Yesterday was World kindness Day. We spent the day baking and delivering cookies to our neighbors. Many are elderly and it’s a way to check on them and show a little kindness. Lisa
What is the Purpose of World Kindness Day?
The purpose of World Kindness Day is to highlight and encourage good deeds in your community. It also serves as a reminder to all that simple acts of kindness have power and that together, we can all work to create a kinder world. You may wonder how compassion from one person can make a difference. It isn’t easy to comprehend, but every kind act, even the smallest one, creates a ripple effect you can’t begin to imagine. The World Kindness Movement and World Kindness Day are meant to inspire you to believe that we can make a global difference one act at a tim
Ideas and Simple Ways to be Kind
Being kind doesn’t need to look or be extravagant. Sometimes the simplest things make the most significant difference! Here are a few simple ideas and ways to be helpful on World Kindness Day in the workplace, at school, with your loved ones, or even while out running errands. Look for opportunities while you go through your day to infuse kindness into someone’s day. It’ll change their day and yours for the better!
- Smile when you walk by others
- Write positive messages on post-it notes and leave them for people to find
- Call a relative you haven’t spoken to in a while
- Tidy up around your house
- Pick up trash you see on the ground outside and throw it in a garbage can
- Hold the door open for someone
- Chat with a stranger and ask them about their day
- Pay for a stranger’s coffee or meal
- Compliment someone
How we are celebrating it? Cookies
We are baking Aunt Ruth : Chocolate Oatmeal cookie with Salted Butter. And delivering to my neighbors with a well check.
Aunt Ruth was a well known civic leader and school teacher in town. Her cookies where a signature bake and loved bye many !
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 1 cup (2 sticks) salted butter, room temperature
- 1 1/2 cups (packed) light brown sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 cups old-fashioned oats
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 6 oz semisweet chocolate (at least 60% cacao), chopped
Set oven at 350 degrees and line your baking sheets with parchment paper.
Whisk all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl. Using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy, 3–4 minutes. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition to incorporate before adding the next. Reduce mixer speed to low and gradually add dry ingredients, beating until just incorporated. Add oats and vanilla and beat just to combine. Fold in chocolate with a spatula. Turn dough out onto a work surface and flatten to a disk. Freeze 15–20 minutes to prevent dough from spreading too much as it bakes, or ideally chill 24–36 hours.
Drop ¼ cupfuls of dough onto prepared sheets. Bake cookies, rotating sheets front to back and top to bottom halfway through, until just golden brown around the edges, 12–15 minutes (cookies will firm up as they cool). Let cookies cool on baking sheets 5 minutes, then transfer to wire racks and let cool completely. Let baking sheet cool completely before lining with fresh parchment and spooning on dough for third batch.