First launched in 1998, World Kindness Day is honored in 28 nations worldwide. The mission of the day is to create a kinder world by celebrating and promoting good deeds. Individuals, schools, businesses, and non-profit organizations are encouraged to pledge acts of kindness.
Here are ten quotes to inspire you…
“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” Aesop
“When words are both true and kind, they can change the world.” Buddha
“Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses.” Confucius
“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” Dalai Lama
“Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.” Lao Tzu
“Kind words can be short and easy to speak but their echoes are truly endless.” Mother Teresa
Let us learn to live with kindness, to love everyone, even when they do not love us.” Pope Francis
“Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.” Princess Diana
“How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.” William Shakespeare
“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”
If you need a few practical suggestions, watch the following short film produced by Orly Wahba and her organization: Life Vest Inside.