Equinox Village Encourages All to Spread the Love with Kindness
Residents and staff at Equinox Village are designating February as a month to promote kindness, as they introduce a new spin on the month most commonly associated with hearts and romance. February Kindness is the brainchild of Equinox Village events manager Heather Aldrich, who was looking for an alternative to the traditional Valentine’s Day focus of many February activities. “It’s so important to us here that we don’t focus on that specific date because so many of our residents have lost a spouse, and it can be a potentially rough day for some. So I was thinking about how we could do it differently. February Kindness is about doing random acts of kindness in our community. Kindness costs nothing, and it makes everyone feel good. We are hoping the idea will be contagious!”
Equinox Village is encouraging the entire community to join the movement by sharing random acts of kindness online at facebook.com/equinoxvillage. The simplest gestures often are the most appreciated, like buying someone a coffee, holding a door, offering a compliment, sending a card, or just saying ‘thank you.’ There is even a Foundation dedicated solely to the spreading of kindness, filled with inspirational stories, kindness ideas and more: randomactsofkindness.org. Call Heather at 802-362-4061 for more information.