As a part of the Colchester Connecticut community, S&S is proud to highlight the efforts of a small group right here in our town. Michelle Noehren shares the efforts of a group called Colchester is Kind.
It’s so easy to spread kindness, and it doesn’t require any money. Small, every day actions, like smiling at people you meet, asking people how they are and really wanting to know, saying something encouraging to a friend or child or volunteering to help an organization you care about all have the potential to make a lasting impact.
In August of 2016, a private Facebook group called Colchester is Kind was created with the goal of building a stronger sense of community by spreading messages of kindness and compassion around the town. Within the first month of the groups’ creation, members gathered at the library for a kindness rock painting get together which included a kindness-themed story time for children.
Everything Colchester is Kind does centers around one shared belief – that kindness brings people together and has the power to change lives. During the past year, the group decorated thousands of kindness rocks which have been placed around town, worked with a local school to post positive post it notes on students lockers, created a kindness rock garden at the elementary school, started a kindness mail initiative, decorated holiday cards for kids at the children’s hospital and so much more.
The concept of spreading kindness has become worldwide, and especially important in raising awareness that we must work together to create a positive world. Whether it’s a small group like Colchester is Kind, a larger group like The Kindness Rocks Project, or a company like S&S Worldwide that carries collaborative and inspirational products, we can all help bring people and communities together.
For more information about Colchester is Kind visit their website at https://colchesteriskind.com
Plus, find more kindness activity ideas from the Creating Activities for Kindness page at S&S Worldwide.
About the Author: Michelle Noehren is the founder of Colchester is Kind. She believes in equality, kindness and compassion and tries to let those beliefs guide her daily life.