The Kindness Conversation: Random Acts of Kindness Prevalent in the United Kingdom
“Across the UK there are countless individuals who are kind, courteous and brave in the face of adversity. Many require no recognition, or receive it. However, we need to remind those who are dispirited that consideration for others does exist.”
Before the UK Kindness Movement was mainstream, there was a mini “Karma Army” in the UK, going by the name Join Me. It all started with an ad placed in a local London paper back in 2002 by a man named Danny Wallace:
“The Karma Army has now been going for getting on ten years… good people committed to performing one random act of kindness a week, being nice for the sake of… well… just being nice.”
Talk about Guerilla Goodness! Wallace even published a book about the “kindness cult” that was “started by accident.” Accident or not, The Join Me Blog has given UK do-gooders a place to connect and share… an idea we can totally get behind.
Both intentional and random acts of kindness take on countless shapes and forms; each with a different mission, each with its own inspired purpose, each a story in itself. All of them good. We are happy be a part of this emerging conversation and even more excited to be on the forefront of the global movement with the simple message: it’s time to be kind.
Do you need to feel good? Do you want to be reminded that there is some really amazingly good stuff happening in the world? Then check in on the Boom Boom! Community, at http://boomboomcards.com, the worldwide place to meet, connect, and share kindness stories.
Keep spreading kindness.