February 17th is Random Act of Kindness Day and this week Is Random Acts of Kindness week (Feb. 18th-22nd). So what is a random act of kindness? A random act of kindness is a non-premeditated, inconsistent action designed to offer kindness towards the outside world. The phrase "practice random kindness and senseless acts of beauty" was written by Anne Herbert on a placemat in Sausalito, California in 1982 and it has inspired many.
For more information on this topic, visit https://www.randomactsofkindness.org/ and take a look at these sources:
- Hornstein, H. A. (1976). Cruelty and kindness: a new look at aggression and altruism. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall.
Call number: 152.4 H784c
- Norton, D. (1983). Philosophies of love. Totowa, NJ: Rowman & Allanheld.
Call number: 128.4 N822p
- The Science of Kindness: https://youtu.be/O9UByLyOjBM
- TEDxOCALA | Kindess is the Cure: https://youtu.be/Pg3P1U37Avs