Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
~ Leo Buscaglia
In the midst of worldwide self-quarantine, shutdowns, lockdowns, and fear-mongering headlines, how do we find hope and connection?
While people everywhere are practicing social distancing and staying inside because of the Coronavirus outbreak, we’re encouraged by increasing signs of a “kindness’ outbreak across the globe. Surfacing amidst the fear, isolation, and uncertainty are acts of community, support, and hope. People are coming together to sing on balconies in Italy, others are setting up groups to offer support to the elderly or vulnerable – like collecting groceries or calling them for a chat (see article below).
We’ve heard stories of people having virtual movie nights and creating choreographed dances over video chat to share with the world. Every act of love, patience, and compassion, no matter how small can make a world of difference to so many.
Along Comes Arthur “Looking for Good”
Isn’t it about time for some good news? Is kindness becoming contagious? We believe a kinder world is possible in good times and bad, and we believe that the time is now to challenge the gloom & doom headlines by using our virtual podium to showcase the power of compassion. And this is where Arthur, our long-time, unheralded member of Team 360° and “Editor-at-Large” comes in. Showing his true colors, he’s volunteered to travel the world amidst the chaos in search of random acts of kindness. Starting today, Arthur’s dispatches from the frontlines of humanity will be shared with you within our Comments section below.
Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
But Arthur Can’t Do It Alone
While his tireless efforts are commendable, Arthur needs your help. He’s asking you—our loyal global audience—to step up and share your stories of random acts of kindness witnessed, learned about, conjured up or participated in, no matter how small. There’s no shortage of reasons to be stressed and afraid nowadays, but equally, there are many glimmers of hope and positivity worth savoring and sharing. Won’t you now join Arthur as we work together to rediscover humanity at its very best?
PLEASE SHARE your kindness stories below as we join forces with Arthur to rise by lifting others ⤵︎