Kindness is Action Challenge
If we look at the history of human existence, as a gross generalization, we have fallen prey to the archaic beliefs that one must “survive,” or the old adage “every man (or woman) for themselves,” forgetting to look out at the world around us. We get so caught up in our own lives that we may not even see our fellow humans suffering or in need of a hand, or simply a warm smile.
How often do we see a person suffering from homelessness and just walk by without the slightest acknowledgement? Or feel sadness for them yet do nothing? How often do we sit idly by as another goes hungry? How often have you seen someone having a hard day and think to yourself, “I’m glad that’s not me,” yet do nothing. Have we lost our sense of empathy? Our sense of kindness? I don’t believe so. Rather, I think we have simply lost our belief that we are capable of making an impact, especially by way of small acts of kindness. How often has your day been turned around by a friendly “hello,” or a kind act? And it is that one bit of momentary kindness that creates a ripple effect of chance in ones day and ultimately ones life. There are those that have never felt the power of being and feeling cared for. You may be the person that gives that gift to someone for the first time in their life.
This is why TNH has put together our month long Kindness in Action Challenge to remind people of the importance of kindness, focusing outward, and lending a helping hand. For the month of September we are challenging you to join us in paying it forward and making a difference in this world, one small act of kindness at a time. Imagine if just 1000 people joined in, in doing one act of kindness per day, and those 1000 people inspired just 10 people each, thats 10,000 people! And those 10,000 then inspire 10 each, that’s 100,000 people! And the ripple effects of change will continue on, literally making this world a kinder place. So please join us this September and spread the word so you too can make a difference in someones life today, and be the change you would like to see in the world.
In order to participate please share on your social media account/s Instagram and Facebook, what kind act you performed with the hashtag #TNHKindnessInAction for all 30 days and you will be eligible to win a prize as a thank you for your kindness! It can be as simple as putting change in someones meter, or as impactful as feeding those that may be impoverished and or giving to those in need. You will be amazed at the endless ways you can create kindness in action. Let the kindness begin!! Follow us @thenewhollywoodofficial for ideas on how you can spread kindness and live by example.
“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” Dalai Lama
“Be kind. For everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” Philo
“Do a little bit of good where you are. It is those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” Desmund Tutu
“The world is my country, all mankind is my brethren, and to do good is my religion.” Thomas Paine
“Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind.” Henry James
“I’m convinced that probably everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. It is just one more reason to always try to be kind.” Yolanda Hadid
“Go out in the world and do well. But more importantly, go out in the world and do good.” Minor Meyers Jr
“If we don’t plant the right things, we reap the wrong things. It goes without saying. And you don’t have to be, you know, a biochemist or have an IQ of 150. Just common sense tells you to be kind, ninny, fool. Be kind.” Maya Angelou