World Kindness Day

Today we celebrate World Kindness Day, an international holiday formed in 1998 to promote kindness throughout the world as an opportunity to find a space for reflection on the care and attention for others within the daily frenzy.
Let’s attempt to make the world a better place by promoting good deeds and acts of kindness.

‘Thank you’ is the best prayer
that anyone could say.
I say that one a lot.
Thank you expresses extreme gratitude,
humility, understanding.

Alice Walker, American novelist, short story writer, poet, and social activist who was the first African-American woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for her novel “The Color Purple”

Oggi si celebra la Giornata mondiale della gentilezza, istituita nel 1998 in Giappone per promuovere la gentilezza in tutto il mondo e trovare l’occasione per ritagliarsi uno spazio di riflessione sulla cura e l’attenzione per gli altri all’interno della frenesia quotidiana.
Cerchiamo di rendere il mondo un posto migliore promuovendo buone azioni e atti di gentilezza.

Grazie’ è la migliore preghiera
che si possa dire.
Io la dico spesso.
Grazie esprime estrema gratitudine,
umiltà e comprensione.

Alice Walker, scrittrice, poetessa e attivista sociale americana che è stata la prima donna afroamericana a vincere il Premio Pulitzer per la narrativa con il suo romanzo “Il colore viola”

66 thoughts on “World Kindness Day

  1. La gentilezza è diventata quasi una rarità al giorno d’oggi ma se ci s’impegna, se ce la si mette tutta per fare dei piccoli gesti di gentilezza, il mondo diventerà migliore e, di conseguenza, anche le persone. Buona giornata della gentilezza cara Luisa, 🤗🌸❤️.

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  2. La gentilezza dovrebbe essere la base dell’educazione dell’essere umano, purtroppo oggigiorno bisogna abbiamo utti un pò bisogno di ricordarla. Grazie Luisa per 1uesto tuo post. Buona serata 🥰

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  3. A beautiful post. Thank you so much Luisa for sharing your art and heart. Here’s one of my favourite poems all about kindness written by the modern day poet, Naomi Shihab Nye. Enjoy! Love and light, Deborah.

    Kindness

    Before you know what kindness really is
    you must lose things,
    feel the future dissolve in a moment
    like salt in a weakened broth.
    What you held in your hand,
    what you counted and carefully saved,
    all this must go so you know
    how desolate the landscape can be
    between the regions of kindness.
    How you ride and ride
    thinking the bus will never stop,
    the passengers eating maize and chicken
    will stare out the window forever.

    Before you learn the tender gravity of kindness
    you must travel where the Indian in a white poncho
    lies dead by the side of the road.
    You must see how this could be you,
    how he too was someone
    who journeyed through the night with plans
    and the simple breath that kept him alive.

    Before you know kindness as the deepest thing inside,
    you must know sorrow as the other deepest thing.
    You must wake up with sorrow.
    You must speak to it till your voice
    catches the thread of all sorrows
    and you see the size of the cloth.
    Then it is only kindness that makes sense anymore,
    only kindness that ties your shoes
    and sends you out into the day to gaze at bread,
    only kindness that raises its head
    from the crowd of the world to say
    It is I you have been looking for,
    and then goes with you everywhere
    like a shadow or a friend.

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  4. La gentilezza non costa niente e alla gente fa bene al cuore… insegnavo quasto ai miei bimbi….e sono ancora convinta di queste semplici parole!!!! Un Grazie speciale a te che ogni giorno ci racconti qualcosa di interessante! 🙂

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  5. C’è una gentilezza formale che dovrebbe essere alla base del vivere civile (E questo sarebbe già sufficiente) e poi c’e. la gentilezza d’animo ma quella non si insegna la si ha dentro…
    Buona domenica❣

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