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TCC's Kindness Project: Acts of Kindness

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World Kindness Day

What is World Kindness Day? 

World Kindness Day is a global day that promotes the importance of being kind to each other, to yourself, and to the world. It is celebrated on November 13 of each year and has the purpose is to help everyone understand that compassion for others is what binds us all together. This understanding has the power to bridge the gap between nations.

It's a movement where people attempt to make the world a better place by promoting good deeds and pledging acts of kindness. Currently, this day is celebrated in over 28 countries all over the world by individuals and organizations who want to support this cause. 

Background

World Kindness Day is an international movement, introduced in 1998 by a coalition of nations’ kindness NGO’s (Non-Government Organizations). It was first formed in 1997 by Tokyo Conference of like-minded kindness organizations. Many other countries and organizations started to follow close behind this movement, incorporating other NGOs that supported the same message. 

What YOU can do! 

  • Make it known: Spread kindness, where ever you go, to whoever you meet

  • Execute a random act of kindness: You can do something as little as opening a door for somebody, or something as big as paying for somebody's coffee

  • Keep being Kind: Be kind in your everyday life 

  • Be genuine: Make sure your act of kindness comes from an honest place 

Retrieved from: https://inspirekindness.com/world-kindness-day 

Kindness

Acts of Kindness Suggestions

  1. Give sincere compliments
  2. Say "thank you" in person, email, on zoom...
  3. Commend a coworker to his or her manager
  4. Connect a student to a person who can help
  5. Share positive news
  6. Remember other's birthdays
  7. Be positive, smile, and greet everyone
  8. Don't check your phone when you're with others
  9. Be kind to your server and cashiers
  10. Plant a tree
  11. Set goals for yourself
  12. Go to your favorite spot
  13. Ask a senior about their past
  14. Praise a local business online
  15. Have a judgement-free day
  16. Ship a care package