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Be Kind to Me

Updated: Feb 28, 2022

Be Kind to's been a rough day


Ever have one of those days? This Bear shows the results of a long day or journey and the bumps and bruises obtained along the way. You know you need some kindness on a bad day. Express your need for kindness and wear this design to remind others, too, to pause a second and be kind to others for you don’t know their encounters, their troubles or their injuries, (some can be seen, others may not). Everyone deserves kindness, good days and especially on a rough day. Who knows, if you remind others to be kind, it might spread like a new pandemic which is very much needed these days.

This product is designed by and is solely owned by Just Dandy Stuff.

Share details about your “rough day”, or how your kindness changed someone’s day on our social media platforms. Let’s all spread a little kindness!


Our world today is built on instant gratification. Everything from movies to music comes to us on our digital devices in seconds. We ask Siri and Alexa to do everything for us and answer the most mundane of questions. We want everything and we want it now.

Our devices are even thinking and doing for us without asking. Its artificial intelligence works off algorithms anticipating what we want and what we need. Just look at your browser right now and you will find ads based on the habits of your most recent searches. Isn’t it the most wonderful thing that you are given something instantaneously based on a determination of what you may need or want given your past requests?

Well, what about non-tangibles you may need in life?

Kindness is one of these intangibles. We all need it. We all want it. Yet, it seems so hard to get and for most it is most hard to give. It costs nothing, yet is truly most valuable to all of humanity.

"Kindness is defined as a type of behavior marked by acts of generosity, consideration, or concern for others, without expecting praise or reward."

Kindness is defined as a type of behavior marked by acts of generosity, consideration, or concern for others, without expecting praise or reward. Simple enough. Yet for such a simple concept, why is it so difficult for humans to be kind to one another? It doesn’t cost anything. And yet the rewards for being kind is vast. From the giver to the receiver, being kind is the gift that keeps giving. When one is kind to you the feeling of joy and appreciation is great and leaves a lasting impression. When you are the one being kind, the feeling is gratifying.

Yet, why does it seem to be so difficult to find kindness, to see kindness, or to be kind?

This image of a battered stuff animal bandaged all over requesting the viewer to be kind because it has been a rough day, asserts that even when obvious we must ask for what is apparently needed for all of us, just a little kindness. When something is so obvious, why do we need to ask, especially in this day and age when all our patterns determine our wants and needs. You don’t need Siri or Alexa to tell us kindness is needed, so why do we need to ask each other for kindness?

"Why isn’t kindness just a natural reaction in humankind?"

All of us, some more than others, have had times of difficulty that wear and tear us down. Unlike this bear, our bruises may not be visible, but are there nonetheless. Yet even when you can see the damage, we still have to ask for kindness. Why isn’t kindness just a natural reaction in humankind?

The designer of this layout has presented these puzzling yet apparent questions. If we tried, could we see each other’s pain and suffering? If you saw a person walking around with bandages to cover and heal bruises, some, if not most, would be kind to that person. And even still, most times that person would have to ask for kindness even when it is noticeably needed. Is humanity so poor it can’t give kindness to one and all?

Everyone at one point or another, encounters stresses life brings and hides the impacts of it all and carries onward. If we tried, could we see each other’s pain and suffering? If we all bandaged what needs heeling, whether visible or not, would others be kind to us? Would we still need to ask for kindness? Why do we need to ask for something that is so necessary and apparent in all our lives?

If we all made a point to be kind to someone, whether you know them or not, each and every day, how would we feel? How would they feel? Would they in turn be kind to someone else?

Why do we need Ellen DeGeneres to remind us to be kind to each other? Why was it so shocking to hear the boy’s response in Charles Mackesy's book that he wants to be "kind" when he grows up? Why is kindness so daunting of an ask in humanity.

It’s a simple concept, acts of generosity, consideration, or concern for others, without expecting praise or reward. Kindness is so valuable but appears to be the most rarest commodity of humankind.

Why don’t we treat each other as if the bruises we sustain are visible for all to see? Why can’t kindness be a part of our daily lives given to one and all? Would it be so bad if you let someone ahead of you on line at the grocery store, or compliment someone, or smile and say how are you today and mean it? Why are we afraid of kindness? Do we think it will spread like a disease?

"The thread of humanity needs kindness, always."

The designer hopes bringing the obvious to the forefront with this design, people will give pause and treat everyone as if they were this battered bear and show and spread kindness. The designer has shared thoughts of how a touch of kindness can cure the most painful of bruises. We all can afford to be a little kinder to each other and to ourselves, whether bruised or not.

Kindness is rewarding. Kindness is effortless. Kindness makes all who receive it appreciative and all who give it wealthy. Kindness can be as simple as a kind word, a hug, or just letting someone ahead of you on line at the grocery store. It takes seconds to give, costs nothing and yet can be so rewarding and have lasting impressions to all who give it and all who receive it.

The thread of humanity needs kindness, always.

If each person vows to be kind to one person, whether you know them or not, each and every day, think of the impact of spreading kindness. Think about the instant gratification when you are kind to someone.

Here’s hoping our next pandemic is kindness and spreads throughout all of humanity. Oh, what a world this could be!

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