The Kindness Flash #43

This month’s theme: SUPPORT – Providing comfort in times of distress.


Articles of the Month

Meet 10 Young People Leading the COVID-19 Response in their Communities – We have all been thrust into a new environment. The coronavirus has made new terms like social distancing and self-isolation common, and enveloped communities around the world in fear. But even as young people face unprecedented difficulties and uncharted paths, they are rising up to make a difference.

7 Ways You Can Help People You Care About During the Pandemic – A pandemic is crippling for lots of people and businesses. But it also offers lots of opportunities to help those in need.

11 simple ways to care for each other during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic – Here are eleven ways people are talking about caring for one another while staying safe as our family, friends, colleagues and neighbours navigate COVID-19.


“The truest help we can render an afflicted man is not to take his burden from him, but to call out his best energy, that he may be able to bear the burden.”

Phillips Brooks

“Encourage, lift and strengthen one another. For the positive energy spread to one will be felt by us all. For we are connected, one and all.”

Deborah Day

“He stands erect by bending over the fallen. He rises by lifting others.”

Robert Green Ingersoll


Act of Kindness

Reach out to someone who may be going through a tough time. Offering support will not only lift their spirits but will lift yours as well.


Question of the Month

What’s a creative way you can support someone during these trying times? Share here or in the comments below.


Kindness Media

Photo of the Month

Support at its finest. Share your message of thanks and support.

Songs of the Month

An inspiring song dedicated to thousands of front line medical and non-medical workers all over the world who are taking care of our communities in so many ways.

A motivational song telling us to fight and never falter, because we are warriors.

The song gives the message of hope to all those who are putting their lives on the line to fight this virus and help us rise up against it.

Videos of the Month

A beautiful global digital collaboration to spread hope and love during such trying times.

This inspirational video is a tribute to healthcare workers like nurses and doctors; to truckers driving overnight with essential supplies; to restaurant and grocery workers making sure we have food on the table; and to all those on the front lines risking their lives so we can be safe.

Books of the Month

The Art of Helping Others: Being Around, Being There, Being Wise – Mark K. Smith & Heather Smith – When searching for someone to help them reflect upon and improve their lives, people tend to be drawn towards those who are compassionate, committed and wise. This book is aimed at those who recognise these qualities in themselves and wish to develop their capacity to engage with and help others.

The Authenticity Project – Clare Pooley – It’s a heartwarming, laughter-and-tears story about the value of friendships and the importance of reaching out to each other.

The Breaking News – Sarah Lynne Reul – The Breaking News by Sarah Lynne Reul touches on themes of community, resilience, and optimism with an authenticity that will resonate with readers young and old.

Have You Filled a Bucket Today? – Carol McCloud – While using a simple metaphor of a bucket and a dipper, author Carol McCloud illustrates that when we choose to be kind, we not only fill the buckets of those around us, but also fill our OWN bucket!

Errol’s Garden – Gillian Hibbs – A heart-warming and inclusive tale about how one small boy’s dream of a garden unites a diverse community in a positive and enriching experience for everyone.


The Daily Kindness Digest #1079

Kindness Quote

“In times of crisis, people reach for meaning. Meaning is strength. Our survival may depend on our seeking and finding it.”

Viktor E. Frankl

Act of Kindness

Send an interesting article to a friend.

Positive Affirmation

Today I give love, show love and embrace love in every way.

Kindness Media

Volunteers lend invisible hand during coronavirus.

The Daily Kindness Digest #1078

Kindness Quote

“Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.”

James Matthew Barrie

Act of Kindness

Tell someone you know that you are proud of them.

Positive Affirmation

Today I am eager to inspire kindness in the hearts and minds of others.

Kindness Media

People are helping the elderly during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Daily Kindness Digest #1077

Kindness Quote

“Through each crisis in my life, with acceptance and hope, in a single defining moment, I finally gained the courage to do things differently.”

Sharon E. Rainey

Act of Kindness

Arrange to have a cup of tea and virtual catch up with someone you know.

Positive Affirmation

Today I am determined and motivated to push forward in spite of adversity.

Kindness Media

Kindness Committee helps neighbors in need.

The Daily Kindness Digest #1076

Kindness Quote

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.”

Mark Twain

Act of Kindness

Tell a family member how much you love and appreciate them.

Positive Affirmation

Today I choose to tell someone I love them. Making sure they know I care is a good way of getting closer despite the distance.

Kindness Media

With everything that is going on in the world, sometimes its best to pause and remember the simple prayer of a father and daughter for “life to be kind”.

