B Kinder Day
In today’s world, kindness may seem like a dying art form. B Kinder Day is an opportunity to spread kindness in the world.
B Kinder Day honors a young girl who was kind and generous to her community.
B Kinder Day was named after Billie Kinder (12 years old), a happy, cheerful and kind 12-year-old girl. Billie, a Year 6 student at Arndell Anglican College Oakville, NSW, Australia, had just received a scholarship to high school by the school. They were known for their compassion, love, and caring nature towards those they came into contact with.
Bille was killed in an accident while riding horses. Danny Mayson-Kinder was her mother and she decided to create B Kinder Day in memory of her daughter to inspire children to make a positive difference in the world.
Children in schools will discuss kindness and create “Fly High Billie,” greeting cards. They then deliver the cards to local nursing homes. This day, children plant flowers in their local communities and perform secret acts of kindness to those they love.
B Kinder Day promotes hope, empathy and positive change in the world. B Kinder Day’s purpose is to demonstrate the ripple effects of kindness. The event was started in hopes that schools around the globe would take part.
Arndell Anglican College has a B Kinder Workbook that children can use to learn kindness. These workbooks show new ways to build healthy relationships with others. These workbooks also help children to be more aware of their feelings and thoughts so that they can make positive changes in their communities. This workbook is a glimpse into Billie’s life and how she made change happen for the people she loved.
Spread kindness to your family and friends on B Kinder Day. Make a “Fly High Billie‚Äù greeting card and send it to someone you care about. Send hugs, compliments, and empathy to others.
Volunteer for a charity you care about. Invite your family and friends to a picnic or lunch. You can offer your seat on the train or bus to someone else. Listen to what you have to say and give advice. You can be kind in many ways and practice kindness every day to make yourself and others feel better.
You can use B Kinder Day to ask teachers or other staff members at childcare centers or other establishments that care for children to present a project or exercise about kindness. In the lead-up to the day you could ask all the children to perform a kind deed, then tell the rest of class about it. This approach doesn’t require you to be a child. Your household can commit to doing kindnesses and sharing them with others. A little bit of kindness can go a long way and there’s no better way to remember Billie Kinder.
You can not only use the day to do kindness acts for yourself but you can also read about other stories of kindness from the past. You can find amazing acts of kindness by doing a little research online. These acts of kindness will warm your heart. These are our top picks to get you started.
A Catania, Italy IKEA store welcomed stray dogs to its doors so they could sleep on its rugs in the winter.
Karen Jones was concerned that Ollie would not get many birthday cards in 2016. His mother worried that Ollie, an autistic boy, would not receive many cards from his friends and family. She posted a plea on a Facebook community page and was stunned to see that over 20,000 messages, cards and presents had been sent from all over the globe!
Marlee Pack received news that she had a rare type of soft tissue cancer. She had to have extensive chemotherapy and had to miss a lot school. The nine-year old was concerned about being the only one with a shaved-head when she returned home. Her best friend, however, decided to shave her own head so that she wouldn’t be the only one. The amazing act of kindness resulted in other school students shaving their heads too, so they could all stand together. It was called Be Bold, Be Brave, Go Bald. More than $25,000 was raised to support childhood cancer research.
Harold Jellicoe Percival, 99 years old, died in a nursing facility on March 13, 2013. His funeral was not attended by any of his family members. Over 200 people showed up to pay respects to the veteran after a notice was posted in the local paper.