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Be Kind to Humankind Week

Hey-ho there Celebrate Holiday blog readers! I’ll bet you’ve missed me for the past few days, I know I’ve missed you!

I could make excuses for missing each day, but instead I’ll make up for it by sharing with you the story of this week! The fourth week in August was declared Be Kind To Humankind week in 1988 by Lorraine Jara in Toms River, New Jersey.  What is BK2HK? according to their website, “Be Kind To Humankind Week is simply one week each year dedicated to celebrating kindness. The event is recognized around the world from August 25 – 31.”



21 years ago Lorraine heard a the tragic story of two young men whose small rowboat overturned and were rescued by two women in another small, human powered vessel. Despite calling for help from passing motor boaters, their pleas were ignored, and even though they were finally assisted, one of the young men died the next day.

What can you do to bring more kindness to humanity?

BK2HK suggests the following schedule:

Show them that you care
Sacrifice Our Wants For Others Needs Sunday

Drive Courteously
Motorist Consideration Monday

Spread kindness, one heart at a time
Touch-A-Heart Tuesday

Offer a helping hand
Willing-To-Lend-A-Hand Wednesday

Treat others well
Thoughtful Thursday

Come together
Forgive Your Foe Friday

Speak Kind words
Speak Kind Words Saturday

It is really beginning to affect me that all my actions and thoughts and work and research is pointing me towards being a better, kinder, more grateful person.

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