Today is World Kindness Day – a reminder that the smallest act of kindness can make a major impact on one life—or the world. At The Cuyahoga Group, we strive to create a positive environment that reflects mutual respect, teamwork and kindness—for our team members and our customers.
Not only is being kind and respectful the right thing to do, it’s also practical. Data reveals that positive, supportive workplace cultures yield happier, more productive employees—which leads to greater efficiency, stronger production and elevated success.
If we ask ourselves what we can do to lift the world onto a platform of kindness, we need to look no further than our own homes, neighborhoods, places of employment, schools and communities. From something as simple as a smile and a warm ‘good morning’ to a stranger, to bringing a meal to a family or individual in need, to committing to volunteer at a local nonprofit, to becoming active in our schools as mentors against bullying—our individual acts of kindness can transform our world—and the world around us.
Collective kindness is like a million stars—the more we stand up for others, the more we speak out against injustice—the stronger our light becomes. So today, as we celebrate World Kindness Day, think about how each one of us can help raise the life of another. And, don’t forget to be kind to yourself, too!
For inspiration on becoming a RAKtivist (Random Acts of Kindness Activist), click here to visit the Random Acts of Kindness.org website.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has—Margaret Meade.