Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.
Kindness Day UK was launched by Louise Burfitt-Dons in 2010 to mark November 13th as an annual awareness of kind deeds in the UK. The first Kindness Day was introduced in 1998 by the World Kindness Movement and is now observed in many countries, including Canada, Japan, Australia, Nigeria and United Arab Emirates. In 2009, Singapore observed the day for the first time by distributing 45,000 flowers. Last year a kindness text wave swept the UK, awards ceremonies took place in Scotland and Italy and there was a party atmosphere on Bondi Beach in Australia. In the UK many charities flagged up the day with their own individual campaigns.
It's a day to celebrate and promote kindness in all its forms.No mater where you are on World kindness day, its the day to change the World with a simple act of kindness.
Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.
Kindness and Health
Kindness can bring a sense of richness and fulfilment to our lives. I can also result in
making us healthier. There have been a number of studies undertaken which
demonstrate the positive effects of kindness on health, both psychological and
Further studies are under way, and several books have been published on the
beneficial effects of kindness by top scientists. Experiments have shown that doing a
kind deed for another person can make you feel more optimistic and happier, more
energetic, more able to resist pain. It can make you calmer, feel more relaxed and help
you sleep better.
It can help you feel healthier and control your weight better. It can aid you to
empathise with others and make you more creative. It can make you heady with joy
and feel excited. It can help to decrease feeling lonely and depressed. It can increase
your sense of self control so that you don’t feel so lonely and helpless.
It can help reduce acid in the stomach leading to bloating and reduce high blood
pressure. It can increase your body warmth and help you live longer. It can bring
about relief from arthritis and asthma and speed up recovery from an operation. You
can even use acts of kindness to relieve back pain and banish headaches. It can actual
make your eyes shine and make you look more beautiful.
Why does helping others make you feel so good?
There are two reasons. One is because helping other people takes our mind off our own problems. Another reason is that when we carry out an act of kindness, our body rewards us by
triggering chemicals called endorphins within the body creating a ‘feel good’
sensation. These are naturally occurring morphine-like substances that create a feeling
of bliss within us and help to reduce the intensity of any pain messages being sent to
It is not necessary to carry out major acts of kindness to gain the health benefit. In fact
it has been found that brief, small, regular acts of kindness lead to the highest levels of
well being. That means if we happily punctuate our day with doing small kind acts we
can expect to feel good and make ourselves more popular as a result.
When you choose to become a kinder person, you are helping yourself as well as the
person you help. Your kindness has a ripple effect. It has the magical ability of
making others who look on and see you being kind to someone feel good too. In other
words, it triggers their endorphins. When you make the decision to be a kinder person,
you are effectively bringing about positive social change.
When you choose to do a kind deed you are actively helping to reduce world tension.
You are also helping to relieve the frustrations which lead people to bully and hurt
However, it is important that we know how to carry out kind acts. In order to gain
from a kind act, or help others gain from a kind act we have to do it in a certain 2
way. If we expect something good to come of it—for example, we do something kind
and we don’t get thanked—we can feel anger or disappointment. Then all the benefits
are lost. Therefore it is important we do kind acts without expect anything in return.
Kindness is not only something that has positive benefits just for ourselves, it is
something that has a positive effect on the community. Any act of kindness will help
to bring about peace in our schools, our offices, and our homes. Any act of kindness
will help to bring about world peace.
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has." -- Margaret Mead
13 Kindness Ideas for November 13th!
"When you are kind to others, it not only changes you, it changes the world." -- Harold Kushner
John Paul Flintoff gives us the happy news that you can, and you do, and you will, change the world. He won't tell us how to do it, but gives us examples of people who have changed the world through their actions, and some guidelines. First, ask yourself: "What would you do if you knew you couldn't fail"? Then, to break things into small steps, ask: "What can you do in the next 24 hours"? And, find some allies - ask people to help you. Finally, emphasize the positive. "To be truly radical is to make hope possible rather than despair convincing." ~ Raymond Williams.
So I urge you , mark it in your diary, make this World kindness day the kindest ever.... in fact why stop there?
