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November 13: World Day of Kindness
« on: November 13, 2010, 11:45:51 PM »
Today the world celebrates the day of kindness.

13th of November is officially the World Day of Kindness. Acts of kindness, sensitivity and compassion for others on this day especially welcome.

On this day 12 years ago in Tokyo was the first conference of the World Movement for kindness.  Australia, Canada, Japan, Thailand, Singapore, UK, and USA participated. Every year this positive movement adds more new friendly countries.

The symbol of the holiday was created by French artist Oreole - an open heart. On this day is common to say to your close people your kind words and give flowers. The official flower of Day of kindness not decided yet, but on this day, as a rule, do not give pompous roses, but the modest daisies.

In support of the motion for the kindness stands researchers and scientists. For example, scientists at Michigan State University (USA) proved that good people live longer and suffer less. After five years of experiments with several hundreds of couples, they found that partners who show attention and concern towards each other is hurt less.

Besides, good things invariably come with  development of  endorphins in the body -  hormones of happiness. When a person helps another person, its brain produces a large amount of endorphins, known as a great natural pain reliever. Endorphins have a calming effect and neutralize the effects of stress, ease the depression. Compassion and kindness - a great way to combat loneliness and hostility towards others. Finally, responsiveness is accompanied by sincere enthusiasm, bordering with euphoria, because of hormone serotonin, which regulates our mood.

Japanese scientists found a direct relationship between the amount of  good deeds and the level of happiness. Accustomed to doing good for people, the world is seen more in the rainbow colors. As a rule, the kind people in the way of life - it's the incorrigible optimists who doesn't know what it means to be led by the melancholy and depression.

Give flowers to your loved ones on this day.
Smile.
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November 13: World Day of Kindness in Russia 2009
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2010, 02:48:12 PM »
What is kindness in Russia? There was no day of kindness in my day.

In Russia, World Kindness Day was first held in Nov. 13, 2009  in Moscow on Manege Square. A  flash mob took place, initiated by the magazine "Psychologies". 
Many lot of people Gathered in the square wanting to join the global movement. At 11.00 everyone who came joined hands, forming thereby a circle in the center of which was the World Globe Clock. This served as a symbolic gesture of solidarity with the world and those countries, which also honor the Day of Kindness.

On the same day in Moscow,  Starbucks stores organized "Post Points Compassion," where people were invited to write  personal letters to residents of nursing homes and send  a few warm words of support and participation. By the evening of 13 November more than 500 letters were sent to two hundred residents  of Tula and the Vladimir region.
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November 13: World Day of Kindness in Russia 2010
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2010, 02:51:43 PM »
World Day of Kindness in Russia 2010

A festival of kindness and miracles has kicked off in the capital to spread a mood of love among Muscovites.
In 2010, Moscow marked “Random Acts of Kindness Day,” an international holiday when people are supposed to be kind to anyone without expecting any gratitude back.

As part of the event, a monument to this holiday – a large dandelion with human palms instead of florets – was unveiled in central Moscow on St. Andrew's bridge. According to legend, if you put your palm on one of the dandelion’s palms, your secret wish will come true.

Sculptor Grigory Pototsky says the flower has a very special meaning.

“The dandelion is a symbol of kindness. The wind will spread the seeds of the flower all over the world and kindness will grow – from Moscow, from Russia with love!”

A lot of people showed up on St. Andrew's bridge in the morning to party and boast their  orange hats.

The project was organized by a group of friends who wanted to brighten the winter days in Russia’s capital.

“We hope that lovers and friends will come here, make a wish and place a ribbon on the dandelion. And then their wish will come true,” project organizer Ekaterina Khachaturova.

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Re: November 13: World Day of Kindness
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2010, 03:56:47 PM »
[b][size=14pt]"A kind word is like a Spring day." [/size]
Russian Proverb[/b]
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Kind word
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2010, 06:46:10 PM »
In Russian we say:
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Доброе слово и кошке приятно! [/size]

[size=12pt]A kind word is pleasant even to a cat! [/size]
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Re: November 13: World Day of Kindness
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2010, 01:18:38 AM »
Let's always give a kind word to the cat!

The troops are ready for
President Medvedev, but are the military dogs ready for the cat?

Nice kitty, kitty!