Just as on July 4th Americans celebrate their independence, so is July 27th to be celebrated—a day to celebrate independence from the abuser. July 27th, National Love is Kind Day is the day to:
- Celebrate for all victims of domestic violence/domestic abuse their FREEDOM and INDEPENDENCE from their abuser.
- Recognize our right to be treated with KINDNESS. Because real love is kind, not terrorizing.
- Realize that kindness is the path to healthy and safer relationships, families, society, and the world.
- Give voice for and hope and support to others who are still suffering, often in silence.
- Spread messages how we can be kind to one another, especially to those closest to us.
- Remember that love is not abusive, violent, demeaning or dehumanizing. If someone uses love as an excuse for their hurtful behavior, it’s not real love.
With every generation, the cycle of abuse continues to cripple families, especially women and children who are most vulnerable. The cycle of abuse must stop now.
National Love is Kind Day encourages you to become aware of how you are treating people, how people are treating you, and how you can become emboldened, supported, and empowered to lead the joyful and productive life you deserve. With improved and proper support, families can know and experience the freedom and love found in an abuse-free home. Children grow up with positive role models, and both adults and children lead more productive, happy, and mentally healthy lives.
The day is an opportunity to say “No to abuse, violence, and ridicule! And begin saying, “Yes, to kindness! And yes, to sharing my voice! Yes, I am worth it and my life matters. Kindness rules!”
Stop the cycle of abuse and make a difference to create a kinder world.
HOW TO OBSERVE NATIONAL LOVE IS KIND DAY
They are many ways to celebrate this day and join the Love is Kind Movement!
- Expect to be treated with kindness. Repeat the mantra “I deserve to be treated with kindness.” Repeat it especially if you’ve ever been abused, bullied, or sexually harassed or assaulted.
- Exchange negative actions and words for positive ones for the day. For example, replace hitting with a walk, yelling with deep breathing, and insults with kind gestures and words. An example is “let me understand.” Being kind to others starts with being kind to yourself. It also means setting healthy boundaries.
- Celebrate with Domestic Violence survivors their freedom from abuse! If you or someone you know left an unhealthy relationship, this is YOUR independence day. Celebrate your freedom from abuse/domestic violence. While you’re celebrating, post on Social Media your freedom story and tag #TheLoveisKindMovement Post. Share, like and celebrate the Love Is Kind Facebook Page where you can also share your stories and celebrate.
- Share on social media examples of how you are kind to those closest to you. Use hashtags: #LoveisKindDay #LoveisKind #LoveisKindNotTerrorizing
- Believe in and direct domestic violence victims who reach out to you to DV centers nearest them.
Other ways to take part in the day include:
- Get your FREE beautiful copy of the Love is Kind Pledge (Poem).
- Join, post, and share the National Love is Kind Day EVENT on Facebook.
- Get your Love is KIND T-shirt, hats and other gifts HERE.
- 100% of the proceeds go to the Love is KIND Fund to support women and children victims and survivors of domestic violence, abuse, narcissistic abuse, controlling and toxic relationships.
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