World Kindness Day

World Kindness Day
By: Jen Champion, Vista Yoga Instructor
On November 13, 1998, The World Kindness Movement inaugurated World Kindness Day. The organization’s formation was unified at a Tokyo conference on September 20, 1997, when Japan brought together kindness organizations from around the world. The movement organizers created this day as a time “to highlight good deeds in the community. Focusing on the positive power and the common thread of kindness which binds us.”
Events occur around the globe, increasing discussion and gestures of kindness. Events include volunteering at charities, pop-up car trunk gifting, distribution of kindness cards, posters, and painted rocks. Group meditations and paying it forward in shopping lines are more common.  On Sunday, November 13, Vista Wellness Center offered their 2nd-anniversary celebration.  We enjoyed singing bowl meditation, yoga and a group kindness meditation.
May I be well, May I be happy, May I live with ease, May I be kind
May you be well, May you be happy, May you live with ease, May you be kind
May all be well, May all be happy, May all live with ease, May all be kindBe kind to yourself.  Feel the loving kindness you are deserving of. It is then, you will have it to share.Resources for getting ideas on how you can feel and share kindness.
You can start a ripple of kindness in your community.  Doing an act of kindness can encourage others to be more kind as well.  Tag! You’re it!