University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

August 3rd, 2010

8-3-10Putting my one day vacation in my rear view mirror, I headed west toward Michigan. The Kindness Bus is usually the slowest vehicle on the freeway, nearly everyone passes me. I love the fact that I no longer have to rush to get everywhere. Being able to take my time when I travel, allows me to have the opportunity to talk with people when I stop to eat or gas up.  Two people I was honored to meet were Dan and Ashley from upstate New York. They were admiring The Kindness Bus when I returned from paying for gas. It was refreshing to meet such caring, young adults. They are on their way to Oregon to get involved in some great community efforts. With the rest of their lives in front of them, they are going to accomplish loads. I love the fact that there are so many in their generation, being so pro-active in local and world issues. They are going to spread the message of kindness throughout their lives.
Todd and Cynthia were the two of the first people I met when I got out of the bus in Ann Arbor. Within minutes of meeting them, they extended the hospitality of staying on their farm on the outskirts of Ann Arbor. This is such a big help when I am traveling, as it is one less thing I have to think about when I arrive in a new town.
The campus was filled with thousands of students and I was able to park The Kindness Bus in some key spots. I interacted with a couple of hundred students on this short day, a number of them already were aware of One Million Acts Of Kindness. I love how this message is starting to spread.
I stayed out until the light of day started to dim and headed to Todd and Cynthia’s farm. A home-cooked, home-grown meal was being prepared when I arrived. Cynthia grows most everything and the freshness was evident in every bite. Ann Arbor is one friendly hometown.
All day long, this Ohio boy was helped by people from Ann Arbor; kindness knows no rivalry.

2 Responses to “University of Michigan, Ann Arbor”

  1. Dorothy says:

    I have also been a recipient of Cynthia and Todd’s kindness. They are truly wonderful people, the sort who make this world a better place. How ironic you found each other! Carry on with your wonderful work, I hope to come across your bus in my travels!

  2. Lowell Z says:

    Thanks for visiting Ann Arbor. Blogged about it to help spread your message. Check it out at:

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