There’s never a bad day for kindness. Sometimes, the smallest gesture can change someone’s entire day.
In fact, there’s a whole holiday to raise awareness of the importance of being your nicest self. World Kindness Day is celebrated every year on November 13. It was introduced in 1998 by the World Kindness Movement. The day of observance was the product of a coalition of several nations’ kindness nonprofits, working together to create a better world for all.
World Kindness Day is the perfect time to teach little ones about being kind. Children are often taught how to deal with bullying and other undesirable situations.
We aren’t so direct with telling and showing them how to do the right thing, however. This very special day is an answer to that. You can take the opportunity to both teach your children about ways they can be kind. You can also work hard to lead by example. Being your kindest self isn’t always easy. But it is worthwhile, as every little gesture is a step toward a kinder world for all those who follow us.
1. Start a Piggy Bank
2. Visit a Local Animal Shelter
3. Visit an Elderly Neighbor
4. Leave a Surprise for Your Mail Carrier
5. Go Through Old Toys and Clothes
6. Give Someone an Unexpected Phone Call
7. Spare Some Change
8. Write an Inspiring Message
9. Make Someone a Meal
10. Put Together a Care Package for a Service Member