Happy World Kindness Day! I begin by being a good environmentalist and recycle what I quoted last year from National Day Calendar.
On November 13 as part of World Kindness Day, we are encouraged to spread kindness like an infectious cold. We want to share it more than usual because studies show when others observe kindness in action they are more likely to carry out an act of kindness, too.Last year, I documented the World Dance for Kindness. Today, I follow WKYC reporter Jasmine Monroe as she picks up and delivers donuts to public workers who make the world a better, safer place. First, Monroe picks up the donuts in World Kindness Day 2018: How to make the world a better place.
So, imagine if you head out for the day and your neighbor’s garbage can has tipped over. Instead of ignoring it and letting the wind make a mess, you pick it up and return it to the corner. Three other neighbors notice and give you a smile and a nod on their way to work.
One of those neighbors notices a stranded driver on the side of the road on his commute to work. He remembers your thoughtfulness and offers assistance to the stranded driver. Several passersby take notice.
At a business office, a woman struggles with a paper jam. She’s had a horrible day. The customer has been waiting, but she remembers the stranded driver she passed earlier in the day. The customer lets the office worker know to take her time. Everyone has a bad day.
We each have the potential to improve each others lives through understanding and kindness. Whether it’s a friend, family member, coworker or stranger, our ability to show our humanity should have no limit.
HOW TO OBSERVE
On World Kindness Day, let your compassion shine brightly. Get caught showing as much kindness as possible.
Nov. 13, 2018: We take part in World Kindness Day throughout Cleveland.Next, Monroe is Spreading the smiles on World Kindness Day: Cleveland Fire Department.
Nov. 13, 2018: We dropped by the Cleveland Fire Department with a special delivery for World Kindness Day.Monroe makes her final stop in World Kindness Day in Rocky River: Thanking school bus drivers.
Nov. 13, 2018: In honor of World Kindness Day, we sent Jasmine Monroe out to thank some school bus drivers in Rocky River.These videos made being kind look fun. I hope my readers follow Monroe's example. Just don't give any donuts to me. I can't have any because of my diabetes. Speaking of which, World Diabetes Day is tomorrow. Stay tuned!