Did you know that World Kindness Day is November 13? That’s today and I’m wondering how to celebrate. Perhaps I could be kinder to all living things. You think? Would that be so hard?
The purpose of World Kindness Day is to look beyond ourselves, beyond the boundaries of our country, beyond our culture, our race, our religion; and realize that we are all in this together. We stumble around most of the time, focused on ourselves. Today, maybe we can focus on others and try to walk in their shoes.
Maybe today, we can look beyond our own turf and extend a hand.
While we may think of people from other cultures as being ‘different,’ when we compare them with our own customs and beliefs, it doesn’t mean that we are any better or worse than they are. When we become friends with someone from a different culture we discover that despite some obvious differences, there are many similarities.
Today, we could extend an act of kindness and see what comes back to us.