What a wonderful opportunity to meet with some of the residents and most of the staff at Youth Haven in Collier County. This facility takes in neglected, abused and homeless youth from this region. They love the fact that the Kindness Bus Tour visits Collier County each year. I have been invited back to talk to all of the students and staff next fall. I can hardly contain my excitement.
Archive for March, 2016
I’m always looking for creative ways to interact with people along my travels. One thing I have been noticing on social media is when people hold a picture frame up to promote their endeavor. I have decided to create one of these frames and will start using it on a regular basis. The photo today is of a mock-up of how the actual frame will look. This will certainly be a fun addition to the Kindness Bus Tour.
Today I spent a few hours signing Bogart’s first book in Old Naples, Florida. Emma, who was our first customer today, told her grandfather, who she was with, all about our visit to her school and having kindness as a goal.
The crowds were a little bit slim today, however we still had 12 very happy customers, some of them decided that the books would make great Easter basket stuffers.
The fifth annual Spring into Kindness Day is in the books. This annual event, always celebrated on the first day of spring, challenges the individual to do a kind act for someone out of their circle of friends and family. This fun day-long celebration is spreading across the United States. The photo today is one of our celebrations on the Santa Monica pier in California. Thank you to Spring Hope and her crew who help to grow this celebration every year.
My previous days program at Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church was attended by Peggy Totten, the preschool teacher at Saint Mark’s. She was thrilled and saw that our program would be great for her four and five-year-old students. This group was all ears on me and of course all eyes on Bogart. What a very engaging and kind group of children they are.
Saint Marks Episcopal Church on Marco Island, Florida had me come to talk to their youth group. Many of the children attend Tommie Barfield Elementary school so they have had the pleasure of meeting Bogart at their school over the past four years.
This group was so attentive and they hung on Bogart’s every movement. He stole the show once again.