Today is World Kindness Day, a global day that promotes the importance of being kind to each other , to oneself and the world at large.
World Kindness day is celebrated 13th November Every year.
The purpose of the day is to highlight and encourage good deeds in various communities and also serves as a reminder to all that simple acts of kindness have power to bring peace to the globe.
The celebration is also meant to inspire people to believe that they can make a global difference doing one act at a time.
Kind gestures include complimenting someone, surprising people with gifts, offering to help out in errands, talking to someone new, practical gratitude , volunteer among other acts that does not necessarily mean or need money.
A respondent in Awka, Mrs Amuche Ugokwe who described kindness as a virtue believes that the level of insecurity and war around the world could be reduced if not eliminated, when people begin to show a little bit of kindness to one another.
A political Analyst and Community leader, Comrade Obi Ochije while commending the proponents of the kindness day, advised politicians to start being kind early enough in their various localities rather than waiting for election period to show love to people .
He posited that since kindness does not really require financial streghnt , people should endeavour to practice kindness as it pays to do so.
For an Ambassador of Peace and Director Center For psychic Healing and Administration, Mrs Flora Ilonzo, kindness is great asset to anyone who has and shows it to people .
According to her, she is alive because of the level of kindness she had shown to people around her and to those she never knew from Adam.
Mr Ilonzo therefore encouraged Nigerians irrespective of ethnic and geographical background, to be kind to everyone as such brings about blessings from God.
The purpose of this day, celebrated on November 13 of each year, is to help everyone understand that by compassion for others is what binds people together. This understanding has the power to bridge the gap between nations.
The world is full of Kind people, but if you can’t find one, be one yourself.
Reporting by Uche Ndeke, editing by Daniel Adejo