Campaign promotes acts of kindness

By Jim Skillington

"Every Act of Kindness Creates A Ripple. Spread it Today!" It was the message of blue lawn signs posted in at least 100 locations in several northern Minnesota towns last fall.

Kristen Partlow, the Violence Prevention Coordinator at CHI St. Joseph's Health in Park Rapids, MN advocated the use of the signs. "Opening a door for someone or sharing a compliment or smile can change a person's day," Partlow told the Park Rapids Enterprise. "The ripple effect of kindness goes far beyond the effort involved."

Residents were also encouraged to use social media to tell their friends some of the ways they have experienced kindness.