On November 13th the World celebrates Kindness.
It is an annual event which was first introduced in 1998, by the World Kindness Movement.
It all started September 1997, in Tokyo when Japan brought together like-minded kindness organizations from around the world for the first time to establish the World Kindness Movement. Its mission is to encourage individuals toward greater kindness.
Kindness is a simple concept yet has the power to increase our personal wellbeing, the wellbeing of our family and friends, and those who cross our pathways.
Kindness is essential in everyday life.
Kindness boosts our serotonin and increases our feelings of satisfaction. Kindness eases anxiety, reduces stress and, according to scientific studies, prevents illness and leads to a happier life.
When we invite kindness into our daily thoughts and actions, we widen our awareness of the human experience. We foster a deep desire within ourselves to engage with others in creating compassionate communities
Dear friends, thank you for choosing kindness, for reaching out with thoughtfulness and empathy. May the kindness you share fill you with warmth and happiness.
Until next time we meet, I leave you with this thought by Henry James: