This article is a summary of an article that was shared on the Compumatrix Blog on World Kindness Day, Thursday November 13, 2014 ~ After an announcement by Henry James Banayat, the Founder and Executive Managing Director of Compumatrix prompted me to find out more about this special day and the humanitarian organization behind it.
What is the World Kindness Movement?
The objective of the World Kindness Movement is to inspire individuals towards greater kindness and ultimately connect entire nations to create a kinder world.
Individuals of all nations, provinces, states and cities are encouraged by the organization to set up their own kindness movements.
Being an international company with a mission to improve and enhance all life, Compumatrix supported the vision and work of the World Kindness Movement.
The history of the World Kindness Movement ~ A few excerpts from Wiki.
‘The idea of a World Kindness Movement was conceived at a Tokyo conference in 1996 when founders of the Small Kindness Movement in Japan brought together like-minded individuals from around the world who had started kindness movements in their own countries. They were led by Dr. Wataru Mori, a physician in Tokyo, who envisioned that a more compassionate and peaceful world could be achieved if a critical mass of acts of kindness was ignited.’
‘The founding members of the movement were Japan, Singapore, Australia, Canada, Thailand, the United Kingdom and the United States.’
The movement was officially launched in Singapore in November 2000 at the Third World Kindness Movement Conference, hosted by the Singapore Kindness Movement: with the most recent General Assembly being held in Sydney, Australia in September 2014.
The World Kindness Movement in my own country, Australia.
The World Kindness Movement is growing stronger by the day in Australia: The following are just a few excerpts from the Australian Kindness Movement.
‘The purpose of World Kindness Day is to look beyond ourselves, beyond the boundaries of our country, beyond our culture, our race, our religion; and realize we are citizens of the world. As world citizens we have a commonality, and must realize that if progress is to be made in human relations and endeavors, if we are to achieve the goal of peaceful coexistence, we must focus on what we have in common. When we find likenesses we begin to experience empathy, and in such a state we can fully relate to that person or those people.’
What is an ‘Act of Kindness?’
It’s not everyone in day-to-day life who is give the chance to perform extraordinary feats of kindness ~ Or has the time to visit faculties where people may be in need of care and/or companionship. So if you gravitate to the idea of BEing kind but don’t know where to begin, these are just a few simple hints given by the Australian World Kindness Movement that can easily be incorporated into your life :
- Walk around your neighborhood and simply observe the miracle of nature. Use the opportunity to greet people and/or animals you encounter along the way.
- Smile and laugh more often ~ Regardless of your mood.
- Give small tokens of your love: If you don’t have the resources to buy gifts, make them yourself. Give a flower, stone or feather ~ A poem ~ A hug.
- Plant flowers and trees. BE kind to the bees ~ They love white, yellow, blue and violet colors in particular.
- Leave bowls of water out in your garden ~ For the birds and lizards.
Something to keep in mind.
We must be realistic. We mustn’t be naive. Kindness movements can’t solve all our problems, but if they can solve some of our problems, why not use them? ~William Wan.
What can I do as a member of Compumatrix?
As an individual, committed to supporting World Peace and Planetary Healing ~ Whilst reflecting on the ideals, aims, applications and growth of the World Kindness Movement, I became aware of a deepening wish to give whatever support I could to World Kindness Day and the Movement generally.
As a founding member of Compumatrix, I realize how generously I have been ‘gifted’ my CompuCeeds ~ And so I felt no hesitation in donating some of them to such a wonderful organisation.
Compumatrix members who already relish an abundance of CompuCeeds and who share my desire to donate some of them to the humanitarian endeavors of the World Kindness Movement will bring much joy to:
- Initially ourselves as individuals, in knowing we have contributed to something truly worthy of our gesture ~ Regardless of how much we are able to give at this stage.
- All the members of Compumatrix, when through this event they are given a genuine example of how well we can ‘work’ together for a legitimate and compassionate purpose.
- Henry James Banayat as a inimitable human being, who has benevolently offered to match the total CompuCeed donation made by Compumatrix members.
- Compumatrix as a WHOLE, in knowing that the total CompuCeed donation from our Compumatrix Community will be accepted and publically acknowledged by the World Kindness Community ~ In turn contributing to the further global acceptance of the Compumatrix Virtual Currency.
- And last but not least, the World Kindness Movement.
The Cosmos ~ To be continued
The slogan for World Kindness Day might well be ‘Healing the World’ ~ Even in the smallest gesture of kindness therein lies the possibility of creating something so intrinsically wholesome, that the warmth of this healing energy will be felt by both the giver and receiver. In turn the beneficial effects on thousands of individual people will create the ‘ripple’ of healing that will be virtually endless.
My next article on the World Kindness Movement will refer to the many responses to the article on the Compumatrix Blog as well as the Cosmos: Used as the feature image of this article because this simple flower has come to symbolise the great spirit of humanitarian unity.
Compumatrix is a global, multinational, web technologies Company based in Las Vegas, Nevada, which develops solutions focusing on social media monetization, crowd funding, digital currency, digital marketing, financial technologies, payment systems and other online solutions.
Alison Lee Cousland brings all her creative skills and passion to her current position at Compumatrix, supporting the vision of Henry James Banayat: That every individual, given the opportunity to use their own special talents, can turn what they do best into a sustainable source of online income.