GALIANO HEALTH CARE SOCIETY
Date: March 11, 2013
Re: Random Acts of Kindness Week on Galiano Island
The GHCS mental health committee is organizing Random Acts of Kindness Week May 5-11 in recognition of Mental Health Week 2013.
Acts of kindness are a special sort of good manners; those of looking outside yourself, and having empathy towards and awareness of the experiences of those around you. Life is full of stress. At work, at school, in traffic, at the grocery store, we regularly bump up against the sharp edges of someone who is angry and hurt; and often our day is darkened as we absorb some of their frustration, even bring it home at the end of the day and let it affect our relationships with family and friends.
Sometimes we forget that the reverse is just as true; a friendly smile from a stranger, a cheerful phone call from a friend, a compliment from a workmate, or a small unexpected gift [Read More…]