Lets make every day the kindest day ever !
Until next time, Make every moment count,
Well what a wonderful day today has been!
Not only is the sun shinning her light high up in the sky once more, allowing us all to soak up some much needed vitamin D. But I have manifested magical abundance into my life today, and hopeful by the end of this blog, may have shared opportunity for you too to manifest magical abundance in your life and for all!
A couple of weeks or more ago, I came across an interesting thread in the womenbizchat group on facebook.A wonderful lady Heather Waring had posted a link to her blog, the specific post was entitled "Experiment with your abundance bowl"
Having read both the thread and the blog, it was something that really appealed to me and many others in the group. Very soon the thread was overflowing with commments and updates on peoples magical manifestations! A suggestion was made that perhaps we needed a group just for this type of topic.... so quite by accident ( or by total synchronicity) It was suggested I should start one. "Manifesting magical abundance for all" was born.
At first it was myself and two other lovely ladies from the womebizchat group. I purposely didn't just add people, I wanted to allow the group to just attract and grow, and it has...
Other than the amazing abundance bowl photos starting to fill the page, daily gratitude messages began to appear.
Every day people are sharing the abundance they have received or witnessed, where the abundance has been "Paid forward" , what they have focussed their intent on manifesting, along with posts at the end of each day from members sharing their gratitude.
The group has a life of its own, a growing energy, abundant with possibilties.
I recently posted a picture of my Vision board, I did it quite some time ago now,and much has already manifest, I shared it along with some ideas and suggestions for others, should they wish to create a vision board too. I use a feng Shui bagua method when vision boarding, as I find it gives balance to all areas of life.
Isn't it funny how things turn out?
Some time ago you may recall I wrote about "Starting a ripple" I had a dream that it would start a ripple around the World,connecting people from all backgrounds, beliefs, faiths, and maybe even continents....
but we can never know how or when our intentions and dreams may manifest....
As is the case with "manifesting magical abundance for all!", when I had surrendered, let go of any attachement to the outcome of my intent and dream.... it happened, it manifested, the ripple has begun,maybe not how I had anticipated, maybe not in the way I had felt it might, but the univerese has found exactly the right time, with exactly the right people, with exactly the right stimulus ( thank you Heather) and so the ripple has begun and travels on!
mmmm, Isn't it funny how things turn out?
I found out today that I had been shortlisted for an award, exciting and wonderful in itself. I knew that I had been nominated for several catergories in the "Women inspiring women national awards" I didn't know who had nominated me in most cases and I was so humbled that so many peoaple had taken the time to make their nomination.
I was very excited, I wondered if I might make the shortlist.
To my absolute delight I have, but to my surprise it was for the Author/ Blogger catergory. Now I enjoy sharing my musings of life here on my blog,but you may have noticed I haven't blogged so much recently, my writing energy has gone into " Get a Life! -The guide book" ( out this year with O Books) but still I wasn't expecting to be shortlisted and recognised for my writing. As wonderful and amazing as it is, I was truly shocked and a little puzzeled, mmm I wondered what had helped manifest that particular catergory????
It was then I went to post in the Manifesting magical abundance group, to share my graitutde and feeling of abundance with my friends there, to ask if they felt they'd like to vote too :) .... I happened to look again at the post of my vision board... and then it struck me the words "Inspire" and "Writer" in the fame and recognition area of my board!!!!
"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you".
Where focus goes, energy flows......
and it has flowed!
If ever I needed any reminder, here it is!
So I thought I'd share with you this little tale, things don't always manifest in the way we expect them, but our thoughts do become things.....
All we have to do is believe, form the thought, attach the energy in motion ( emotion) of a positive vibrational rate and then just get out of the way and let the universe do the rest!
If you'd like to cast a vote for me, then I'd be truly grateful :) Do take a moment to take a look at all the other women who have been nominated for awards, there's some fantastic, inspiring women, doing amazing work.
If you'd like to join in you can find the Manifesting magical abundance for all group HERE
Until next time make every moment count,