November 20, 2011

Kitties and Kindness

Cat Lover No. 67 was first featured on 365 Cat Ladies on November 12, 2009, and introduced us to World Kindness Day, which takes place in November each year.

The Australian Kindness Movement describes an act of kindness as: "a spontaneous gesture of goodwill towards someone or something - our fellow humans, the animal kingdom, and the kingdom of nature. Kind words and deeds come from a state of benevolence, generated by a core response deep within all of us. When we carry out an act of kindness it is a message from one heart to another, an act of love, an unspoken 'I care' statement."

Numerous scientific studies show that acts of kindness result in significant health benefits, both physical and mental. Kindness can enhance feelings of emotional resilience, and vigor, and can reduce the unhealthy sense of isolation in both the giver AND the receiver!

So let's make every day World Kindness Day towards our fellow humans, our pets, and our planet! It's a win-win proposition.

Own a piece of 365 Cat Ladies History! Cat Lover No. 67 is now available in my Etsy shop. This mini watercolor painting is in ACEO (Art Card Editions and Originals) format, which means that the artwork size is 2.5" x 3.5", the same as a baseball card. It is hand-painted on super-heavy Arches 300-lb. acid-free cold-press watercolor paper with professional quality watercolor paints. Click here for more details.

1 comment:

Chrissykat said...

I second that... make every day Kindness Day!