[Community-Service] World Kindness Day

Daria Bannerman daria.bannerman at gmail.com
Sat Nov 13 17:00:37 UTC 2021

A few years ago on One cold, sunny Wednesday in Washington, D. C., my
friends and I were walking to a museum we wanted to visit. (We were
enjoying our Spring break vacation). As we were walking down various
sidewalks and crossing a few streets, we spotted two people—a mother
and her child—sleeping on the cold, possibly damp, sidewalk. My
friends and I were exchanging ideas of what we could do to help the
mother and son. The night before, we had decided to pack lunches for
the museum visit as a way of saving money. To make the long story
short, we decided to give our food and drinks to them.
You may be thinking, “This is a nice gesture you’ve done for those
people, but where are you going with this? What am I supposed to learn
from your story?”
I admire your curiosity and willingness to learn. November 13th is
World Kindness Day. Formed in 1998, World Kindness Day is an
international holiday annually celebrated by many countries, including
the U. S. This international holiday gives people all over the world a
chance to show kindness to one another and reflect on ways to
demonstrate kindness. You can show kindness to friends, family, and
even strangers. Being kind to others is something that costs nothing
to do and is something everyone can participate in, no matter one’s
age, race, economic status, or ability level. Whether you buy someone
a cup of coffee, share a meal with someone you don’t know, make
someone laugh, or be a listening ear to someone going through a tough
time, you are showing kindness. So, I challenge you to honor this
international holiday by being kind. Let’s make this world a better
place, one act of kindness at a time.

In Service,


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