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.

Global Participants

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:


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