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World Kindness Day

World Kindness Day is an international observance on 13 November. It was introduced in 1998 by the World Kindness Movement, a coalition of nations’ kindness NGOs.

During the 1999 World Kindness Movement conference in Tokyo, the cosmos bipinnatus was adopted as the official flower for the organization.

World Kindness Day

“Kindness is a universal language.”

I know, I know, every day should be World Kindness Day. But the reality is, between an out of whack work-life balance, losing patience in traffic jams, and feeling stressed over the upcoming holiday season, smiling at a stranger is often the last thing on people’s minds. So maybe we need a day to reinforce the importance of niceness, reminding us to let go of any anger and perhaps soften our too-hard exterior.

Besides, the mental and physical benefits of kindness are plenty, which should make us want to smile more and frown less. Author David R. Hamilton, Ph.D. writes that kindness has positive side effects including healthier hearts, better aging, and improved relationship bonds.

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Source: Wikipedia, Randomactsofkindness, HuffingtonPost

 

The power of Gratitude – Thanksgiving Day (25 Nov 2015)

Gratitude is an immensely powerful force that we can use to expand our happiness, create loving relationships, and even improve our health.

If you want more happiness, joy, and energy, gratitude is clearly a crucial quality to cultivate. It is a fullness of heart that moves us from limitation and fear to expansion and love. When we’re appreciating something, our ego moves out of the way and we connect with our soul. Gratitude brings our attention into the present, which is the only place where miracles can unfold. The deeper our appreciation, the more we see with the eyes of the soul and the more our life flows in harmony with the creative power of the universe.

The Power of Gratitude And Why Thanksgiving Truly Matters. Science now shows just how much celebrating Thanksgiving and practicing gratitude can truly elevate our levels of happiness. Check out this infographic to see just how powerful gratitude can be.

thanksgiving-infographic

Source: mindvalleyacademychopramindvalley