I would like to thank Ms Geneva Yeo (“Publicise more kind acts” – The New Paper, 26 Feb 2014, page 16) for sharing her personal encounters with kindness in Singapore.
As negative incidents tend to dominate headlines, her letter serves as a refreshing reminder to us that goodness and kindness exist in our society. It is also to refresh us that we should appreciate them and not take them for granted.
In the Singapore Kindness Movement’s efforts to encourage everyone to be a little kinder, we are aware that such stories spread positivity when shared. It is for that reason that we have kindness stories posted on our website. Where possible we also publish them on other social media platforms.
We are glad to note that other movements associated with us, like the Hidden Good, also post video re-enactments of kind acts. We hope more people use social media in a positive way by recounting their good experiences. Appreciating and sharing about kind acts not only leaves us more optimistic and cheerful, it also encourages others to adopt a similarly positive mentality.
Dr William Wan
Singapore Kindness Movement
First published in The New Paper – March 6, 2014