November 8, 2015

ReThink Celebrates World Kindness Day 2015

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ReThink Ambassadors, Kristie Farfan and Cory McCullough, during the World Kindness Day activities last year.

This coming Friday 13 November, ReThink will celebrate World Kindness Day!

Throughout the day, our ReThink Ambassadors and Volunteers will be distributing Kindness Cards and demonstrating Kind Gestures, all in the spirit of inspiring others to deliver their own #RandomActsofKindness to family, friends, coworkers and even strangers.

Interested in being a part of the activities? We’d love to see you at any of the following locations:

  • ReThink Office, Port of Spain from 7:00 AM
  • City Gate, Port of Spain from 10:00 AM
  • Gulf City Mall, San Fernando from 12:30 PM

Background on World Kindness Day

It was introduced in 1998 by the World Kindness Movement, a coalition of nations kindness NGOs. It is observed in many countries, including Canada, Japan, Australia, Nigeria and United Arab Emirates.

Purpose

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 realise we are citizens of the world. As world citizens we have a commonality, and must realise that if progress is to be made in human relations and endeavours, 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. While we may think of people from other cultures as being ‘different’ when we compare them with our own customs and beliefs, it doesn’t mean that we are any better than they are. When we become friends with someone from a different culture we discover that despite some obvious differences, there are many similarities.