Today is "World Kindness Day", a part of Wold Kindness Week being observed through November 15th. What is World Kindness Day all about?

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Here's a brief histroy and description, according to

"The World Kindness Day is on November 13, 2013. It is a day that encourages individuals to overlook boundaries, race and religion. According to modern psychology, altruistic acts increases our own happiness in a profound way.

The World Kindness Day was introduced in 1998 by the World Kindness Movement. It is observed in many countries, including Canada, Japan, Australia, Nigeria and United Arab Emirates.

Kindness is the act or the state of being kind - ie. marked by goodness and charitable behaviour, mild disposition, pleasantness, tenderness and concern for others. It is known as a virtue, and recognized as a value in many cultures and religions."

If you'd like some ideas as to how you can participate in World Kindness Day, visit