The King of Kindness

If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way. – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

We honor the memory and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by remembering and acting upon his message of kindness. Dr. King was a leader in the Civil Rights Movement, who promoted nonviolent protest and made an unmeasurable impact upon the hearts and minds of the country. While we take time to celebrate and recognize him every January, know that his message of kindness and respect rings true every day.

Even the smallest act of kindness can make a big difference in the world. As Dr. King said, even small things when done with a true heart full of love and compassion can be done in a great way.

Here are some other quotes from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to inspire your acts of kindness:

No work is insignificant. All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.

Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’

An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.

A kind smile, holding the door open for someone, saying “please” and “thank you,” helping someone pick up dropped items and giving up your seat for someone are all easy and small acts of kindness that make a big difference. Not only that, but kindness is contagious! If you perform a kind act for someone, they will then feel good and will often continue the kind act for someone else in another way. Your one kind act could cause a ripple effect spreading far beyond your small gesture.

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we challenge you to complete one small act of kindness every day this week. See the positive impact that your moment of kindness can create and don’t forget to head over to our Kindness Counter to count your kind!

Let’s continue to make kindness contagious!

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