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Susquehanna Life Magazine Will Participate in the 2020 Kindness Campaign

Jan 22, 2020 09:43AM ● By Erica Shames
Susquehanna Life magazine is one of the many community members taking part February 10-14 in the 2020 Kindness Campaign, a program designed to encourage intentional acts of kindness spearheaded by the Greater Susquehanna Valley United Way partnering with Evangelical Community Hospital.

"We live in a time when misunderstandings about people's intentions and motives abound," said Susquehanna Life magazine publisher Erica Shames. "If we can get back to basics--the basics of human kindness--and move forward with an attitude of, 'we're all in this together,' think how much better our day-to-day existence would be." 

Kindness, in many ways, is underrated, and a single act of kindness can go a long way, says the GSVUW. It can provide hope, improve mental and physical health, and bring people together. 

And, kindness is contagious. When someone is intentionally kind, the recipient of the kindness is likely to pass it on and pay it forward. The GSVUW urges all of us to spread kindness by smiling, giving a high five, talking to someone new--or any way that seems appropriate.

Each day of the Kindness Campaign has a different theme relating to intentional acts of kindness in our community. 
Monday - Compliment or appreciate someone
Tuesday - Clean up something that isn't yours
Wednesday - Say hello to someone new
Thursday - Post a positive message on social media using the #bekind2020 hashtag
Friday - Wear "Be Kind" apparel or red clothing.

All members of the community are encouraged to decorate rocks with kind messages and place them in locations for others to find. When you find a rock with a kind message on it, place it somewhere else so others can enjoy the kind message. 

Finally, just be kind! Not just the week of February 10-14, but all the time. How difficult is that? More information is at

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