Hello everyone! Welcome to the first 365 Kindness post! I am so very excited to get this project/initiative/movement rolling!
There is so many things I could start with! At first I wanted to talk about how on the 31st of last year (i.e Yesterday) I made a huge jump in just being grateful for what I had. I put some funky music on, danced my heart out, then I went for coffee and let myself smile at a cute little baby sitting a couple tables down from me. I took the first step in loving myself and being kind to myself and it was awesome! It felt amazing and it made my whole day so much brighter.
Here is a picture of me with a big smile. Something I have not seen often lately.
Now while self kindness is a great way to start a new year as well as something I will be mentioning a lot in the year to come, and something I will be encouraging everyone reading my posts to do. I wanted to start with a different article today.
Why? Might you ask. Well, this movement is not only about kindness but also about inclusion and building a supportive and loving community. A community which is a Powered Crowd for Positive change!
Because of this, I thought the story below would be a good way to officially start 365 Kindness.
In short, the story is about an event at Grand Parade in downtown Halifax for New years Eve. What makes this event special is how they made the extra effort and necessary modifications to make their event accessible to all. From ASL interpreters for people who are Deaf in the audience, to easy access for people with physical disabilities and making sure the balloons are latex free for people with allergies.
While this may seem like a lot of extra work it's something which needs to be done A LOT more often. Everyone has a right to enjoy public festivities and making changes in how community events are planned and organized makes a world of difference for a lot of people and doesn't take anything away from the people who don't need those services. In fact it adds positively to the experience because more people can come out!
Way to go Halifax for spreading some joy, empowering people with disabilities to join in on the fun and being an example for other cities.
For the Full story click here.
Love and Light to you all and until tomorrow!
***Don’t forget! You can nominate someone or something for me to feature by sending me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and soon by a P.O Box! My goal is to feature someone at least once a week!