Sometimes, as we surf the net and scroll the feeds, we absorb cyber-toxins at a rate of knots. There are days that humiliation, personal attacks, and cynicism are just too much.
So, to counter such a trend, just over three years ago, Belinda Witzenhausen and Damyanti Biswas called together a group of bloggers. From it came the We Are The World Blogfest or #WATWB.
We’re still here! This is the latest installment. We are grateful to the co-hosts. This month they are …..
Susan Scott , Lizbeth Hartz, Shilpa Garg, Mary Giese , and Damyanti Biswas.
At #WATWB we tend to give politics and religion a wide birth. Not to undermine their function or some of the good they can bring about. No, more to try and get to the heart of kindness in the course of life that can exist in simple human interactions.
The post I share this time may have arisen from a convergence of religious groups. But it is about kindness that goes beyond any of their own statues or rituals.
What I’m talking about is Kind2020. You can visit their website or Facebook page.
Basically they are suggesting we all do what is in the photo below (From their Facebook page)
If you looked up their “about us” you may find
Express and Inspire
Working to Unite Humanity Through Kindness.
#KIND20 is a global movement for social empathy and worldwide kindness. It is borne of the Coronavirus world crisis and has been created as a unifying platform to turn despair and insecurity into positivity and hope.
We invite citizens of our world to take a video expressing “What Kindness Means to You?” and share on their social media nominating at least 3 others to do the same.
If one person passes it onto just 3 others, and they in turn pass it onto 3 more eventually creating a continuum, where our world will be full of messages of kindness, hope and positivity. These could also include a positive expression or acts of kindness experienced, seen or a personal commitment of change.
By the year-end, we are confident there will be more cases of kindness, than cases of COVID19.
Please do post your stories of kindness too!
Why not check out other #WATWB posts too!
20 thoughts on “#WATWB May 2020 and Kind20”
Oh, Simon, what an absolutely lovely idea. I will do this. Thank you for connecting me to this kind opportunity.
Thanks, Lizbeth. Looking forward to your contribution too.
What could be better than “social empathy and worldwide kindness” ?
Thanks for sharing this news with us.
Yes, indeed. Thanks Dan. Thanks also for your many contributions to the same.
Fantastic idea Simon thanks for passing it on. I’ll check out that link – KIND20 – worldwide kindness and empathy 🙂
My pleasure, Susan. Thanks for your appreciation.
What a wonderful initiative Simon. Thanks for bringing KIND20 to our attention. I’m off to check it out. 🙂
You’ve already made great contributions to empathy and kindness, Debby. Thanks for offering more.
Thanks Simon. 🙂
What a lovely invitation! Thanks so much for sharing the story with us.
It is mt pleasure, Deborah. Thanks for the visit and comment.
What a great idea! Social media is too full of the unkind, so I hope this puts a dent in that. Not sure I can get myself to take a selfie video, but I’ll certainly share messages of kindness whenever possible. Thanks for bringing this to the attention of the #WATWB family, Simon.
Oh, yes. Mary, I cringe at videos of me. Sharing stories in written form is just as good.
Hi Simon – yes … totally agree with you and your commenters – a very thoughtful and appropriate #WATWB post … I don’t do FB etc … but am obviously aware. Your introduction
“Sometimes, as we surf the net and scroll the feeds, we absorb cyber-toxins at a rate of knots. There are days that humiliation, personal attacks, and cynicism are just too much.”
is just right … it’s a horrid, ‘me’ world in too many places out there … thank you for wanting to tip the balance. Take care – Hilary
Thanks, Hilary. Your blog helps tip the balance too!
I thought you may like it, Damyanti. As kindness is so much part of your life and the vision you shared with us for WATWB from the beginning.
We can never have too much kindness.
I am inclined to agree, Norah!
This is a great idea. Thanks for sharing.