B Kinder Day, celebrated every year on June 22, is a special holiday that honors and pays tribute to a young girl who cares about her community and those around her. It also tells us to be kind to others no matter what life puts us through. Do you know that kindness can convert into love? Yes, witnessing acts of kindness produces oxytocin, the love hormone which helps lower blood pressure and improves our overall-heart health while making us feel happy. So why not practice kindness and be kind? Here’s everything you need to know about Billie Kinder, her life, her history, and why B Kinder Day is important.
History of B Kinder
Billie Jayde Kinder was born on February 6, 2004, in North Queensland, Australia, to Danielle Mayson-Kinder and David Kinder. Billie’s true love, other than her family, was her horses. Thanks to her short stature and young age, Billie quickly became an accomplished rider. She won the 2014 Arndell’s Equestrian Athlete of the Year K–6 and finished fourth in the 31.5-inch showjumping qualifying for the 2014 National Interschool Championships. In 2015, she once again won the Arndell’s equestrian athlete of the year K–6 and was also acknowledged as the State Interschool primary showjumping champion, the overall champion rider. As we can see, Billie lived for her horses and her family.
All her life Billie was kind, cheerful, and happy and was well-known in her community for her extraordinary accomplishments and caring, loving, and compassionate nature towards the community. However, in 2016, a tragedy struck the community when Billie died in a horse-riding accident while leading her horse back to her stable. She suffered a severe head injury and bodily injuries and died soon after.
Her mother, Danny Mayson-Kinder created B Kinder Day in honor of her daughter as well as to empower children to make a difference in the world. An organization called flyhighbillie was also established soon after to provide support and assistance to children and young people to help combat bullying, mental health issues, and suicide. So, let’s emphasize hope, empathy, change, kindness, happiness, and positivity in this world.
B Kinder timeline
Billie Jayde Kinder is born in the Whitsunday Islands in North Queensland.
Billie Kinder, the 12-year-old kid, is killed in a freak horse accident.
Danny Mayson-Kinder commemorates the first B Kinder Day.
People across the world start to value kindness and compassion.
B Kinder FAQs
What exactly is kindness?
Kindness is defined as the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate. Being kind often requires courage and strength and it does not mean that the person is naïve or weak.
Why is kindness important?
Acts of kindness have the potential to make the world a happier place. It can boost feelings of confidence, happiness, and optimism. Moreover, it also encourages others to be kind and compassionate.
How do you show kindness?
Here are some of the ways in which you can show kindness: focus on others, offer a helping hand, be there to listen, stay connected with people who are in need, smile at others, compliment others and be positive.
B Kinder Activities
The best thing you can do to celebrate B Kinder Day is by being kind to people every day. So, try to be compassionate and kind to people and even animals in your community or locality.
You can always volunteer at a local charity for a cause you care about. Donate, offer a helping hand, or at the very least if you aren’t in a position to help, you can refer others who can help.
Share your story
If you’re someone who has been touched by someone’s kindness — be it your friend, family member, co-worker, or a stranger — share that story with the world and make them heroes. Post a message of kindness on social media on this day.
5 Things You Need To Know About Kindness
Being kind makes you stronger
Being kind has been shown to improve strength and energy while decreasing depression.
You can age slower
Kind people have fewer stress hormones in their body and they age slower than others.
Kindness is contagious
One act of kindness in a crowd can improve the mood of the whole crowd.
You can ditch antidepressant medication
Kindness stimulates feel-good chemicals in your body and makes you happy!
It improves students
Kindness has been proven to show a positive impact on students’ lives.
Why We Love B Kinder
It’s a much-needed day
Around 70% of parents feel that the world is an unkind place for children. So, it’s high time that we act now and teach kindness to our children, friends, family, and community.
It honors a wonderful soul
B Kinder celebrates more than just kindness. It also honors a wonderful soul named Billie Kinder who packed a lifetime of poetry, illustrations, writing, and small acts of kindness.
It’s for your body and soul
There is plenty of evidence that shows that there is an abundance of health benefits from being kinder. From making your mood better, reducing your stress, and making you happy to protecting you from heart diseases, kindness can do wonders!
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