Good News Tuesday: Nottingham Day of Kindness

It’s always refreshing to read GOOD NEWS. And it’s out there, even if we do have to dig a little deeper than turning on the television or logging on-line.  I’d like to help make it a little easier.

Every now and again, I’ll highlight an article I find that focuses on GOOD NEWS. This column is called Good News Tuesday.

Please spread the word.

Today’s entry comes to us from one of my favorite organizations, Charter for Compassion. If you haven’t heard of it, The Charter is a global movement to create communities of compassion (and worth checking out, trust me).

Through Charter for Compassion’s site, I found this little gem:

Nottingham’s In Kind Celebrates Day of Kindness

Nottingham group In Kind has declared Saturday July 27 2013 as Nottingham’s Day of Kindness to tie in with the UN International Day of Friendship on July 30.

In Kind was set up two years ago to promote more compassion and kindness in the daily lives of local people and also to influence private companies and public bodies to recognise the genuine benefits of adopting a more empathetic and compassionate approach to all aspects of their work.

For the last two years, In Kind has carried out on all-day Random Acts of Kindness event in Nottingham city centre, giving away sweets, cakes, flowers, balloons and hugs and passing on kindness challenges to persuade people to carry out their own random acts of kindness to make a real difference to both the giver and the receiver.

The ultimate aim of the group is to have Nottingham officially declared the first City of Compassion in the UK, joining Seattle (Washington), London (Ontario) and Louisville (Kentucky) and others that aspire to the title, such as Amsterdam, Barcelona and Jerusalem.

In Kind member Jeff Buck said: “As well as doing another Random Acts of Kindness event in the city centre, we’ll be encouraging individuals, communities, voluntary groups and local companies to do their own acts of kindness during the week leading up to the 27th or on the day itself. Big or small, they all count and we want everyone to get involved.”

Find out how to get involved with the event on the In Kind website

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Isn’t that COOL?

So tell me – what random act of kindness could YOU do this week? Please leave your answer in the comments section below and let’s start a dialogue of opportunity to warm someone’s heart.

5 thoughts on “Good News Tuesday: Nottingham Day of Kindness

  1. I’m sure something will present itself and I will act on it.
    If nothing else I can give full attention to someone else by actually listening to what they have to say without interrupting.


  2. I love that there are substantial numbers of people–and not just women!–in various cities wanting to organize events to inspire compassion and random acts of kindness. That is great to hear–I didn’t know about this! Re: my own random acts of kindness, I like to call and write companies when I receive good service from employees (did it 3x this week!), and I like to voice compliments when I’m thinking something good about someone.


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