Archive for October, 2016

Needing a Good Wash

Sunday, October 30th, 2016


One of my most popular Facebook followers is a gentleman by the name of Demetrios from Deerfield Beach, Florida. As I traveled south down the Florida coast I contacted him letting him know that I would be in his area. We definitely had to meet in person after all these years of him following our mission. When I got to his house he volunteered to wash the Kindness Bus by hand. It is now the cleanest that it has been quite a few months.
Thank you Demetrios!

Vero Beach Friends

Friday, October 28th, 2016


Nearly 6 years ago I met Rodger and Denny from Vero Beach, Florida. I always make it a point to visit them when ever I’m heading up or down the East Coast of Florida. They are so kind and caring and are very gracious hosts when I stay overnight in Vero for a few days. Denny prepares unbelievable flavorful and healthy meals, helping me to get the nourishment I need to ride as much as I do in their town. Thank you to both of them for helping my travels be just a little bit easier.

Cocoa and Cocoa Beach, Florida

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016


Thank you to all the wonderful people who were out and about to witness the Kindness Bus and Kindness Bicycle in their town.
I had some very wonderful conversations including Eric Larkin who spent enough time to go in-depth with what this mission is all about and he kindly took the time to film me and promote One Million Acts of Kindness to all of his friends and relatives.



Oh, The People I Meet

Monday, October 24th, 2016


When you travel the country extensively, trying to connect with as many people during the course of the day as possible, you meet some pretty incredible people. Two of my favorite persons are Scott and Paula Hasselbring. The two of them are very big cheerleaders for the One Million Acts of Kindness mission and are very kind supporters as well. I always try to make a point to visit them in Cocoa, Florida when my schedule permits because I always leave energized and feeling more inspired than when I arrived.
They are both some of the nicest people you ever will meet and after six years the bond has only grown stronger.

Savannah Was Spared

Saturday, October 22nd, 2016


Driving down the I-95 corridor last evening it was apparent that that there would be loads of damage in Savannah. I got into Savannah right as evening crowds started to fill the streets of this beautiful town. Luckily, very little damage happened in the downtown area. Sure there were many branches and limbs that had fallen but I only saw one tree of historic value that had fallen. It was such a relief that for the most part, Savannah was spared.
The annual film festival takes place this week and I am lucky to be here during the celebration. Bogart is always dressed for a formal party and he fits right in with all the men in their tuxedoes and women in their formal gowns.

Colorful Asheville

Friday, October 21st, 2016


Asheville, North Carolina is a colorful city with beautiful views of color this time of year. Residents and visitors alike we’re thrilled to see the Kindness Bus and its colorful tapestry adorning its body.
Kindness abounds in Asheville with so many compliments and positivity directed toward One Million Acts of Kindness.
Thank you to the wonderfully, colorful people in Asheville, North Carolina: a very kind town indeed.
This car sported an 11 year old “Sow Only Seeds of Love” bumper sticker. A program I started soon after 9/11. I left a packet of stickers under the windshield wiper.



Off the Grid

Thursday, October 20th, 2016


For much of the past week I have been volunteering for individuals and groups in the Asheville, North Carolina area. I have been off the grid: no Facebook, Internet, social media etc… I took the time at the end of this week to relax for a bit with a hot cup of tea and Bogart swinging along with me.
Volunteering with something you like to do is a great way to clear your mind and re-energize your being.
OK Bogart!, it’s time to get back to your important work.