Kill Them with Kindness

Ava Sudano, Writer

Although many people may not know, National Kindness Day is an international holiday that is celebrated every year on November 13th. The holiday was first introduced in 1998 by the World Kindness Movement, a non-profit organization with the mission of promoting kindness and compassion throughout the world. Since the original proposal for World Kindness Day, its impact has spread rapidly among the nation.

The holiday is meant to inspire people around the world to be kind and encourage each other to triumph kindness over hatred. Whether these acts of kindness are performed through saying thank you, complimenting someone, cleaning off the table after dinner, or even something as simple as holding the door open for someone, it is worth it. Being kind is so easy and advantageous.

By utilizing this day to highlight the benefits of good deeds, we are able to see how kindness binds people of all races, genders and ethnicities together. We can collectively make the world a happier place for everyone if we are kind to one another. Moreover, by seeing kind actions occur, many individuals will be prone to do the same, creating a happier and more optimistic society.

For these reasons, I challenge you to not only spread kindness next November 13th, but to also motivate yourself to perform at least two acts of kindness a day every day. At the moment you may not realize it, but those two good deeds make all the difference. Kindness unites us and,  without it, we would not have that strong sense of community with those around us. Thus, never forget that helping others is an indirect way of helping yourself!