Our world is in dire need of more kindness. I love that there are a number of kindness projects throughout the year. August 25-31 is one of them. Since 1988, August 25-31 has been designated Be Kind to Humankind Week.
Be Kind to Humankind Week Ideas for Adults
According to the Be Kind to Humankind site: Be Kind to Humankind Week “is basically a week of reflection and kind thoughts of others to make this world a better place. Of course we suggest practicing kindness daily, but this is the week you can take it to the next level.”
Each day of Be Kind to Humankind Week has a special theme:
- Sacrifice Our Wants For Other’s Needs Sunday
- Motorist Consideration Monday
- Touch-A-Heart Tuesday
- Willing-To-Lend-A-Hand Wednesday
- Thoughtful Thursday
- Forgive Your Foe Friday
- Speak Kind Words Saturday
If you go to the link for the corresponding day of the week August 25-31, you’ll find some great suggestions of kindness activities for adults. But, really, choose any week to be kind to humankind! I think this would be great to do a few times throughout the year. Just choose activities with the day’s theme for any week.
Here’s a great post about the benefits to the person showing kindness: “Be Kind To Humankind: Just One Week Of Kindness Can Improve Your Mood And Change Your Brain” from Medical Daily.
Be Kind to Humankind Week Ideas for Kids
Some of the activities of the themed Be Kind to Humankind Week days can be family projects.
Otherwise, you could use a kindness project more appropriate for kids. You’ll find lots of kindness activities in my post on “Teaching Kids to Be Kind.”
Again, these ideas don’t need to be saved for Be Kind to Humankind Week. You could choose any week of the year to use the ideas. As always, any time is perfect for acts of kindness.
Do you have a favorite way to be kind to humankind?
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