It's World Kindness Day!



Today is World Kindness Day, so reach out and commit a random act of kindness or two.  Pick up your neighbor's newspaper for them, bring your neighbor's mail to her door, buy coffee for a friend.  Enjoy!

The World Kindness Movement grew out of a series of Kindness Conferences convened by the Japanese Small Kindness Movement in 1996.  The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation, USA has been a part of these conferences along with representatives from Japan, Singapore, Australia, Canada, Thailand, and England.  This day represents the pledge of each of these countries to join together to build a kinder and more compassionate world.  For information:  Random Acts of Kindness Foundation.  Phone:  (800) 660-2811.

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