Archive for April, 2014
Coming back to northeast Ohio for just a few weeks gives me very little time to make my yearly visits. One of my stops is to visit my dentist, Dr. Broad. His assistant, Karen is a huge dog lover. She had to get her fill of Bogart during my visit, while Dr. Broad and I checked out the bus. I was given a thumbs up on my check-up
I was seriously JUST thinking of you when I found your email! HELLO! Plans are underway in WP for our 4th annual Day of Kindness! This has been an amazing past six months for the preschool. We have purchased Grace Episcopal Church and its parish house on Main St. Whitney Point. In six months I raised enough grant money to make the purchase. We have renamed the property Saving Grace as we saved Grace, and we hope it will be the preschool/daycare center’s saving grace. We hope it will lighten the burden on the community of our ever-constant candy bar, magazine and novelty catalog sales to raise money for the center. Instead we are now able to provide the community with a space for concerts, movies, weddings, dinners etc. and make a bit of money in the process.
We have our grand opening with a concert on Friday, April 25 -which is also our kick-off to our day of kindness! We are giving seed packets out at the concert with a pay it forward message about spreading “seeds of kindness” wherever we go. is a literacy fair with free books for every child and we will continue our message of kindness. Then , the Day of Kindness, the community is again ready to come out and help one another performing random and planned acts of kindess.
How are you and Bogart? Your message will once again be shared in our community Bob with our Weekend of Kindness. Next year maybe you will be close enough to be with us at Saving Grace for our 5th observation – sure to be a special day!
Thank you for mentioning Whitney Point!
I love presenting my programs to students outside by the Blue Bird of Kindness. I had eighteen programs today where individual classrooms of students came out to interact with me about this important mission.
This is one incredible school!
They have been working on a goal of kindness all year long and have paired it with a Peace Project. It is having a wonderful impact. It was such a remarkable day.
Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to make this day so special. A big thank you to Lara Bauer for helping handle Bogart all day long.
One of my favorite people in my five years of travel throughout the United States is Dr. John Stratton, Executive Director of the Ashland Center for Nonviolence. He is a peacemaker of the highest degree, working on helping to end conflict of all forms.
As I headed north through Ohio, Ashland was a must stop for the Global Kindness Tour.
***Happy Birthday today to Patti, a beautiful earthly angel.