Archive for September, 2015

Kindness Bookends

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

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One of my favorite stops as I travel down the coast of Florida is at friend Mark’s house. He always loves the fact that I stop by and arranges for some friends to visit during my overnight stay. Thank you to Rick and Ramona for making the trip to further learn of my mission. Great stories, great feast and some great donations to help get us a little further down the road.

 

Semicolon

Monday, September 28th, 2015

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Nearing the end of September which is National Suicide Prevention month, the following is very fitting.

Project Semicolon, the brainchild of Amy Bleuel, has a simple but profound concept. The semicolon is a pause, not a stop. She hopes the tattoo will “start a conversation that can’t be stopped about mental illness, suicide,¬†addiction, depression and self-injury.”

Get Kids Involved in Sports

Saturday, September 26th, 2015

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I arrived in Vero Beach with the news of two students being caught with loaded guns at the Freshman Learning Center. Thanks to quick acting police, students and administrators, a possible tragedy was averted.
When students are involved in activities such as sports, charitable work and academics, there is much less time for this sort of behavior. Thank you to these lacrosse players from Vero Beach for the interest in One Million Acts of Kindness

 

Buist Academy

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

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The Buist Academy in Charleston, SC is directly across the street from the Emanuel AME church where 9 parishioners lost their lives to a gunman. When talking to the first graders you help them understand how important it is to help others and never hurt or harm anyone. I always give examples of how it feels good when you help someone. I also use Bogart as an example of how important it is to always be nice to him. The children really connect with that.

Charleston Kindness

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

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Sister Sandra Makowski, author of “The Side of Kindness: Recovering the Lost Art of Being Kind” met with me over lunch during my stay in Charleston. She is the Chancellor of the Charleston Roman Catholic Diocese. How kind it was of her to take the time out of her busy day to meet with me. I am about to start reading her book and I am excited to delve into it.

James Island Charter School

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

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The “Keep it Kind” Group at the James Island Charter School is doing wonderful acts of kindness throughout the Charleston community. Thank you to all of them

International Peace Day

Monday, September 21st, 2015

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The door to the Kindness Bus has the word peace written in 51 languages. About 99% of the world’s population is represented on this single door.