NOVEMBER IS PHILOPTOCHOS “KINDNESS COUNTS” MONTH
November 13th is World Kindness Day
KINDNESS COUNTS! Spreading kindness through philanthropy, fellowship, and faith in action!
“Kindness Counts” is an initiative that was presented at the 2020 virtual National Philoptochos Biennial Convention. The definition of kindness as a noun is: “ the quality of being friendly, generous and considerate.” Kindness, as an action, can change lives! This initiative is timely in that the challenges we have faced in recent months with the COVID-19 pandemic, have necessitated and yes, required us, to be friendly, generous and considerate of family & friends, neighbors and strangers alike. In these tumultuous times we live in, simple human kindness is needed now more than ever.
It’s been said that kindness is love with work boots on and through our ‘army of agape’ as His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros has described our ministry, we can spread kindness through acts large and small. Kindness also doesn’t have to cost a cent; people are the currency of kindness! So what do we want our members to do? We need you to: create acts of kindness, initiate acts of kindness and find acts of kindness. Involve all age groups in your parishes and communities in this initiative since everyone has the capacity to be kind. We are asking chapters to submit photos and articles that are “A-OK”: Acts of Kindness. These acts can be from the past few months (and moving forward) as we know many beautiful and compassionate examples of kindness were performed during this unprecedented time in our lives. Please share the ways you are creating kindness as we know that kindness is contagious. We want to highlight these acts on our social platforms and publications, so send your submissions to National Philoptochos at email@example.com with “Kindness Counts” in the subject field.