Celebrating World Kindness Day

World Kindness Day - Mixed Bag DesignsWorld Kindness Day (celebrated on November 13) highlights good deeds in the community by focusing 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 modern divides found in society today.

This year, World Kindness Day is less than a week after Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines, leaving thousands dead and even more displaced or injured. If you’re looking for a simple way to help the Philippines, you can check Google’s list of verified donations and updated information: http://www.google.org/crisisresponse/2013-yolanda.html

World Kindness Day also falls in the month of November, just in time for families giving thanks across the United States. A great way to give thanks and show kindness is by giving back to your own community. Try a small deed like doing a job for free, or lend a helping hand by raking leaves or shoveling driveways after a fresh snowfall. Even smaller gestures like holding a door open for someone, letting someone go in front of you in the supermarket line or even letting cars merge ahead of you will not go unnoticed.

For even more inspiration, look no further than the Olivet Middle School football team. Check out this video on how these middle school kids inspire us to do better not only today, but everyday.

Video from KarmaTube

How will you celebrate World Kindness Day?

Sources: Wikipedia, http://www.randomactsofkindness.org

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