Saturday, November 12, 2022

Celebrate World Kindness Day early with National Day Calendar, Central Valley Today, and KHOU 11

An early Happy World Kindness Day to my readers!* I begin today's slightly premature celebration with National Day Calendar's World Kindness Day on November 13.

On November 13th, 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.

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 take her time. Anyone can have a bad day, but this prevents it from getting worse and may even make it better.
Today isn't the only day dedicated to being kind. A search of National Day Calendar's YouTube channel for "kindness" retrieved National Random Acts of Kindness Day on February 17, National Do Something Nice Day | October 5, and National Good Samaritan Day - March 13 as other days to do kind things for others. I might add one of them to my list of holidays I observe here.

World Kindness Day is a good day to teach kids kindness, as Fresno's KGPE CBS 47 and KSEE 24's shared morning program noted in Central Valley Today! World Kindness Day.

Of course, adults can do kind things, too, as KHOU 11 described in Ideas for observing World Kindness Day.

Nov. 13 is World Kindness Day! Here's how you can celebrate.
I appreciate the suggestion to be kind to the planet, which we should do every day. Finally, "there's always tomorrow" — especially since World Kindness Day is tomorrow!

*I'm observing the day early because Dave Chappelle is hosting Saturday Night Live tonight, so I'm posting a "Saturday Night Live" highlights post tomorrow instead. Stay tuned.

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