Posted by Kim Coleman on January 13th, 2017
Wyoming is a state that takes care of our own. We understand the importance of a nod, a smile, a hug, and a kind gesture. Sometimes the hardest part is noticing the acts of kindness going on in the busy world around us. That’s why a small group called Kindness Wyoming is helping to promote a week that will be seen and felt by people in Wyoming and all across the globe.
We invite you to join us in Random Acts of Kindness Week from February 12-18, 2017. Participating in this week ranges from noticing and practicing kindness around you to entire cities coming together to complete millions of acts of kindness.
Kindness Wyoming is encouraging Wyoming schools and groups to participate by actively discussing and completing acts of kindness. Governor Matt Mead will sign a proclamation making it the official Wyoming Random Acts of Kindness Week and Wyoming State Superintendent Jillian Balow is encouraging schools to find a way to join in the effort. There is no cost to participate, just get the acts of kindness ball rolling in your school or office!
Here are a few ways to get involved:
1. Challenge your office, school, or classroom to a certain number of Random Acts of Kindness. We believe everyone could accomplish at least 307 Random Acts of Kindness in honor of Wyoming’s area code, but the sky is the limit! Then come up with a system to track acts of kindness and celebrate success.
2. Offer a special lesson staff training / meeting, plan, video, or assembly on the power of kindness.
3. Pick an activity that everyone in the can participate in as an act of kindness. Take a video of the act and share it with your community (and with us!).
4. Have your boss, teacher, or Board of Directors brainstorm ways to promote kindness and celebrate Random Acts of Kindness in your school.
We recognize that every organization has unique resources, employees, students, and leaders, so we encourage you to explore your own creative ideas and opportunities for celebrating Random Acts of Kindness Week.
May we all contribute to a kind world around us.
You don't need to wait until Random Acts of Kindness Week to be kind.