Ritual(s) Be Kind to Humankind Week 8/25-8/31

7 Days of Kindness and Empathy...Thanks to Lorraine Jara for this structured, concrete guide to making our immediate surroundings more loving, thoughtful and kind. Tips and links to tools for sharing with kids as well!

“Kindness is the light that dissolves all walls between souls, families, and nations.”
~Paramahansa Yogananda
“Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.”
~Desmond Tutu


Be the good--during “Be Kind to Humankind Week,” an annual celebration of kindness that is recognized globally during the last week of August every year.

Created in August of 1988 by Lorraine Jara as a week of reflection and kind thoughts of others to make this world a better place. She was inspired to do something when two men out fishing on a river in her community drowned while other boaters passed by.

The entire week aims to specifically guide people on how to be kinder human beings, and to be considerate of those around them.

Here are the Kindness days of the week. You can follow the links for a list of suggestions of kind activities for each day.

8/25 - Thoughtful Thursday

8/26 - Forgive Your Foe Friday

8/27 - Speak Kind Words Saturday

8/28 - Sacrifice Our Wants for Others’ Needs Saturday

8/29 - Motorist Consideration Monday

8/30 - Touch a Heart Tuesday

8/31 - Willing to Lend a Hand Wednesday


This is also the perfect celebration to instill kindness and empathy among young children, through example and will fun learning tools such as Kindness cards for kids, which _________ … https://bookshop.org/a/1676/9781611808346

To nurture the spirit of kindness in your life all year long, try Daily Kindness, a book of beautiful nature photography and quotes from world wisdom traditions, spiritual teachers and luminaries of all kinds. https://bookshop.org/a/1676/9781426218446


There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy.
Our own brain, our own heart is our temple;
my philosophy is kindness.
~The Dalai Lama

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