NATIONAL LOVE IS KIND DAY
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 #NationalLoveIsKindDay
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,” 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, such as, “let me understand.”
Being kind to others starts with being kind to yourself. It also means setting healthy boundaries for yourself.
- 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 in Social Media your freedom story and tag #TheLoveisKindMovement Post. Share and celebrate here: www.facebook.com/groups/TheLoveisKindMovement and LIKE: www.facebook.com/TheLoveisKindNetwork where you can also share your stories and celebrate.
- Share on social media examples 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.
Share info from the Love is Kind Network
NATIONAL LOVE IS KIND DAY HISTORY
Rosie Aiello and Sunny, co-founders of The Love is Kind Network, founded National Love is Kind Day on July 27, 2018. They spread the message of a kinder, healthier world and support stronger, more wholesome families, free of violence and terrorism. The day also represents the day Rosie and Sunny gained their freedom from a violent relationship.
In 2019, the Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed the day to be observed on July 27th annually.
About the Love is Kind Network
Rosie Aiello and Sunny are the co-founders of The Love is Kind Network, The Love is Kind Movement Facebook group, and National Love is Kind Day. They spread the message to create a kinder and healthier world and support stronger, more wholesome families, free of violence and family terror.
July 27th also represents the day Rosie and Sunny gained their freedom after an international escape from a domestic violent relationship.
Trapped in an emotionally, mentally, and financially abusive relationship for nearly 25 years, Rosie engineered their escape from the Middle East to save her daughter Sunny and herself from domestic violence. Nearly mentally destroyed and stunned by PTSD, Rosie and Sunny arrived in their home state of California. Within a few short years, Rosie became a speaker, best-selling author, and an international award-winning entrepreneur.
Rosie and Sunny are on a mission to help 1 million women and their children free themselves from the shackles of abuse, and help them create joyful and productive lives.