How to Spread Kindness Like a Disney Princess
November 8, 2021
Did you know World Kindness Day is November 13? That—coupled with Disney’s Ultimate Princess Celebration this year—means there’s no better opportunity to spread joy just like a Disney Princess would. So, fill your heart with courage and kindness, and take a note or two from the ideas below. There are plenty of ways you can emulate the strength of a Disney Princess in your own life.
Support a worthy cause
Channel your generosity, find a cause that matters to you and support it however you can. Take a cue from Disney, which has teamed up with Starlight Children’s Foundation to donate Princess-themed hospital gowns, Disney care packages, and Disney Deliveries filled with toys, books, games and movies to pediatric facilities across the United States and Canada—all in an effort to deliver happiness to children in hospitals. So far, Starlight has delivered more than 140,000 Disney-themed hospital gowns and 60,000 Disney care packages to 500+ hospitals, brightening the days of 2 million+ young Disney fans. There are so many ways to support a worthy cause of your own, whether it’s volunteering at a nursing home, hosting a food drive for a local pantry, bringing donations to an animal shelter, or joining Disney by making a donation to help Starlight support hospitalized children. You can find many ways to make your community a better place.
Find inspiration in stories
Seeking a flash of motivation to be the hero of your own story or inspire a child to reach for greatness? Look no further than Tales of Courage and Kindness, a curated collection of 14 new stories and stunning illustrations honoring iconic Disney Princesses and Queens. Each tale is full of lessons on bravery and kindness—two things a Disney Princess knows plenty about.
Surprise someone with a “just because” gift
It doesn’t take a lot to make a big impact, and every Disney Princess knows the value of performing a random act of kindness. Surprising a friend, family member, coworker or anyone you know who needs a loving lift with a “just-because” gift can speak volumes. It could be a journal, mug, blanket or small souvenir to show the Disney Princess lover in your life just how much you care. And remember, you can save 10% on select purchases from shopDisney.com when you use your Disney® Visa® Credit Card, to help make your sweet gesture a bit sweeter.1
Share encouraging words
Words have power. And so do you. So why not wield that power to spread some happiness in your community? Jot down your favorite Disney Princess-inspired quotes, then leave them for others to discover. Place a note on your mailbox for your mailperson to find, pin words of encouragement on a bulletin board at your local coffee shop or post inspiring words to your social media feeds. Not sure what to say? Cinderella can help: “Where there is kindness, there is goodness. And where there is goodness, there is magic.” Or there’s this nugget of wisdom from Rapunzel: “Step outside of your comfort zone, for that’s where life truly begins.”
Thank others for their kindness
Don’t underestimate the impact of a caring conversation. Telling someone how much you appreciate them, whether through a simple text, a handwritten note or a candid heart-to-heart talk, is a real lesson in gratitude. And showing love is what a Disney Princess does best—like the time Moana shared a sentimental moment with Gramma Tala, who said, “There is no where you could go that I won’t be with you.” Her grandmother’s words of wisdom definitely got her through more than one rough patch along the way!
World Kindness Day may only come around once a year, but you can spread kindness any time and in any way. All you have to do is think like a Disney Princess. Want to know which Disney Princess you’re most like? Take our quiz to find out for even more inspiration.