By: NobleHour Special Contributor Dolly Duplantier
We've just survived one of the longest and ugliest elections in years. Family and friends are on different sides of the fence and some are no longer speaking to each other. People are hurting and are scared about the future. The election is over and whether or not your candidate won or lost, it's time to get back to what really matters - listening to one another and treating each other with respect and kindness.
Fortunately, World Kindness Day is also this month, November 13. Let us remember who we are as a nation - we are people who come together in the face of tragedy, people who work to save their neighbors when disasters strike, and people who lend a helping hand when needed. While the election looms large, do not underestimate how small acts of kindness can truly have an immense impact. Random Acts of Kindness can make the world a better place. They can certainly change anyone's mood in a matter of seconds. Whether it's showing a stranger a simple kindness or being there for your friends and family, you can help create a better community, a better world. Start on World Kindness Day and keep it going! Here are a few suggestions to get you started!
Don't stop now! There are hundreds of simple ways to show kindness. Share your ideas with us! Are you motivated to do even more? Sign up for a free NobleHour account to find ways you can give back to your community!
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Dolly Duplantier is a freelance writer, editor, and social media specialist. She is the mother of three children, one college graduate, one in college, and one in high school. Writing about people and organizations who make a difference is one of the best aspects of her job!