Archive for November, 2014

Giving Thanks

Sunday, November 30th, 2014
Thank you to all the people who support One Million Acts of Kindness throughout the year. Being able to ride in the nice weather in south Florida enables me to meet and talk with thousands of people throughout the winter…and take in a few “sights.”

Thanksgiving Volunteers

Friday, November 28th, 2014


Volunteering is one of the greatest acts of kindness on Thanksgiving. Saint Matthew’s House in Collier County, Florida will serve 1,000 meals today. It would not happen without people who take the time to volunteer..

Ferguson Lesson

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014


“Very few cops are bad. Very few blacks are criminals. Very few whites are racist. Stop labeling. It’s 2014. Let’s all be equal.” (This is my version of a quote off of Twitter.)

Seniors Without Christmas

Monday, November 24th, 2014


Many seniors have no one left in their lives to offer them a Christmas tiding or gift. Please make an effort to help a senior this Christmas season. It will mean the world to them.

Volunteer Week

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014
“Ask not, what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” These words spoken by President Kennedy at his inauguration in 1961. It is a call to action for all of us.
Thanksgiving week, every year for me is where I take the time to volunteer. This year, because I am still recovering from retina surgeries, I will do a letter writing campaign to police officers to thank them for their work. Here are the words I am writing on the back of my Heroes flyer:
Thank you for all you do to protect us during these challenging times as a police officer.
Just wanted you to know that all of your work is greatly appreciated.
Kindness always,
Bob Votruba

Anahata in Naples

Thursday, November 20th, 2014


Hats off to Susanna Tocco in Naples, Florida for creating the Facebook page for Collier County Kindness Awareness Day this coming January 14th. She does so many kind acts for the Collier County community. Her current “drive” is to raise funds for 25 families who don’t have the money to buy a Christmas tree for their homes. Susanna does incredible acts of kindness like this all year long.


Tuesday, November 18th, 2014


The Youth Advisory Board of the Suicide Prevention Education Alliance  in Cleveland, Ohio is a dedicated group of adolescents who are helping to educate students about the telltale signs of depression and suicide. What a beautiful act of comfort they are offering to others in their time of need.