On my way to EKU, I stopped at a McDonald’s for a coffee and while I was there lady name Millie came up to me after seeing the bus. She thought it was so nice to see someone with that kind of message. We had a nice chat and I thought it was, for me, a great way to start the day. Thank you, Millie.
I arrived on campus and quickly noticed the now traditional “no parking without a pass signs.” I also noticed all the walking students, and after seeing a shuttle bus stop that was not being used, I decided to pull in and park. I left my flashers on, I’m sure that will help. As I was setting things up, I saw many students walking by a large bronze statue of a man. Many of these students were giving this man’s boot a rub. This was definitely worth checking out. Daniel Boone! This was a statue of Daniel himself. As I was told, rubbing his boot will bring good luck. I’ll bet they rub extra long on exam days. Besides talking to dozens of students here, I thought it was a natural for a picture of Daniel and Bogart.
I met Rebecca, who works in the mail room and she thought it would be fine to put a stack of stickers there where students could pick one up as they collect their mail. My thanks to Rebecca. I thought my time at the shuttle bus spot was getting to the end of its life, so I decided to drive to the alumni office, where I left some stickers. Everyone is so helpful when it comes to spreading this message of kindness.
Parking becomes available after 4:30. So, Bogie and I went back to a good spot and it turned out to be a great evening for us. We parked at a busy location and found a steady stream of students. One young lady, Morgan, ran up and said, “My boyfriend will be so jealous.” Turns out he saw me at a previous school and when he finds out I saw The Kindness Bus, he’ll be jealous. She held Bogie and loved the Kindness Project idea. She’s going to be a teacher, just like her mom. While I wasn’t planning to visit it, Morgan convinced me to go on Saturday to Union College in Barbourville, Kentucky, where her mom lives. That’s a benefit of having a flexible schedule. So, it’s on to Berea College tomorrow and Union College on Saturday. Onward goes One Million Acts of Kindness.