Date(s) - 04/16/2023
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Church of the Resurrection, Leawood Campus
Join Lama Matt and other Rime Sangha members as we show up to walk for kindness in Kansas City at this year’s SevenDays® Kindness Walk. Learn about this year’s SevenDays® Kindness Walk.
- Fun and easy 1.5 mile walk
- Hosted by the Kindness Youth Leadership Team
- Live music
- Food trucks
Following the April 13, 2014 tragedy at the Jewish Community Campus and Village Shalom in Overland Park, Kansas, a group of caring individuals decided that we, as a community, have the power to outshine and overcome such senseless acts of hate. SevenDays® is a challenge for young and old, to embrace diversity across races, religions and cultures.
SevenDays® provides opportunities to encourage all people to increase kindness through knowledge, mindset, and behaviors. They accomplish this with their SevenDays® themed experiences held in April 2023. Each day, a new theme will help us to practice kindness with the hope to promote understanding so we can Make a Ripple to Change the World.
LOVE April 5th
Participate in SevenDays® LOVE Day Kickoff Breakfast. Make it a day full of love. Write a small note to each family member to show them your appreciation and love. Show love to someone you miss by sending them a message of reconnection.
DISCOVER April 6th
Discover something new today. Take time to learn about another religion, culture, or group of people that pique your curiosity. Research with your family. Look for similarities, differences, and discuss what surprises you.
OTHERS April 7th
Do an act of kindness for someone in need. Drop off needed supplies to an elderly friend or neighbor. Donate disinfectant to an elderly home or hospital. Take a token of appreciation to first responders. Anonymously put flowers on someone’s front porch.
CONNECT April 10th
Connect with people today. Take time to connect in whatever way you can. Call a family member that you don’t talk too often. Schedule a virtual family reunion. Have a virtual happy hour with friends and include someone you want to get to know better.
YOU April 11th
Do something good for you today. Think about what makes you happy, then take the time to do it. You have our permission to focus on yourself today. Acknowledge that self-care is necessary for you and those around you.
GO April 12th
Challenge yourself to engage in an outdoor activity. Breathing fresh air helps everyone feel better. Take a walk outside. Go on a bike ride. Create a backyard obstacle course. Make and enjoy a picnic. Catch fireflies.
ONWARD April 13th
Discuss the importance of continuing onward with kindness. Commit to actions that make ripples of kindness in the world. Create an action plan for increasing kindness throughout the year. Hold yourself and each other accountable.