WHAT IS KINDNESS AND WHY IS IT SO IMPORTANT?
The definition of kindness is the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate.
Kindness improves our quality of life in the workplace as well as in the community. It brings people together. Showing kindness to others can be just as rewarding as receiving it from someone else. Doing good for others feels good. Have you noticed that warm tingly feeling you get from being kind? This is known as a “helper’s high”. It has been scientifically proven that kindness boosts your mood by releasing your body’s feel-good hormone, serotonin, giving you a natural high. Kindness should be something we do without thinking about; it should be incorporated into our daily routines just like exercise and brushing our teeth. Doing something kind does not only benefit others, it nourishes our own body, mind and soul. Acts of kindness can lead to an improved self-esteem, better relationships, boosted mental health and general wellbeing, and can even contribute to creating a more successful future for ourselves. Who wouldn’t want to infuse a little kindness in their lives and in the world?
SAVE THE DAY – 13th NOVEMBER – WORLD KINDNESS DAY
Why is the 13th November such an important day for the books? On this day, every year, World Kindness Day is celebrated by people all around the world. The global event was born when a collection of humanitarian groups came together on November 13th 1997 and made a “Declaration of Kindness”. This day symbolises the importance of kindness and reminds us that this is what holds communities together.