Monday, February 17th is Also President’s Day


Hello Boomers and all seniors, and welcome to a new week.  Bet you didn’t know this, but Monday, February 17, 2020 is not only President’s Day but also Random Acts of Kindness Day.  


This movement is growing each year to encourage kindness, respect and honor.  In New Zealand, where the day originated, Random Acts of Kindness Day is celebrated on September 1st.  However, it is also recognized by some on other days throughout the year.  When doing my research, here in the U.S. it’s February 17th.  


Here’s the note and exclamation point I would like to make, everyday should be Random Acts of Kindness Day.  Not only do the acts of kindness bring joy to the recipient, but it spreads positive reactions to the giver, as well.  In any case, here at BoomerGal, we are of the opinion this is something that can and should be practiced every day of the year.


Case in point, my acts of kindness paid off ten-fold this past week.  Over the Christmas holidays we mailed out cards to my parent’s physicians and nursing caregivers thanking them for the care of my parents.  This past week, we needed a rush document to be signed by their physician and we were told by his staff that he would do whatever we needed in light of how kind I was with my thankyou’s.  Not sure we would have gotten it otherwise.  Just take a moment today and tomorrow and think of what you can do to put forth a gesture of kindness to improve your relationship with someone.


Please follow us this week on our blogs as we’re going to explore more about kindness and inspiration.  Part of staying relevant as boomers, is to show the world what kindness is and can be.  


“Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see”

Mark Twain