You'd think there should be no need for a “Random Acts of Kindness Day,” but here it is. It's said to have begun in New Zealand in 2004, and it's spread around the world. In the U.S., it's celebrated every February 17th. At Monday night's Chelan City Council meeting, Mayor Bob Goedde read a proclamation:
And during council comments at the end of the meeting, Councilman Peter Jamtgaard had these words:
Promoters of the day suggest paying for another person's meal in drive-thrus, letting someone go ahead in line, buying extra at the grocery store and donating it to a food pantry, buying flowers for someone, helping someone change a flat tire, complimenting a colleague on their work, sending an encouraging text to someone, letting a car into the traffic ahead of you, things like that.
It's rather sad that we've come to the point that we have to remind you to be kind to each other, but here it is, and today's the day.