World Kindness Day
World Kindness Day is an international holiday that was formed in 1998, to promote kindness throughout the world and is observed annually on November 13 as part of the World Kindness Movement.
Why is World Kindness Day important
The purpose of World Kindness Day as outlined by the World Kindness Movement is “to highlight good deeds in the community focusing on the positive power and the common thread of kindness which binds us.”
How to observe World Kindness Day
- Raise public awareness of blindness & vision impairment as major international public health issues.
- Influence Governments/Ministers of Health to participate in and designate funds for national blindness prevention programmes.
- Educate target audiences about blindness prevention.
- Compliment the people on their good qualities that you talk to throughout the day.
- Write a handwritten note to your teacher or mentor to tell them how grateful you are.
- Say good morning to the person standing with you in an elevator.
- Spend 10 minutes cleaning the litter in the neighborhood park
- Place motivating and uplifting notes in the library books, restroom mirrors, or on your co-worker’s computer screen.
- Dedicate the day to spread positivity through content that you share on your social media.
- Leave a generous tip for the waiters if you visit any restaurant.
- Send flowers to a close friend.
- Set up an alarm three times during different times of the day. Every time when the alarm goes off, text or call someone from your circle and tell them how great they are and how you are lucky to have them in your life.
- Ideas for your Random Acts of Kindness Calendar
- Here are some special hashtags for the day: #WorldKindnessDay #actsofkindness #positivevibes
- UN and other international NGO
- Non-Profits website for the observance