This summer, kindness has spread exponentially among the sites in the SAGE network, as The Summer of Kindness has been celebrated among the entire team since June.
In a time when veterinary medicine is continually presented with challenges, the Summer of Kindness gives hospital and clinic staff opportunities to express kindness. live their values, and shift their workplace culture towards more positivity. This unique campaign included education for team members on the benefits of kindness and self-compassion, kindness bulletin boards, self-kindness affirmations, secret kindness friends, kindness BINGO, kindness recognition and outings to spread kindness in our local communities.
Research shows regular opportunities to be kind decrease symptoms of anxiety and depression and that people who are kind live longer.
After this past summer, our teams can confirm – kind acts make us happy and both kindness and happiness are contagious!