This woman is helping others celebrate World Kindness Day year-round. Jaclyn Lindsey is a co-founder of Kindness.org, a nonprofit encouraging people to use small acts of kindness to make big changes in the world.
“Take a kind act. Choose action. And say yes to kindness,” she explained. “Some people are coming, needing to find inspiration of self-care and kindness to self. Some are looking for way to connect to family or reconnect with old friends.”
The organization started in 2016 and now has communities in nearly 200 countries, performing acts of kindness and studying the effects on different communities.
“We are humbled and overwhelmed by the response we’re hearing from letters, through Facebook, through email handle on our site, of people sharing these one-off experiences that they’ve had by participating in the kind acts we recommend,” Lindsey explained.
This year, the organization is challenging people to build “kindness walls” for World Kindness Day on November 13.
“We have a strong belief that the words we say matter,” Lindsey explained. “And we wanted people to think about the words they’re choosing.”
She also says the word “kindness” is too often labeled as feminine but her mission is to prove that kindness is universal and human.