Acts of Kindness Day

Acts of Kindness Day

Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind. -Eric Hoffer.

February 17 is Acts of Kindness Day. I don’t know who started the Acts of Kindness Day, but it is a great theme for a day in the month known for friendship and love. Participating with children in acts of kindness will help them to learn to do it naturally on their own…which can lead to a lifetime of community service…and build their sense of self-worth and confidence. 

If what must be given is given willingly the kindness is doubled. – Syrus

I’d like you to visit a relatively new social networking website that I recently learned about. The website is the best concept in social networking. The website is WishUponAHero.com. People who are in need can join for free and post up to 3 wishes. People who wish to help others can sign up to grant wishes.

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. – Aesop

There are no wishes too large or too small. One woman wishes to receive birthday cards on her birthday, March 2. Another woman wished for a new refrigerator and received one from an anonymous grantor. A young mother wishes for new clothes which she hasn’t been able to buy for herself in two years. Other wishes granted have been transportation, medical care, stamps and stickers, and new friends. The wishes come in all shapes and sizes. There’s sure to be wishes to fit all shapes and sizes of heroes.

Sometimes when we are generous in small, barely detectable ways it can change someone else’s life forever. – Margaret Cho

If you are a teacher, this is a great website for your class to “adopt” a wish for which they can create a class project in order to fullfill the wish. This week our career class will be reading through WishUponAHero.com to find one or more wishes to grant through a project they will create and carryout. This past Christmas, our career class sold original note cards made with digital photos they took themselves to buy $250 worth of presents for a local family in need.

Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end. – Scott Adams

Please visit WishUponAHero.com and if you can, grant a wish. If you are in need of help, be sure to visit WishUponAHero.com and post your wishes. Remember, wishes do come true when you least expect them!

Have you had a kindness shown? Pass it on; ‘Twas not given for thee alone, Pass it on; Let it travel down the years, Let it wipe another’s tears, ‘Till in Heaven the deed appears — Pass it on. – Rev. Henry Burton

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Grandmother of 5 great kids, retired special ed high school teacher, married since 1972 to Poppy...loves spoiling the grands, crocheting for whomever I can and charities, reading, crafts, outdoors, and blogging.

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  1. Sally Wendkos Olds 2009/02/02 at 8:29 am

    What a great post this is! I’ll make a note of February 17. I just wrote to the Mayor of New York to commend as a hero a young man who did a great act of kindness on Friday evening, Jan. 23. He spotted a man trying to snatch my friend’s purse, ran to her rescue — and then pursued and caught the would-be robber. We all went to the Grand Jury this past Thursday, and because of our Good Samaritan, he was indicted for Attempted Robbery and is now in prison, awaiting trial.

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