World Kindness Day

Today, November 13 is World Kindness Day. The idea for the day was introduced in 1998 by a group of NGOs that came together to assemble the World Kindness Movement. Some of the countries that observe this day are the United Stated, Canada, Japan, Australia, United Arab Emirates, Singapore and Nigeria to name a few. An aim that this day has is to encourage people to look past certain boundaries and to be more accepting and kind to others. I strive to be kind to all but I thought that tonight I would share a few of my favorite quotes about kindness and to list some organizations and charities in Los Angeles that you can go and proactively share kindness. 

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” -Aesop

“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” -Mark Twain

“Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.” -Princess Diana 

“To practice five things under all circumstances constitutes perfect virtue; these five are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness.” – Confucius

“The qualities I most admire in women are confidence and kindness.” -Oscar de la Renta 

“Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, or peace. Money will come if we seek first the Kingdom of God – the rest will be given.” – Mother Teresa

“A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.” – William Arthur Ward

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

“How beautiful a day can be when kindness touches it!” -George Elliston 

I hope that you enjoyed reading those and that they inspired you like they inspire me. Let us strive to not only celebrate and remember kindness on World Kindness Day but make it a habit to practice daily. 

If you are feeling inspired and want to give back, here are a list of charities that could always use some extra help, whether it be through time or donation. 

St John’s Well Child and Family Center

(Multiple locations in Los Angeles) 

wellchild.org  

(323) 541-1600 

Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles

(Multiple locations in Los Angeles)

lafla.org

(800) 399-4529

L.A. Kitchen 

230 W. Avenue 26, Lincoln Heights

lakitchen.org 

My Friend’s Place

5850 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood

myfriendsplace.org

(323) 908-0111

East Los Angeles Women’s Center 

1255 S. Atlantic Blvd., Boyle Heights

(323) 526-5819

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