Every day should be a “kindness day,” but sometimes we get so busy that we forget how important it is to be kind to others. It doesn’t take much. A smile, a nod, an expression of appreciation or congratulations—these things matter.
World Kindness Day was introduced in 1998 by the “World Kindness Movement,” a coalition of non-governmental organizations that believe that kindness bridges the gaps between all people, regardless of race, religion, politics, gender, or ethnicity. This global organization (which includes Canada) is seeking to approach the United Nations to have World Kindness Day officially recognized and its members unanimously sign a Declaration of Support for World Kindness.