Feburary 17, is Random Acts of Kindness Day and in celebration of it, I've created a set of free Instagram images for you. Click on the link below them to download and use the set however you'd like, not only to celebrate today but anytime you need encouragement for kindness.
Unless some of the random "day of" whatever holidays, this one has an unusually serious organization behind it--please check out the information below the images for more information on Kindness.org.
Click the following link to download the images: KINDNESS Images for Instagram
An organization, research, and resources dedicated to kindness
Kindness.org is their website and though it contains some things you would expect--suggested acts of kindness, stories of people doing kind acts, etc., there is an unexpected (at least it was to me) depth to it.
The site was started by Oliver Scott Curry, a PhD who teaches cognitive and evolutionary anthropology at the University of Oxford. He is part of a group called the Kind Lab that conducts research and creates programs on kindness.
This joint endeavor is a partnership between Oxford and Harvard University and joined by what they describe as a "multidisciplinary team of scientific advisors and have a community of over 400 Citizen Scientists in 45 countries.
Take time to go through their studies and programs for practical ideas on ways we can obey the Biblical commands on kindness.
On a lighter note
The Kindness.org website is a visual delight and organizational delight.
It is in the newer "block" style of website design. Many in this newer style are poorly organized and jump around without making sense. This site makes sense, is clear, and does it with whimsical graphics. Study the organization of the site as a lesson in clear presentation of both ideas and action.
From there, go to their Instagram feed which is a wonderful collection of ideas about and encouragements to kindness.
Application for us all
The Bible is clear that our God is kind, out of his kindness he saved us, and he wants us to live lives of kindness as a reflection of him.
Use today as an inspiration to practice kindness!