This week is Mental Health Awareness Week with the theme for this year being kindness, which couldn’t be timed better given our current situation.
What is Kindness? ‘the quality of being friendly, generous and considerate’
Kindness is a powerful quality, it connects us to humanity. It is a form of communicating a demonstration of acknowledgement and recognition, it strengthens relationships and contributes to our overall wellbeing.
Giving your time, your words, your presence they are all recognised as ways to be kind.
During this current climate, we are seeing an outpouring of kindness as we live through this pandemic. People donating their time and resources to their neighbours and communities, there has been a surge in fundraising and huge demonstrations of support such as painting rainbows and clapping for the NHS.
When we look back on 2020 and the sacrifices and the losses we faced, I hope we can too reflect on the acts of kindness that connected us as individuals and as communities so we can emerge from this pandemic feeling more connected and perhaps ask ourselves what we did to be kind?