Sowing Kindness

July 22nd, 2011

7-22-11I went out looking for Domestic Violence stories in Salem, Illinois today, but found only kindness. My 1st stop was the City Hall to see if October is Domestic Violence month in Salem. It is, and Jane Marshall, Clerk of the City gave me a copy of the Proclamation to prove it. Jane is on top of most everything happening in her city. In the short half hour I was in her office, she talked to every media outlet in her town about One Million Acts Of Kindness and The Kindness Bicycle Tour. Thank you to Bruce Kropp and Jon Pieczynski at WJBD radio for their interest and a nice interview about my mission. John Scattergood, reporter for the Salem Commoner, met me at the community garden to witness some acts of kindness. He is a big promoter of kindness in his community and reports on all the goodness of people in and around his town. Jackie runs the community garden where everyone shares 10% of their produce. Jackie single-handedly helps everyone who has a plot in this urban garden, donating her time, tools and plant material.
Today I was on my bike early, allowing me to get my full ride for the day completed, before the sun rose too high in the sky.

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