Throughout the month of Kindvember, Ohio’s Hospice and its affiliates have worked to Scatter Kindness™ with patients, families, each other and the communities they serve. Kindvember is an initiative to celebrate and honor the importance of kindness in our mission and to each other.
This week’s Kindvember theme is doing good. We are inspired by a quote from David Henry Thoreau, an American writer, “Be not simply good – be good for something.”
At Ohio’s Hospice, we care for each patient and family with kindness and compassion. The end of life can have difficult and emotional moments, and we work to celebrate the lives of those we have the privilege of serving by providing superior care and superior services to each patient and family.
There is a difference between being nice and being kind. We strive to offer kindness in every interaction; it is at the heart of everything we do. We know that showing kindness, big or small, makes a difference.
This week, we encourage you to offer kindness in any way you can. Below are some ideas on how to Scatter Kindness throughout the week.
- Kindness Challenge: Learn a new skill and practice it this month.
- Kindness in Action: Listen when someone else is speaking. This simple act can show that you are engaged with someone.
- Be Kind to Yourself: Go for a walk or a bike ride at a park or around your neighborhood.
- Kindness in Action: Share a handwritten note with someone expressing your appreciation. A handwritten note can be a simple way to brighten someone’s day.
- Volunteer Kindness: Help a loved one with a project at home.
- Kindness in Action: Reconnect with an old friend. Reaching out to them is a simple gesture that can show you’re thinking about them.
You are welcome to share these ideas, freely and often, as we Scatter Kindness around the world!
Share Your Kindness
As you work to Scatter Kindness, we would love to see your kindness in action. If you would like to share your acts of kindness or kindness from others, please use the hashtags #Kindvember and #ScatterKindness.