Kind People Project and Life Vest Inside In the USA. In 2012 Australia Her Excellency Prof Marie Bashir Governor of NSW hosted an event for the first time at Government House to celebrate World kindness Day and accepted a Cool To Be Kind Award from year 3&4 students. Australian Councils representing over 1.3 million residents have also signed Declarations of Support for World Kindness Australia placing World Kindness Day on the Council Calendar of Events. Events include THE BIG HUG, handing out Kindness Cards, Global Flashmob, which was coordinated by Orly Wahba from USA which was held in 15 countries and 33 cities with its images of the event making the big screens in New York City. Canada celebrates with The Kindness Concert and in Singapore in 2009, 45,000 yellow flowers were given away. World Kindness Day is to highlight good deeds in the community focusing on the positive power and the common thread of kindness which binds us. Kindness is a fundamental part of the human condition which bridges the divides of race religion, politics, gender and zip codes. Kindness Cards are also an ongoing activity which can either be passed on to recognize an act of kindness and or ask that an act of kindness be done. Approaches are being made to the United Nations by the peak global body, The World Kindness Movement to have World Kindness Day officially recognized and its members unanimously sign a Declaration of Support for World Kindness. World Kindness Day is celebrated by Waves of Kindness Global Initiative at www.wavesofkindness.org – promoting Synchronized Global Waves of Unified Thoughts and Acts of Kindness for All Life
According to Gulf News, “it is a day that encourages individuals to overlook boundaries, race and religion”