By Greg Elwin, Kiwanis Club of Mill Creek Media Relations Coordinator.
The mission of the Kiwanis of Mill Creek is to empower our members to improve our community by making lasting differences in the lives of children.
This starts with kindness. Kindness to each other creates the bond of community, and community helps us all lead safe, happy and fulfilling lives!
Our “Kindness Wall” is intended to bring acts of kindness to the community, but COVID has put an end to all of that, so instead, we share our Kindness Wall with all of you – virtually.
This week’s act of kindness!
A little-known special day occurs on October 9th each year – Curious Events Day!
“What is Curious Events Day?” you ask. The origins of this ‘holiday’ are unknown, but we know it has been passed on for generations (or at least a few years!).
It is thought that the event creators wanted everyone to stop worrying about the little things in life and pay close attention to the unexplained, baffling and strange mysteries of the world – like why do we park in the driveway and drive on the parkway? Or bigger mysteries, like the Loch Ness monster or Bigfoot. All things that cause us to scratch our heads and ask “How?” or “Why?” or “Who?” or “Really…?”
So in this spirit, we present to you this week’s kindness act, with a focus on the “Who?”
Put a Post-It note with a positive message like, "Today will be awesome" on a random door.
This door can be a neighbor’s front door; the office door of a co-worker (for those of you who go to an office!); a home office door; the bedroom door of a family member; or any door that strikes you!
This will leave your random person looking around and asking themselves “Who left this on my door?” In the spirit of October 9th, we sure hope they’ll say “What a curious thing to do.”
And if our act of kindness is received as intended, they’ll certainly say “Today is going to be an awesome day!”
We would love to hear about how you were able to take this simple act and make a difference! Please share this in the reader comments section here and on your social media pages. You can find us on Facebook.