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Feel Good Friday: World Kindness Day
Tomorrow is World Kindness Day!
We encourage you to do one small act of kindness for someone, whether that be giving them a hug, writing them a thoughtful note, or lending them a hand with a particular task - do something to show them that you care!
Acts of kindness can have a ripple effect and help to boost our mood and make us smile. Like this recent story of five Sikh men in British Columbia who tied their turbans together to save two hikers who had fallen. This selfless act of heroism has since become a global news story and has inspired people across the world to be kind and help one another. I for one was really moved by this story. The fact that five young men banded together in a time of crisis and removed an article of clothing that is culturally and religiously significant to them to help two complete strangers. Like wow. This story has shone a light on the Sikh culture, allowing it to be seen and celebrated, and has served as a reminder that heroes can be anyone, no matter their race, culture, age or religion.
Choose kindness every day but especially on World Kindness Day!
The idea of Feel Good Fridays started because we believe the simple things that bring a smile to our face are some of the best things. Smiling and laughing have been proven to reduce stress in our lives! When we smile or laugh it releases neurotransmitters in our brain called endorphins, which are in charge of making us happy and helping to relieve stress.
Remember to check back for our next Feel Good Friday!
Elora is no stranger to mindyourmind. In 2015, she started as a volunteer and a few years later, she joined the team. After finishing her Bachelor of Social Work degree, Elora returned to mindyourmind and now acts as an Outreach Facilitator. She is passionate about mental health advocacy and her lived/living experience allows her to bring a unique perspective to the work mindyourmind does.
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