Rams Be Kind, Stay Kind!


Kindness makes the world go round. In the 2021 calendar, Nov. 13 marks National World Kindness.  The World Kindness Movement started World Kindness Day in 1998 and it has spread to over 28 countries throughout the 23 years it has been established! Although this is a day dedicated to kindness, every single day matters. Being kind to people is something that is very important and valued. We all have heard the phrase; treat others the way you would want to be treated. It is a perspective that can help you be more positive and good-natured. 

What significance does kindness have in our society? Being kind to one another makes the world a better place, and binds us all together as a population. What is the best thing about kindness? It’s free! It has even been scientifically proven by the Mental Health Foundation of the United Kingdom that being kind is linked to increased happiness, well-being, and life satisfaction for people of all ages. We have to be aware that nobody is perfect, we are human, and we all have our rough days or times. You never know what an individual may be going through or experiencing, and it is very important to treat one another with respect and kindness. It is important to set a good example for others and when it is observed, others are more likely to carry out an act of kindness as well. 

You may ask yourself: Does one person being kind make a difference? The answer is yes!  Every small act or gesture of kindness can make a difference. Here is a small list of simple ways to be kind:

  • Compliment someone
  • Hold the door open for someone 
  • Volunteer
  • Offer to help someone with errands
  • Saying “thank you”
  • Plant a tree (Yes, you can be kind to the Earth!)
  • Be positive and encourage your friends
  • Ask someone about their day
  • Pay for a stranger’s coffee or meal

While these are just some small acts, they certainly can go a long way. Be sure to stay kind Rams, not just today, but every day!


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