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Be Kind to Humankind Week

8/30/2019 9:00 AM | 0 Comments

"Kindness" is not a word that easily comes to mind in these troubled days. Yet it is all around us. Every day, beyond the glare of publicity and the antics of hungry attention seekers, ordinary folk are helping others in thousands of different acts of kindness. Their deeds may be small in stature but each one of them makes life better for someone else. Sometimes, though, we pass by an opportunity to help another, not out of  meanness or lack of concern. We're just too busy, in too much of a hurry, to notice or think about it. But this month, as in every August for the past 31 years, there's a chance to put that right and to focus our minds on helping others. Be Kind to Humankind Week, which runs from August 25 to 31, encourages us all to think about what we can do for someone else without thought of reward of recognition. It was founded in 1988 by New Jerseyan Lorraine Jara after a boating accident in which a young man lost his life when passersby refused to help. Since then, ... [...]