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Random Acts of Kindness

Post by Stardust on Wed 15 Feb 2017 - 17:35

Random Acts of Kindness week 12-18 February 2017
 
Random acts of kindness have health benefits. Oh, yes, and for both parties.

More here: http://www.inc.com/scott-mautz/science-says-random-acts-of-kindness-week-has-astonishing-health-benefits.html


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Re: Random Acts of Kindness

Post by Kitkat on Thu 16 Feb 2017 - 13:14

cat  Such a shame that such a natural human condition has to be pinned down to an annual one-week commercial event!
Random Acts of Kindness week (#RAKWeek2017), Feb 12-18, is an annual opportunity to unite through kindness. Formally recognized in 1995, this seven-day celebration demonstrates that kindness is contagious. It all starts with one act – one smile, one coffee for a stranger, one favor for a friend. It’s an opportunity for participants to leave the world better than they found it and inspire others to do the same.

I saw a news headline yesterday (somewhere .... can't remember where I saw it now) about a cancer department in a hospital in Manchester, where some kind anonymous person had filled a container full of goody treats, sweets, sandwiches, vouchers, etc - with a notice attached for anyone who came across it to just help themselves to a treat and put a smile on their face, if only for just a short while.  Apparently, everyone throughout that day, patients and hospital staff alike, were going around with big beaming smiles all day.  No-one had any idea who the anonymous donor was.  
Reading that article now, it looks as though it was done purely because it was within that 'RAK week' (which we are still in now) - but doesn't it just show how effective and beneficial overall this type of random act can be.

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