On this beautiful Fall morning, I would like to introduce a concept I came across recently.
It is Together we can "make kindness loud".
While looking through a magazine called Magnolia Journal, I came across an interesting article.
I would like to share a portion of the article with you:
All of us know how good kindness can feel - to give and receive. Yet in our everyday lives we sometimes need a nudge toward making the move, giving the compliment, asking the question that shows we care. Last year at Magnolia, we began wondering how we could give more of those nudges. We wanted the line from our manifesto - We believe in human kindness, knowing we are made better when we all work together - to come to life.
And so we started Make Kindness Loud. There was no rocket science involved - just a group of people walking around and hanging up simple flyers all around our offices. Each flyer had prompts for acts of kindness. Some were small ideas that cost nothing, like calling an old friend to see how they were doing. Others suggested sending flowers for no reason or buying coffee for a stranger.
We hoped these small daily actions would make a difference for the people in our workplace. Very soon we found these moments were reaching far outside our own little world. Stories of chain reactions started by these kindnesses were coming back to us. A new friendship forged with a neighbor. The old friend who got a call, then decided to coordinate a larger reunion with people from all over the country.
It's easy to think new friends and class reunions don't change the world. But on the other hand, it's just as easy to think that maybe they can. And so we thought, why not share our flyers with people who might like to start some chain reactions of their own.
Just imagine if kindness got so loud that everywhere we turned, it was all we could hear.
I have attached the flyer from Magnolia Journal. Take a look and think about how you can spread "kindness" to the world. We have touched on the subject of "kindness" many times at Dharma School. So this is just a reminder that even small gestures of kindness can make a difference. So if you can, print out the flyer and hang it up somewhere so it can be a daily reminder to "Make Kindness Loud."
Stay healthy and safe.