Celebrate World Kindness Day

ASYVC encourages you to help spread kindness and positivity around your college and community on November 13th. Together we can help make the world a better place!

World Kindness Day was first established in 1998 and is celebrated in many countries around the world. This day was created to promote kindness and love throughout the world and encourage people to take an initiative and show acts of kindness to friends, family, and strangers.

Do you remember the last time you experienced a random act of kindness? Think about how it made you feel and the way it positively affected you. Even the smallest gesture or compliment can make an impact on someone’s day, and it doesn’t take a lot of effort to do. Presently, people are battling difficult times while Covid-19 continues to impact the lives of everyone across the world. Being isolated and keeping distance from others can take a toll on our mental health and impact those around us. Being kind to others in this challenging time in our history is not only important but needed every day of the year.  The purpose of this day is to promote how kindness can bring people closer together and overcome the things that tend to divide us.

So, what are some ways we can celebrate World Kindness Day? One way to do this is to let the people around you know that you appreciate them. Whether it is your family, friends, classmates, or even strangers, letting them know that you appreciate them and see their hard work will make a huge difference in how their day will go. Not only will it make their day so much better, but it will also change yours as well. Being kind to others and promoting good deeds around your community tends to have a domino effect and usually spreads quickly like when someone ahead of you pays for your coffee in the morning, we all love it when that happens, and it tends to have a positive effect on how the rest of our day goes.

Here are 10 ways to pay it forward on World Kindness Day

  1. Say hello to the people around you
  2. Let the person in line behind you go-ahead
  3. Hold the door open for someone
  4. Give someone a compliment
  5. Praise your spouse/friend/family member on something they did
  6. Offer your help to your co-worker or classmates
  7. Donate to a charity
  8. Volunteer
  9. Pay for someone’s meal in the drive-through
  10. Smile! It’s contagious!

“The world is full of kind people, if you can’t find one, be one” – Unknown

Brittney Scherer
Grandview Vice President