November is a time to celebrate our blessings in life, and one of the greatest of these is kindness. Year-round, Team NC Concepts looks for ways to be kind to ourselves, our teammates, and others, but on Nov. 13 we actually took the time to honor this worthy ideal for World Kindness Day! A recent addition to the list of holidays, World Kindness Day began in 1998 as a way to remind us all that kindness is a vital part of the human condition, and bridges divides of religion, politics, and geography.

It’s fitting that World Kindness Day is in November because of how kindness is tied to gratitude. The more grateful we feel, the easier it is to be kind to others, and thanks to the winter holidays we’re more aware of our blessings during this time of year. NC Concepts team nights, for example, are even more festive during the winter months, as are all our exchanges with friends, families, mentors, and colleagues. Combine this with how rich our lives are because we’re building careers in a growth industry while living and working in a vibrant and growing city, and how could we be anything but kind?

We look forward to a time when World Kindness Day is one of the most important global holidays of the year. Like NC Concepts on Facebook to see how we’re promoting this essential value in our lives and communities.