The Daily Kindness Digest #1075

Kindness Quote

“In time of crisis people want to know that you care, more than they care what you know.”

Will Rogers

Act of Kindness

Call a friend that you haven’t spoken to for a while.

Positive Affirmation

Today I will show my LOVE! My family and friends will know how much I appreciate and care about them.

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Showing kindness amid coronavirus outbreak.

The Daily Kindness Digest #1074

Kindness Quote

“Only God can turn a mess into a message, a test into a testimony, a trial into a triumph, and a victim into a victory.”

Nishan Panwar

Act of Kindness

Take a few minutes each day to thank God for all the amazing things He bestows on you. If you aren’t religious, thanking those around you or sending up an anonymous thank-you can be just as powerful.

Positive Affirmation

Today I am filled with gratitude and kindness for another day on this earth.

Kindness Media

Take Part in Global Digital Kindness Collaborations

The Daily Kindness Digest #1073

Kindness Quote

“I know what I have to do now, I’ve got to keep breathing because tomorrow the sun will rise. Who knows what the tide could bring?”

Tom Hanks

Act of Kindness

Send a motivational text to a friend who is struggling.

Positive Affirmation

Today I combine strength and kindness to embody the best version of myself.

Kindness Media

Mom and son write kind messages to community.

The Daily Kindness Digest #1072

Kindness Quote

“If you think about what you ought to do for other people, your character will take care of itself.”

Woodrow Wilson

Act of Kindness

Tell someone you know why you are thankful for them.

Positive Affirmation

Today I am thankful for the people that have been placed in my life.

Kindness Media

Missouri Sanitation Worker honored for random act of kindness.

The Daily Kindness Digest #1071

Kindness Quote

“I shall pass this way but once; any good that I can do or any kindness I can show to any human being; let me do it now.”

Etienne de Grellet

Act of Kindness

Motivate someone today with positive language! Compliment their effort and encourage them to keep up the good work. Motivation builds confidence.

Positive Affirmation

Today I am fueled by positivity!

Kindness Media

Macomb County restaurant prepares free lunches for children.

The Daily Kindness Digest #1070

Kindness Quote

“Because that’s what kindness is. It’s not doing something for someone else because they can’t, but because you can.”

Andrew Iskander

Act of Kindness

Randomly pick a person from your contact list and send them an uplifting text. What a great way to to bring a smile to their face!

Positive Affirmation

Today I represent kindness. I share the great warmth in my heart with the world.

Kindness Media

Locals taking care of one another in time of crisis.

The Daily Kindness Digest #1069

Kindness Quote

“The world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love as unconditionally as a dog.”

MK Clinton

Act of Kindness

Adopt a pet from an animal shelter. There are so many pets that would love a place to call home.

Positive Affirmation

Today I will remind myself that each of my acts of kindness are helping to make the world a better place.

Kindness Media

A beautiful global digital collaboration to spread hope and love during such trying times.

The Daily Kindness Digest #1068

Kindness Quote

“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.”

Marie Curie

Act of Kindness

Lend your ear – call a colleague and ask how they’re finding the change in routine.

Positive Affirmation

Today I will rekindle an old friendship by taking the time to have a conversation with someone I haven’t spoken to in a while!

Kindness Media

Kids create tunnel of kindness for helpers and heroes.

The Daily Kindness Digest #1067

Kindness Quote

“In this midst of this catastrophe, more than looking in to find serenity we need to look out for one another to practice humanity.”

Abhijit Naskar

Act of Kindness

Drop off a wholesome dinner to an exhausted, overwhelmed parent. Include a note letting him or her know that they are doing a fantastic job!

Positive Affirmation

Today I offer support. I know how important it is to help someone in need.

Kindness Media

How kindness can boost your immune system and make you happier.

The Daily Kindness Digest #1066

Kindness Quote

“Families are the compass that guides us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter.”

Brad Henry

Act of Kindness

Slip a gratitude note under your parent’s, sibling’s, or roommate’s door. You may end up finding that the coolest pen pal has been living under the same roof all along.

Positive Affirmation

Today I clearly see all there is to be grateful for in life.Through gratitude my world expands.

Kindness Media

An inspiring story about Gratitude.

The Daily Kindness Digest #1065

Kindness Quote

“Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got.”

Janis Joplin

Act of Kindness

Make a cup of tea for someone you live with.

Positive Affirmation

Today I am KIND! I am one piece of a puzzle that creates the world. My job is to do my part to make the world a great place.

Kindness Media

Helping homeless dogs with a bit of kindness.