World Kindness Day: Cool Ways People Across The U.S. Are Celebrating
From meditation to rock painting, going on a virtual run or wearing a Mr. Rogers sweater, here's what some people will be doing.
Wednesday, November 13 is World Kindness Day, an event launched in 1998 by The World Kindness Movement tohighlight good deeds in the community, focusing on the positive power and the common thread of kindness that binds us.
Translation? Do something kind for someone tomorrow! ( click here for some easy ideas ) While we at Sparkt would encourage everyone to do their own acts of kindness as you go about your day, there's something fun about joining together with others to celebrate kindness. Here are some events we found:
If you're in NEW YORK CITY on World Kindness Day, celebrate with Kindness.org which is taking to the streets with interactive art installations that are free and open to the public (8am-10pm). You can leave kind words on a mural set up on the Broadway Plaza between 43rd & 44th Streets, and take selfies to share the kindness with friends (click here for info ).
In MIAMI you can participate in a free practice kindness workshop ( click here ). Organizers say they hope by pausing together on World Kindness Day to connect and practice kindness, the world will become a more connected and compassionate place. If you're in LAKELAND , stop by the IST Building on the campus of Florida Polytechnic University and leave behind an act of kindness "token" or a note to make someone else's day ( click here for info ).
Folks in CALHOUN, GA , are inviting everyone to come by the Calhoun-Gordon County Public library all day. You can paint rocks with kind and encouraging messages, then take them with you to place at spots around town where someone will find them ( click here for info ).
WQED-TV PITTSBURGH , the home of Mister Rogers Neighborhood says it would be a beautiful day in the neighborhood if you wore a cardigan sweater to model Fred Rogers' kindness. If you take a picture and post it to social media, you're encouraged to use the #CardiganDay hashtag. And if you're in Pittsburgh you can stop by WQED's studios in Pittsburgh's Oakland neighborhood from 8am to 2pm for warm drinks, kindness activities, and to see Mister Rogers: Just The Way You Are, an interactive mix-media portrait ( click here for info ).
Celebrate ANYWHERE by running a World Kindness Virtual Race. A virtual race is one you can run or walk at your own pace and at the location you choose: on a road, at the gym, even on your treadmill at home. The group that's organizing this one lets you choose from a 1 Mile, 5K, 10K, half-or-full marathon. Your $20 registration fee gets you a bib, and a medal with the quote "If you have a choice between being right and being kind, choose kind." 15% of the fee goes to Stomp Out Bullying , a national nonprofit dedicated to changing student culture to redyce bullying ( click here for info ).
No matter where you are tomorrow we hope you'll look for ways to be kind to others, and #StartSomethingGood!