Living on a bus which measures 7′ x 12′ for nearly four years, without air conditioning, and without heat once the engine is off, has tested my resolve at times, to say the very least. The paybacks however, have been beyond any expectations I would have ever thought possible.
To be able to talk with people from all parts of the world about having an individual lifetime goal of One Million Acts Of Kindness has been the most rewarding to me. Knowing that by talking in person or to someone virtually, about something so important and that they are then spreading this message of kindness to family and friends in their country, inspires me to forge ahead with this ten year mission with increasing enthusiasm.
Introducing The Kindness Bicycle to my travels two years ago and riding for issues children have had to address at far too young an age, has offered comfort to those who have had to experience issues such as Bullying, Adolescent Suicide, Domestic Violence and Childhood Sexual Abuse. I also rode The Kindness Bicycle to honor Heroes: Wounded Warriors and Police & Fire Fighters killed in the line of duty. It is these Heroes who protect our liberties and freedoms and in most every case, serve as role models for our children. This Heroes ride culminated with the visiting of all 212 Firehouses, 76 Police Precincts, 4 Veterans Hospitals and many other First Responding Agencies, with over 1,300 miles alone, in the 5 boroughs of New York City.
In less than a year’s time, I will have ridden a distance of 25,000 miles for children, the very circumference of our beautiful earth.
Each and every one of us has a global reach with the Internet. I encourage you to help spread the goodness of your personal passion, as much as you can, to a world waiting to be comforted by its message.
Today’s photos show One Million Acts Of Kindness’ presence at McMurdo Station, Antarctica and on a home in Zimbabwe.
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