Day 5: Create Ripples of Smiles

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Posted on December 5, 2013

Acts of Kindness - Create Ripples of Smiles

Have you ever sat on the edge of an ice floe and been mesmerized by a school of fish just outside of paws reach? They seem to dance and swirl together, guided by only the slightest social cues and movements.

Well, did you know that humans have a similar dance, only with their emotions? Aside for the cuddly mascots, why else would you cram into stadiums to watch sports teams like the Bears, Cubs, and Tigers?! Shared emotions, what some scientists are now calling “micro-moments of connection”, feel amazing.

So today, your task is to create ripples of smiles by showing your real, authentic smile. You know the one. When you smile and little crows feet appear at the edges of your slightly squinting eyes. For starters, try it now while reading. Hopefully someone is watching you and one little ripple will have already been created. 

Forge ahead my lovely kindness ambassadors. Starting with you, make smiles ripple outward through your family, neighbours, friends, co-workers, and even strangers. 

Together, we are making December kinder. Yesterday we reached a new record of over 600 AoKs performed in a single day. Let's go for 1000 today. Now that's something to smile about!


The AoK Polar Bear

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