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Dancing for Kindness

As you may know, dance has played an important part in my life. There’s something transcendent about the union of body, mind and spirit that happens through dance. Whether its the sweet progression of a Viennese Waltz by Strauss or pounding beats of a Samba or New York Hustle, the movement, in synchronization with yourself and others, creates magic, creates art.

It is only in dance that one’s art must be expressed through another person.

Dance, at times a solitary endeavor, may become a binding agent to bring people and groups together, as we see in the adventures of Matt Harding. His funny little dance first caught the world’s attention, then its fancy, and then its soul.

People from around the world participated in a world dance.

However, Matt isn’t the only one who has encouraged the world to dance together. Orly Wahba‘s Life Vest Inside, which I first introduced in a discussion about the song One Day, has a grand mission:

To EMPOWER and UNITE the world with KINDNESS. Life Vest Inside equips people worldwide with the necessary tools to recognize their own potential to become a catalyst for positive change in the world. We transform inspiration into action through inspirational media, technology, education, and on-the-ground social engagement.

Part of the fulfillment of this mission is their Dance for Kindness campaign. For the last several years, they have organized a worldwide freeze/flash mob dance to raise awareness that what this world needs is a bit more kindness and understanding.

The montage video from last year’s event was just released.


30+
Countries
 
80+
Locations
 
10,000
Global Participants
(approx.)

I love watching the scores of people from locations scattered around the world coming together to promote the simple virtue of kindness. We need more of it in our lives. There’s always room for more kindness.

Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
~ Lao Tzu

And, there’s going to be another freeze/flash mob!

In conjunction with World Kindness Day 2015, the next Dance for Kindness is slated for November 8, 2015. Here’s your invitation to participate:

http://danceforkindness.com/

Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.

About Trev Harmon

Software architect, educator, blogger, photographer, would-be designer, and a believer in the power of simplicity and human-based design. Dream-Learn-Discover

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