Mayor to Proclaim August 28 as “Be Kind to Everyone” Day


The following proclamation by Kirkland Mayor Joan McBride is scheduled to be made on August 28:

WHEREAS, kindness is commonly defined as a state of being or benevolent deed, and is synonymous with the words: compassion, thoughtfulness, gentleness, and sympathy; and


WHEREAS, anyone who experiences giving or receiving kindness or observes an act of kindness, innately knows the benefits of kindness and is motivated to be kind to others; and


WHEREAS, kindness guided the life of Sasia Regan-Hughes, a Kirkland resident and Lake Washington High School graduate, who showed thoughtful consideration of others, epitomized loving kindness, and looked for the goodness in everyone; and


WHEREAS, Sasia Regan-Hughes lived by her favorite “Words of the Day” – duende  which is the power to attract  through personal magnetism and charm; and ahimsa, an important tenet of  the Hindu and Buddhist doctrine, which means kindness, and to refrain from harm of all living things ; and


WHEREAS, Sasia Regan-Hughes was born on August 28, 1985 and passed away unexpectedly on June 17, 2011 and her family wishes to carry forward her desire that people express kindness toward one another;


NOW, THEREFORE, I, Joan McBride, Mayor of Kirkland, do hereby proclaim, in perpetuity,  August 28 as “Be Kind to Everyone” Day in Kirkland, Washington and invite the community to be kind to others through words, actions, deeds, and thoughts; not just on this day, but every day.

Signed this 28th day of August, 2011

Joan McBride, Mayor