Everyone has certainly experienced today’s hectic non-stop pace in day-to-day living and wished for time to express heart-felt gratitude. Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to slow down for one day and say “Hey, thanks!” to those we appreciate most?
‘Random Act of Kindness Day’ is a day to celebrate those little niceties and encourage others to pay those “acts of kindness” forward.
Friday, November 2, 2018 will be ‘Random Act of Kindness Day’ in Grey Bruce. Community Foundation Grey Bruce, will be joining with our Community Fund partners in Owen Sound, Saugeen Shores, Meaford, Grey Highlands and Kincardine, to encourage community caring and sharing. Volunteers across the region will be distributing cards that will encourage the cardholder to share a simple act of kindness for someone – a neighbour, a friend, a co-worker, or someone they don’t even know – and hand the card to that person – encouraging them to do the same.
There are many different ways people can show kindness – buy someone a coffee, congratulate someone on a job well done, act as a sounding board for another, even something as simple as holding open a door for someone with their hands full – each act provides us with an opportunity to connect with a member of our community.
Random Act of Kindness cards and posters are available for pick-up at the Community Foundation Grey Bruce office at 946 3rd Avenue East (Carney’s Lane) in downtown Owen Sound or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.