Hurricane Sandy

October 27th, 2012

10-27-12I had to change my itinerary to hopefully stay out of the path of Hurricane Sandy. I left Philadelphia this morning and visited Washington, DC. I found a great parking spot with high visibility at the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and 7th. I unloaded The Kindness Bicycle and set off to take in the sights and talk with people. I also headed to a building where few people visit when they come to DC, but it is one of the most important, The Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Building. I came here because of the recent contact the Department of Education made, to give my bullying awareness ride their “Seal of Approval.”
Most of the groups walking through the city were families. A couple of healing conversations I had were with families who knew kids who were bullied. One of the moms of one of the families compared herself to a lion protecting her kids like cubs. She said her kids grew up to know how vital their lives are and that no one would ever mess with her kids. She is there for them every step of their lives. What a great role model for all of us.

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