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The Power of Kindness: Celebrating World Kindness Week

“ A single act of kindness throws its roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. " Amelia Earhart

World Kindness Week happened when several humanitarian groups came together on November 13, 1997, and made a Declaration of Kindness and then eventually became world kindness week..

At GSSA Headquarters we are encouraging our Agents to make a similar declaration of kindness and charity. "Even the smallest act of kindness can go a long way, and you should never pass up an opportunity to help someone in need. "

History of World Kindness Week

1. World Kindness Week first began as a week of observation by the World Kindness Movement. 2. A group of associations and institutions based in countries like Thailand, England, Australia, and America.

3. Each country listed above came together because of their combined dedication to promoting kindness in society.

4. The root of the word ‘kindness’ originates from the Old English word ‘kyndnes,’ which is a derivative from the Middle English word ‘kindness,’ a word for courtesy.

Why is being kind so important?

Kindness is one of the most valuable qualities a person can have. In showing kindness to others, brings a feeling of connection and worth.

"Kindness is a rewarding experience for both the giver and the receiver. For the giver, performing a kind act can boost their mood, increase feelings of empathy and gratitude, and even improve their physical health. For the receiver, a small act of kindness can brighten their day, make them feel valued, and remind them that there is still good in the world.”

Ways to Celebrate World Kindness Week for yourself and Others

1. Start with yourself: Make a phone call to a friend.

2. Get moving: Get outside and take a five-minute walk.

3. Bake for a neighbor: Bake and share some treats with your neighbor.

4. Communicate your gratitude: Handwrite a letter of gratitude to colleagues, friends and family.

More ways to Celebrate World Kindness Week

  1. Smile at, or say hello to a stranger.

  2. Pay for the next person in line’s coffee or snack.

  3. Help out an elderly neighbor or relative with their groceries.

  4. Donate old clothing, or canned food, to those who need it most.

Kindness and its Benefits

  • Fuels personal energy and self-esteem

  • Makes you happier.

  • Good for your heart.

  • Helps you live longer.

  • Decreases the harmful chemicals in your body

Written and Submitted by GSSAgent#3013

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