World Kindness Day is celebrated annually on 13th November with the attempt to make the world a better place by celebrating and promoting good deeds and pledging acts of kindness, either as individuals or as organisations.
What does kindness really mean?
Kindness is defined as the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate. Affection, gentleness, warmth, concern, and care are words that are associated with kindness. While kindness has a connotation of meaning someone is naive or weak, that is not the case. Being kind often requires courage and strength.
The origin of the word kindness came from the old English word “Kyndnes” meaning “nation” or “produce, increase”. It derived from the Middle English word “Kindenes” meaning “noble deeds” or “courtesy” and the first recorded use of the word kindness was in the 14th century.
World Kindness Day was launched in 1998 by the World Kindness Movement, an organisation formed at a Tokyo conference in 1997 made up of like-minded kindness organisations from all around the world.
To date there are over 28 nations involved in this amazing day where the mission is to create a kinder world by inspiring individuals and organisations towards better kindness.
Kindness Day UK is organised by Kindness UK, a non profit organisation launched on the 13th November 2010. Since its establishment this day has grown from strength to strength s and now individuals, schools, charities, institutions and businesses all take part.
How can you join in the fun?
If you would like to take part all you need to do is pledge a good deed, for example you can:
Most of us take for granted what we have and are so focused on our own day to day lives that we forget what is happening around us, this day brings it home and shows you that by simply doing something nice for others really does feels good!
Planet Mermaid challenges you to do five acts of kindness for other people. We would love to hear what you have done and how it has made you feel. Please share your acts of kindness with us on our social media platforms using #WKD, we would love to see them and share with fellow mermaid lovers!
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Happy World Kindness Day Mermaid lovers!
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