Next Week is 'Random Acts of Kindness Week'

I came across this site tonight and was so intrigued I thought I'd note it here. Next week is Random Acts of Kindness Week, which was established in 1995 by the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation.

This is the Foundation's mission statement: The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation inspires people to practice kindness and to pass it on to others. We provide free educational and community ideas, guidance, and other resources to kindness participants through our website.

This is part of its "about" statement:
As people tap into their own generous human spirit and share kindness with one another, they discover for themselves the power of kindness to effect positive change. When kindness is expressed, healthy relationships are created, community connections are nourished, and people are inspired to pass kindness on.

Thanks to Anglophile Football Fanatic for her Thursday Thirteen post highlighting this holiday


  1. Hi Sandy, vermilion is a red powder that is used by Hindus to wear a dot on their forehead. Usually all Hindu ladies wear it and men wear it during worship and during festivals.

    Applying vermilion on another's forehead shows the intimacy and respect they both share. It might be sister applying it on brother or mother to son, like wise. But for a lady, only her husband is supposed to anoint the vermilion on her forehead.

    More info on the colour is found here

    In south India, vermilion is produced in large quantities mixing turmeric with lime.

  2. If only this were followed by everyone...oh what a day it would be.

  3. The "random" part seems a little weird to me. Like maybe I should be arbitrarily mean to some people too just to keep them guessing.

  4. Diesel,

    What's maybe even weirder is organizing people to do random things.

    If it works, it works. As for me and my house, we have no problem being random.


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