Today is World Kindness Day

"It's World Kindness Day" Sign

We can’t think of a day that sends a better message. Kindness is defined as “the quality of being friendly, generous and courteous. Wow, what a great concept, kindness!

Some people say that being kind can be seen as a sign of weakness, letting others take advantage of acts of generosity or friendliness. Actually, being kind often requires a great deal of strength in times of adversity or with others who challenge you or your beliefs.

Setting aside a day to acknowledge kindness is a great way to encourage a wave of goodwill across the globe. Maybe today is the day to embrace the saying “Try Random Acts of Kindness.”

A “Random Act of Kindness”, according to Wikipedia, is a “non-premeditated, inconsistent action designed for kindness toward the outside world.” Translated it means – surprise someone by doing something kind. Easy enough. It can be a family member, a friend or even a stranger to whom you direct your kindness. You may find that your random act of kindness will multiply many times over.

Give it a try and see how you feel. Most likely you’ll end up having quite a time celebrating 2022’s World Kindness Day.

Here are a few collected words of wisdom on kindness that we’d like to share.

“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” —The 14th Dalai Lama.

“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.

“Remember, there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.” —Scott Adams

“To err on the side of kindness is seldom an error.” —Liz Armbruster