Do you remember when was the last time you showed kindness to others?
Kindness in the dictionary is a noun which means the quality of being friendly, generous and considerate.
The most common, most random and simplest acts of kindness shown by great people in all walks of life which YOU and ME are very capable of doing too are:
- giving up your train/bus seat to those who need it more than you do
- smiling to strangers you meet at the lift/hallways
- talking to cleaners/workers in your neighbourhood and offering them food to eat while they work hard
- saying thank you and please
- sharing an umbrella to a stranded stranger when it rains
- holding the door for a person
- help to pick up things someone dropped
- help to carry things for an elderly, pregnant woman or any physically-challenged person
In appreciation of the most kind souls spreading acts of kindness all over the Little Red Dot, Singapore Kindness Movement (SKM) held an appreciation dinner on the 28th of May 2016 at The Berlin Bar, Chijmes. The daisy art installation you see in the photo above, which is a symbol of collective appreciation for all the efforts for Kindness Day SG throughout the month of May, was unveiled by the events' Guest-of-Honour, Ms Grace Fu, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, together with Mr Koh Poh Tiong, Chairman of SKM council, and Dr William Wan, General Secretary of SKM.
"It's Raining Rain Coats" was founded.
That was how #itsrainingraincoats was born. Ever since that rainy day incident, Dipa made it a habit to keep a few rain coats in her car and pass it to migrant workers she meet with or without rain. When other people heard about her story, they start donating her other goods like food and other stuff to pass to migrant workers. To date, #itsrainingraincoats have helped thousands of workers across Singapore.