World Kindness Day – 11/13/13

This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness. – Dalai Lama

World Kindness Day is 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 England, CanadaJapan,Australia, Singapore, Nigeria and United Arab Emirates. World Kindness Day is to highlight the Good in the community focussing 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 recognise 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 recognised and its members unanimously sign a Declaration of Support for World Kindness.

DO ONE THING for a Better World

1. Find out more about the power of kindness

2. Make an effort to use kind words

3. Try to perform an act of kindness each day

4. Organize or participate in a community service or awareness-building event or activity on World Kindness Day

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