World Kindness Day
Today, Thursday November 13, 2014 is World Kindness Day ~ And a recent announcement about this special day by Henry James Banayat, the Founder and Executive Managing Director of Compumatrix prompted me to find out more about this humanitarian organization.
I can tell you at the very outset, that everything in me: heart, mind and spirit liked and resonated with all that I have now read.
What is the World Kindness Movement?
The objective of the World Kindness Movement is to inspire individuals towards greater kindness and ultimately connect entire nations to create a kinder world.
Individuals of all nations, provinces, states and cities are encouraged by the organization to set up their own kindness movements.
Being an international company with a mission to improve and enhance all life, Compumatrix supports the vision and work of the World Kindness Movement.
The history of the World Kindness Movement ~ A few excerpts from Wiki.
‘The idea of a World Kindness Movement was conceived at a Tokyo conference in 1996 when founders of the Small Kindness Movement in Japan brought together like-minded individuals from around the world who had started kindness movements in their own countries. They were led by Dr. Wataru Mori, a physician in Tokyo, who envisioned that a more compassionate and peaceful world could be achieved if a critical mass of acts of kindness was ignited.’
‘The founding members of the movement were Japan, Singapore, Australia, Canada, Thailand, the United Kingdom and the United States.’
The movement was officially launched in Singapore in November 2000 at the Third World Kindness Movement Conference, hosted by the Singapore Kindness Movement : with the most recent General Assembly being held in Sydney, Australia in September this year.
The World Kindness Movement in my own country, Australia.
The World Kindness Movement is growing stronger by the day in Australia: The following are just a few excerpts from the Australian Kindness Movement.
‘The purpose of World Kindness Day is to look beyond ourselves, beyond the boundaries of our country, beyond our culture, our race, our religion; and realize we are citizens of the world. As world citizens we have a commonality, and must realize that if progress is to be made in human relations and endeavors, if we are to achieve the goal of peaceful coexistence, we must focus on what we have in common. When we find likenesses we begin to experience empathy, and in such a state we can fully relate to that person or those people.’
‘World Kindness Day is the beginning of a global reaction to the exploitation of our human and natural resources. It could be said that the slogan for World Kindness Day might well be ‘Healing the World’ ~ And in doing so, there is the possibility of creating something so intrinsically good and wholesome, that the beneficial effects could be virtually endless.’
What is an ‘Act of Kindness?’
It’s not everyone in day-to-day life who is give the chance to perform extraordinary feats of kindness ~ Or has the time to visit faculties where people may be in need of care and/or companionship. So if you gravitate to the idea of BEing kind but don’t know where to begin, these are just a few simple hints given by the Australian World Kindness Movement that can easily be incorporated into your life :
- Walk around your neighborhood and simply observe the miracle of nature. Use the opportunity to greet people and/or animals you encounter along the way.
- Smile and laugh more often ~ Regardless of your mood.
- Give small tokens of your love: If you don’t have the resources to buy gifts, make them yourself. Give a flower, stone or feather ~ A poem ~ A hug.
- Plant flowers and trees. BE kind to the bees ~ They love white, yellow, blue and violet colors in particular.
- Leave bowls of water out in your garden ~ For the birds and lizards ~ Keep them well filled in the summer.
Something to keep in mind.
We must be realistic. We mustn’t be naive. Kindness movements can’t solve all our problems, but if they can solve some of our problems, why not use them? ~William Wan.
What can I do as a member of Compumatrix?
As an individual, committed to supporting World Peace and Planetary Healing ~ Whilst reflecting on the ideals, aims, applications and growth of the World Kindness Movement, I became aware of a deepening wish to give whatever support I could to World Kindness Day and the Movement generally.
And as a founding member of Compumatrix, I realize how generously I have been ‘gifted’ my CryptoCeeds ~ And so I feel no hesitation in donating some of them now to such a wonderful organization.
The way I see it, Compumatrix members who already relish an abundance of CompuCeeds and who also share my desire to donate CompuCeeds to the humanitarian endeavors of the World Kindness Movement will bring joy to:
- Initially ourselves as individuals, in knowing we have contributed to something truly worthy of our gesture ~ Regardless of how much we are able to give at this stage.
- All the members of Compumatrix, when through this event they are given a genuine example of how well we can ‘work’ together for a legitimate and compassionate purpose.
- Henry as a inimitable human being, who has benevolently offered to match the total CompuCeed donation made by Compumatrix members up until Friday.
- Compumatrix as a WHOLE, in knowing that the total CompuCeed donation from our Compumatrix Community will be accepted and publically acknowledged by the World Kindness Community ~ In turn contributing to the further global acceptance of the Compumatrix Virtual Currency.
- And last but not least, the World Kindness Movement.
The Cosmos ~ To be continued
My next article on the World Kindness Movement will refer to the symbol that reflects the spirit of humanitarian unity ~ The simple Cosmos ~ The feature image of this article.
Alison Lee Cousland is a contemporary artist and designer, with interests in natural health & healing: ecological & sustainable living: blogging & social media.
Alison brings all her creative skills and passion to her current position at Compumatrix, supporting the vision of Henry James Banayat: That every individual, given the opportunity to use their own special talents, can turn what they do best into a sustainable source of online income.