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  • National World Kindness Day: 5 Things You Can Do to Be Kind

    National Kindness Day

    To be kind is to be of a good nature or disposition, as a person. On November 13th, World Kindness Day is observed in an effort to reinforce the importance of kindness.

    At Dean College, we’re proud to say that our students show kindness in a variety of ways whether it’s holding a door open for someone else, sending thank you cards to our military, or cleaning up our local playgrounds. It is said that kindness is contagious, so here are five simple ways you can spread kindness today!

    Compliment someone. It doesn’t take much to tell someone that they’re having a great hair day, or that their outfit is cute!

    Sign-up to volunteer. Dean College offers students a variety of opportunities to give back to the local community! Our students, staff and faculty can all volunteer at the Franklin Food Pantry, help clean-up our local playground, donate blood, and more. To find out about upcoming community service opportunities, reach out to Jen Polimer at jpolimer@dean.edu .

    Pay for the coffee of the person behind you. Spare $2 and offer to pay for the coffee of the person behind you in line at the drive-thru or even in line behind you at Dean’s Beans! A small gesture can go a long way!

    Thank someone. It’s easy to take for granted all of the kind things that students, staff and faculty are doing on a daily basis around campus. Next time you’re in the dining hall, thank the staff for cooking up a delicious meal for you, or in the classroom thank your professor for staying after to help you with an assignment.

    Call your parents. They miss you! Calling them even for a quick hello and update on how you are doing will brighten up their day.

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