SeekonKindness Captures the Spirit of World Kindness Day
Established in 1998, World Kindness Day is an international holiday that promotes kindness throughout the world. It is observed annually on November 13 as part of the World Kindness Movement. The purpose of World Kindness Day is to “highlight good deeds in the community focusing on the positive power and the common thread of kindness which binds us.” https://nationaltoday.com/world-kindness-day
SeekonKindness shares this same spirit. Created to connect Seekonk residents during the early days of the pandemic through kindness, it has grown as a central place to share random acts of kindness, inspiring photos, stories, poems and opportunities to help one another. The campaign just unveiled its new lawn signs to spread the word throughout the community.
“While World Kindness Day is just one day during the year, you don’t need a special holiday to spread kindness through simple gestures,” said Anne Miller, President of the Seekonk Library Trust Board of Directors and Irene Frechette, President of the Friends of the Seekonk Public Library, in a joint statement. “Celebrating and sharing acts of kindness reminds us we live in a world where good things happen. And in this world, we can count on our library to be welcoming to all and to be a community place for kindness and connections.
The Seekonk Library Trust and the Friends of the Seekonk Public Library built and manage the SeekonKindness Facebook page with the ethos that kindness strengthens community--just as the library’s mission strengthens community.
During the COVID-19 shutdown, sharing stories of how Seekonk residents were responding with kindness helped us all “be in it together”.
The SeekonKindness Facebook page continues to expand with more and more posts and the number of people engaged.
“If you are looking for a quick boost of positivity, check it out,” said Miller and Frechette. “Like the page, comment, send in your post, and share it with your friends to help spread the magic which occurs from a simple act of kindness.”