I bet you didn’t know that today is World Kindness Day. I didn’t know it either until a few days ago, but I think it’s a great idea. The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation has a great website with ideas about how you can help and get involved in your community, cards and bookmarks, and resources about how kindness can make you a happier and healthier person. And the best part is that it is FREE and EASY to practice kindness. It can be as simple as smiling or saying hello to someone.
The Library is also a great place to turn for ideas about kindness. You can volunteer at one of your local branches, find a great book about kindness, or even go shopping to help the Library and the community! Here are some great examples of items we have that can help you on your journey to be a kinder person:
Do One Nice Thing:Little Things You Can Do To Make the World a Lot Nicer by Debbie Tenzer. Debbie Tenzer is the founder of a website (DoOneNiceThing.com) that focuses on how making small improvements can make a big difference to the world around you. Her website has a bunch of great ideas and stories, including ways to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy. In her book, she offers a bunch of easy ideas that people can do to help that won’t take much time or money. This is a great resource for anyone who is looking for simple ways to practice kindness.
The Power of Small: Why Little Things Make All the Difference by Linda Kaplan Thayer and Robin Koval. The authors are advertising executives who offer a number of stories how the smallest acts can influence the biggest decisions.