#WATWB May 2020 and Kind20

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!

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Author: simonfalk28

Country lad, Focussing on verse.

20 thoughts on “#WATWB May 2020 and Kind20”

  1. 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.

  2. 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

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