Vidya G
  • Vidya G
  • San Jose, CA
  • United States

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Kindness is contagious.... Why not have a "World Kindness Day". What is the one single thing you would do on that day and its ripple effect.

We all have known to some extent that happiness cannot be got by focusing on self. So why not spread some joy around the world by giving some of what you might have and what someone else might be missing.

Just throwing out an idea of having a "World Kindness Day" where everyone can do ONE act of random kindness. As a result, just imagine what could happen, when all the people in the world become Angels for one day and only act of kindness can shift the whole world into a brighter more happier world.

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    Vidya G

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    May 3 2012: I posted this under some other topic too, but I wanted to put in here too:

    Ted Talks need these 3 factors. If we apply it to our ' World Kindness Day', what Topics would come out?, who would be the thought leaders ? and offcourse the ripple effect would be a better and more human world.

    1) Thought provoking CONTENT
    2) Solution making man more HUMAN
    3) It should so resonate with the audience, that it inspires ACTION

    If the content stimulates my brain and pushes me to take some Action, then all is achieved. That is all we need today.

    We need great thought leaders, to put the world into Action. And correct the flow towards humanity.
  • May 2 2012: I really do bealive that people are good.....even if all of us have our dark side
    sme may say that it is no need to have such a special day as a Kindnees day....and maybe we don't . most of the time this becomes superficial
    there is no time, no place to be kind....it is whenever and wherever.
    But people can learn to be kind. Can learn to look around and see that it is not only themselves. Cause maybe sometimes we simply forget to be kind because of the worries, of the rush. So...we can teach the others by being kind.
    Even a smile it is an act of kindness!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • May 1 2012: I don't really agree that kindness MUST be spontaneous. We all get lost in our everyday lives and often overlook simple "random acts of kindness". I would support the idea whole-heartedly as a way to make people think about it. (Anybody from Hallmark out there? Great opportunity!) Maybe if we are reminded of it once a year we may think about it more often? Or, at the very least, cause a "kindness season" so to speak?

    As far as the ripple effect that any one act of kindness may cause.... Now that I would say is best left untouched. At best I would hope that it just makes another person whom observed my act perform a similar (or even bigger, better) act.

    Thanks for sharing.
    • May 2 2012: Ryan, if you get the chance, watch the video that Vidya provides a link to.

      Kindness is a quality that we humans have. To say you need a day to "remind" you to be kind is utter -----think about what you are saying.

      Daily, people who are kind, act on behalf of others, unselfishly and spontaneously. They hold elevator doors open, they pick up a dropped object, they let you know you have toilet paper sticking on the bottom of your shoe, they remind you that you left your lights on, they give you a call to see how you are coming along if you are sick, they write a sympathy card to someone who has lost a loved one.

      Hallmark makes lots and lots of cards for people who are kind and love giving cards for no apparent reason........they do it just because........

      We have to be "aware" that we have a choice to be kind. You may choose not to be kind because you are absorbed in your own troubles and worries. But this doesn't mean you are not a kind person.

      I really hope you watch the video.

      Kindly sending you a big hello and thanking you for your comment,

      Mary
  • Apr 30 2012: Vidya, I see where you are coming from......very nice idea and thoughts.
    Thank you for reminding us to be kind.........

    Have a beautiful, beautiful, week, and may the kindness you show others, always come back to you ten-fold.
    Let's be everyday angels. :)
  • Apr 29 2012: Watch the movie "Pay it forward" and be inspired
    • Apr 30 2012: Seen it twice.........how true to life.........many times our kind acts and our peaceful nature ends up costing us dearly.

      But what a lesson for humanity.

      Kindness day is every day. Mother's Day is every day. Father's Day is every day.

      Why do we need another "Day" to be reminded to do what we should be doing DAILY????

      How very sad :(
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    Apr 30 2012: Thank you all for the wonderful comments.

    Here is something I would really like to share. Awesome Awesome!

    http://vimeo.com/40979758

    Let me know how you liked it...
    • May 1 2012: Vidya,

      I just finished watching Simon's video.

      How very wonderful. So many lessons to walk away with and apply, not only at work, but in life. It was wonderful listening also to the question/answer session during the second half.

      Some quotes and thoughts I took away........BTW I had to take notes during the talk....it was just so good, so many illustrations and real life experiences...

      "Those doing the caring aren't cared for"
      "Fulfullment comes from time and energy we spend on others"
      "Vulnerability is risky but it's a risk worth taking"
      "Lead by example, don't worry about measuring the results of your kindness towards others, and don't expect anything in return"

      Thank you for sharing this video. I will copy paste it in other conversations I am involved in.

      Thank you so very much for your kindness.
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    Apr 30 2012: Kindness is something spontenous..............
    Who s/he is kind does not need any day or moment to be so......

    We have lot of fixed days .....mostly Card Companies are profitting out of those.....
    I may sound pessimistic to many ........I just wanted to be realistic.
    • Apr 30 2012: Salim, Salim.......yes, so true.

      I don't think you are pessimistic at all.

      We all need to spread kindness........sometimes just a smile is an act of kindness.

      I often am astounded at the rude behavior surrounding the rush of gift buying at christmas.
      The long traffic jams near the malls, the honking of the horns, fighting over parking spaces, and arguing over the last toys, and pushing people out of the way to be the first ones in the store. And I ask, don't people realize the hypocracy of it all?

      I for one do not need such holidays...........every day is a holiday for me and my family.

      Happy Monday Salim.......sending smiles and kind thoughts your way......

      Now, after having said that, I still see the value of Vidya's idea..............let's practice it every day in.......

      "random acts of kindness"................
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        Apr 30 2012: Hi Mary
        Thanks for your practicle example of our ability of turning something into a hoax....

        I am the last person to kill any idea .....I just wanted to make Vidya's idea more solid.

        You are right a smile is an act of kindness not sometimes but many occassions....

        In this era of connectivity one need to be kind each and every moment.....despite we are drwoned in media propoganda every moment something very inhumane , unkind is happening in one or the other part of the world and we are connected to that with in a click.......is that enormous connectivity driving us towards that ?

        If someone just shed a drop of tear unknowingly seeing some misery happening thousand miles apart but have no ability to do something is not that kindness as well ?

        Cheers Mary.....

        P.S. No hijacking needed this time :)
        • Apr 30 2012: "If someone just shed a drop of tear unknowingly seeing some misery happening thousand miles apart but have no ability to do something is not that kindness as well ?"

          Yes it is........most definitely.

          We are on the same page.

          Be Well. :)