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Be Kind to Humankind

Following on from World Humanitarian Day on Tuesday last week, this week is “Be Kind to Humankind Week” - bk2hk.

Yes, believe it or not, there is a week dedicated to kindness. A bit like Random Acts of Kindness, the week helps focus some energy and attention on being kind to others, and it may even spread the idea!

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Of course we suggest practicing kindness daily, but this is the week you can take it to the next level. Each of the seven days has it’s own unique theme as pictured below, giving you the opportunity to concentrate on one aspect per day.

Are you ready to "try a little kindness"? It is likely to have benefit not only for the person, or people, you are being kind to, but for yourself. Studies seem to indicate that people who are engaged in meaningful activity, helping others, feel more fulfilled and satisfied than those who spend time and effort mostly on themselves. It is a wonderful side benefit that you can live longer and healthier by being a compassionate, kind person. Mental wellbeing improves, and your relationships are healthier.

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Being kind can spill over to other people so that a community spirit is generated. The community has a whole becomes kinder, looking after each other. This can lead to not only social, but economic benefits, and ones that are not earned at the expense of others.

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