2020 World Kindness Day

This Friday, 11/13, is World Kindness Day.  As an effort to spread kindness our Prevention team has been working hard to implement kindness affirmations in the schools we work in, our CFLR office, and throughout social media.  We all know times are tough for many people and you never know who just needs a kind act or word.  I promise you that any effort put into being kind to someone else, you will not regret.  Regardless of race, culture, ethnicity, beliefs, etc, everyone deserves, and could use, an act of kindness these days.

~Kristina Lindberg, CFLR Prevention Specialist




Put on some ‘feel-good’ music, get out your craft supplies, and get creative! Painting is a really good way to relax and rocks are everywhere!! You can paint kind words or pictures and put them on neighbors porches, decorate your home, or pass them to friends to spread kindness. Remember, no act is too small.

-The Prevention Team















Happy World Kindness Day!
Thank you to everyone who is doing their part to spread kindness!

Here are some ways you can continue to show your kindness:
• Ask someone how they’re doing
• Tell someone something you like about them
• Buy the order of the car behind you in a drive thru (if your able)
• Let others know what they mean to you
• Hold the door for the person behind you
• Send a letter to a friend
• Buy a gift
• Bake for someone
• Smile at others you pass by (it’s hard with masks but even with your eyes or saying hello can make someone feel seen)
• And so much more!! Be creative!

Don’t forget, being kind to yourself is one of the most important things you can do to show your self-respect. It will also be easier to be kind to others when your kind to yourself. Have a Good Day!!

-The Prevention Team

Kindness is an act of love, and when we show kindness to ourselves by being gentle, compassionate, encouraging, supportive, and accepting of who we are at this exact moment, unapologetically… the ability to show kindness to others becomes a thoughtless action. Experiencing the serenity that is born from showing kindness to yourself, makes offering kindness to others an effortless gift.

How can you show yourself kindness today?

• Buy flowers for yourself
• Send yourself a Thank You card for all the ways you show up for you and others
• Take yourself out to dinner or a cup of coffee
• Draw yourself a hot bath and put on the comfiest jammies you own

After you show yourself kindness and recharge with some much needed self-care, pay an act of kindness forward…..a simple hello and smile to a stranger as you pass by is all it takes for the ripple of kindness to begin…..

“Kindness is the ability to know what the right thing to do is and having the courage to do it!"




"How beautiful a day can be when kindness touches it!"

-George Elliston

The Recovery & Family Support Navigation Staff (Ambi, Erin, Katie, Michelle, Tim, Sarah, Bonnie)……

Wish you a beautiful day wrapped in sunshine & kindness.

Our CFLR Herkimer PINS Unit shared kindness by treating each other to snacks/drinks from the office. Let’s keep spreading kindness everywhere!

(From left to right: PINS Counselor Heidi Gates, FSW Keshonna Griffith-Gabeaud, FSW Gracie Schrader, CFLR Senior Sandy Seaman, PA Jennifer Morey, FSW Alexis Dekanek.)

A special thanks to DSS Supervisor JoAnn Mower for taking this photo.

“Goodness is about character - integrity, honesty, kindness, generosity, moral courage, and the like. More than anything else, it is about how we treat other people.”
Dennis Prager

“Goodness is about character - integrity, honesty, kindness, generosity, moral courage, and the like. More than anything else, it is about how we treat other people.”
Dennis Prager


Let us be kind to ourselves. Let us remember we are doing what we can, the best we can at this moment. Let us remember we judge ourselves so much more harshly than others do. Let us remember we are all incredibly, wonderfully perfectly imperfect. Let us remember to love ourselves as those perfectly imperfect beings. We all have so much to offer this agency and our community and most importantly ourselves.

Posted by Dominica Liscio