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10 ways to celebrate World Kindness Day

Posted by Patience on November 10, 2008 at 4:22 PM in PBS ValuesPatience
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The lovely Lauren

World Kindness day is coming! Did you know it's on Thursday, November 13th? You can read more about it here. Practicing kindness is a great way to bring families together. Here are some ideas for your celebration.

1. Leave something special on the neighbor's doorstep. Flowers, a baked good, an invitation to share a meal.
2. Make your kid's bed. Do the one chore your kid hates the most for him/her.
3. Make a contribution toward this very important fund. Change and one dollar bills from piggy banks count too.
4. Write a thank you or draw a picture for someone you love. Tell them what you love about them and thank them for being themselves.
5. Pay the toll for the car behind you, let your child give the money from the back window.
6. Pick up some trash. Spend an hour cleaning up a park, school, or even your neighborhood.
7. Make Hope Notes together as a family and spread them all over your city or town.
8. Try to smile at 10 people today.
9. Visit a grandparent or elderly friend.
10. Start an Acts of Kindness list.

Add to our list Supersisters or tell us how your World Kindness Day celebration went in the comments.


Jean writes...

I love the idea of creating an Acts of Kindess List. It sets such a good example for kids. At this time of year, I'd add something to do with leaves to the list...such as offering to rake leaves for an elderly neighbor. This is a perfect family activity as well!

Tina writes...

I love this so much. I'll be finding a way to celebrate this fabulous day with my son.
Thanks a bunch!

Jess writes...

Oh no! It's evening on the 13th and I'm just catching up on this. Time for a little kindness...hmmm...and a good reminder that I need to make a list of awesome days to celebrate next year, like this day and Darwin Day and so many others that I never remember until they've passed!

Taty writes...

Love the picture of lovely Lauren. Thanks for posting it... and thanks for the wonderful memories we made together!

Lisa P writes...

This is cool! World Kindness Day is one of the most precious days for me. People everywhere celebrate World Kindness Day. Each year on November 13, people take the time to highlight kindness in many different ways. It is a time to focus on something or someone else other than ourselves, beyond the boundaries we place between our comfort zones and the district shared by many. It is a chance to give quick loans without the thought of return, straight from the heart. We, as imperfect humans, tend to find anything to justify why we fail to help one another. Common excuses are supported by petty reasoning such as culture, sex, gender, race, religion, political affiliation, social class and much more. Most of the time, convenience is the main concern. Nonetheless, once you choose to take the time to help others, especially in ways they are otherwise unable to do for themselves, you’ll discover how easy it is. Something so easy can really result to self-fulfillment. For instance, perhaps you don’t have the money to donate to a charity of your preference, but remember your time is a lot more rewarding. For great ideas in that case, you can visit websites like However, if you want to make a donation but do not have the money on hand, quick cash loans can help pay forward to someone in need. Let’s make World Kindness Day a landmark moment for many of us, extending ourselves in the service of others like never before. Let us all show a little compassion, like how quick loans have become a portrayal of acts of kindness. If you like, click to read more on Quick Loans.

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