Archive for August, 2014

Kindness at Your School

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

If you are a parent, teacher, principal or administrator, please contact me about having your school sign up for the One Million Acts of Kindness initiative. Your school can sign up at any point during the school year. Individual classrooms can sign up as well.

“Keep Doing What You’re Doing, Uncle Bob, It’s Making a Difference.”

Thursday, August 28th, 2014


Most of my children’s friends know me as Uncle Bob. It is so enjoyable to cross paths with them as I travel the United States. They have grown into caring young adults. Melanie, pictured in today’s blog is a friend to all three of my children. She paid me a wonderful compliment. It is the title of this blog.

Kindness In Every Language

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Elias has been a friend of the Votruba family for nearly twenty years. Five years ago, he wrote these beautiful words on the Kindness Bus, “encuentra la felicidad esta entus manos.” I felt the need as I traveled through Cleveland to have him write on the Blue Bird of Kindness. What he wrote was equally inspiring, “se feliz la vida es muy corta.”

Batter Up !!!

Sunday, August 24th, 2014


With summer winding down,  it was an honor to take my nephew, Mason to a Cleveland Indians baseball game. Usually soft spoken and quiet, he was a chatterbox, wanting to know an assortment of everything. We even had a talk about drugs and the importance of being a role model to all the kids in his school and neighborhood by never using drugs and recommending to his friends the same ideals.

Kindness Initiative for Schools

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

For the next four weeks, I along with a few volunteers will promote an initiative for the school year. I need many more volunteers!!
The initiative is below:

Kindness Flier 8-22-14

Role Model for All

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014


Jahquan is a role model to friends. An honor student and a standout athlete, he had nothing but praise for the One Million Acts of Kindness mission. What a nice young man. Thank you Jahquan!

Kindness for the Kindness Bicycle

Monday, August 18th, 2014


A huge act of kindness. Blazing Saddle Cycle owners Travis Peebles (pictured) and James Rychak fixed the Kindness Bicycle, gratis!! It was down to 1 gear out of 21. Thank you!!! Check them out at: