SADD sponsors World Kindness Day at JMHS


World Kindness Day was Saturday November 13, 2021. As we were not in school that day, SADD  celebrated World Kindness Day on Friday November 12 at school. SADD is advised by Mrs. Morelli and Mrs. Reyes.  Students were asked to wear BLUE on Friday to celebrate kindness and to highlight bullying prevention to stand in solidarity with those who experience bullying in all its forms. The color blue was chosen because in many cultures it is seen as bringing calmness and peace, as well as importance and confidence.  Students read messages each day over the announcements leading up to and including Friday

The purpose of World Kindness Day as outlined by the World Kindness Movement is “to highlight good deeds in the community focusing on the positive power and the common thread of kindness which binds us.” Since its creation more than two decades ago, the day has achieved truly global notice; events associated with the day have attracted participants from every inhabited continent.  Don’t forget to wear blue on Friday!

The objective of World Kindness Day is to spread kindness with small gestures. The main tradition of the day is to be kind and to try and encourage kindness to prevail over hatred. Whether it’s helping out someone with chores, taking the time out to ask how someone is doing, or complimenting someone, the name of the game is kindness, and we all have it in us.  

5 facts about kindness

  • Start with children:
    One in four children in the U.S. experience bullying at school on a regular basis — teaching kids to be kind to everyone, even if they’re different, and to stand up to bullying when they see it, turns them into brave and kind adults.
  • A day of unity:
    Over 28 nations participate in World Kindness Day.  
  • It pays to be kind:
    People who are constantly kind produce 23% less cortisol, which is the stress hormone — because of the lower levels of stress, people who practice kindness age slower than the average population.
  • Kindness is contagious:
    Researchers from the Stanford Social Neuroscience Laboratory found that when people see someone else being kind, they are more likely to act kindly towards others themselves.
  • It lowers blood pressure:
    Emotional warmth releases the hormone oxytocin, which dilates the blood vessels and therefore lowers your blood pressure.

Celebrate World Kindness day today and every day.  Small gestures make big changes!  Give someone a nice compliment today, help someone with their work, hold a door for someone, and share your smile!