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Be Kind to Humankind Week

"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone." Audrey Hepburn

"Be Kind to Humankind Week" is a worldwide celebration. It's a time to do what we can do to make the world a better place.

History of "Be Kind to Humankind Week" was created by Lorraine Jara, from Toms River NJ. She was inspired to be kind to Humankind by a tragic boating accident that happened to two men from her hometown. No one stopped to help them; everyone just passed them by. One of the men died and so Jane decided to honor the memory of the deceased young man by creating "Be Kind to Humankind Week."

How to Observe Be Kind to Humankind Week

  1. Lend a Hand- Lend a hand to anyone who might be struggling and needs help.

  2. Forgive an Enemy- Try and forgive someone who wronged you.

  3. Be Considerate when Driving- Practice patience with those on the road with you.

  4. Open the Door for Someone- Open a door for someone entering a grocery store, etc.

Facts about Kindness

Kindness is contagious- Researchers say that kindness might in fact be “contagious.” We are more likely to perform kind acts when we see others being kind.

Kindness makes you healthier- Being kind can increase your lifespan.

Being kind makes you happy-Research shows that being kind gives you an optimistic outlook on life.

Kindness fights loneliness-Being kind can keep loneliness and helplessness at bay.

“Be Kind to Humankind Week (BK2HK) is an annual celebration of kindness that is recognized globally from August 25th-31st each and every year. It is basically “a week of reflection and kind thoughts of others to make this world a better place. Of course we suggest practicing kindness daily, but this is the week you can take.” – Lorraine Jara

Written and Submitted by GSS Agent#3013

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