World Kindness Day is celebrated every year on 13th of November. It was introduced as an annual event in 1998, when the World Kindness Movement held their first conference in Tokyo. Some of the key themes of World Kindness Day are respect, inclusion, hospitality and gratitude.

To be kind can mean being considerate, friendly, helpful or humane. An act of kindness is a gesture of goodwill, from which someone doesn’t expect to receive anything in return. World Kindness Day is about being kind to the world and making a difference, whether that’s in your local community, your school, your home, your city or the environment.

Ways to Celebrate World Kindness Day:

  1. Show kindness to your environment by cleaning up your school playground or a local park. Pick up litter, prune weeds and recycle any bottles or cans.
  2. Brighten someone’s day with a smile. This could be family members, classmates, teachers or just someone you pass in the street.
  3. Show kindness by providing a meal for someone. Surprise a parent with breakfast in bed, cook dinner for your family, or buy a meal for someone in need.

“Always try to be a little kinder than is necessary.”

 – J.M. Barrie

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