Archive for March, 2017

Spring into Kindness

Monday, March 20th, 2017

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Today is one of the most exciting days of the year, not only is it the first day of spring, it is also the 6th annual Spring into Kindness Day!
On this day you are urged to surprise someone with an act of kindness. You can even surprise a two-year-old French Bulldog puppy such as Vince. The return on my kindness to him was immediate. Puppy kisses are the best.

Special Olympics

Sunday, March 19th, 2017

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Special Olympics competition in Collier County today. Hundreds of athletes from eight counties will move on to state competition. Congratulations to all participants, medal winners, proud parents, friends and volunteers.

East Naples Kiwanis

Saturday, March 18th, 2017

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Thank you to the East Naples Kiwanis for the invitation to talk to their group this morning about my upcoming ride. Jeanne from Laces of Love and Skip from Caps for Cancer were here today as well. They had children in need “covered from head to toe.”

Ottawa, Canada

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

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Joanna and Bert’s son Campbell has cerebral palsy. They found great peace in seeing a guy riding a bicycle offering comfort and compassion for those with special needs. They are visiting Naples, Florida from Ottawa, Canada. They embody the meaning of kindness and compassion. What loving parents.

House of Gaia

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

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Fun visit at House of Gaia today in Naples, Florida. There were smiles all afternoon from everyone. The special needs adults were as welcoming, kind, and caring as anyone has ever been towards me or my mission. Thank you for the very memorable visit.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Sunday, March 12th, 2017

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There was a wonderful response at the Saint Patrick’s day parade in Naples, Florida for the upcoming ride around the perimeter of the United States for children with disabilities and differences. As I rode my bike along the route there was a rolling applause from time to time, sometimes a distance a few hundred feet as I slowly rolled by.

Ten Day Countdown

Friday, March 10th, 2017
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It’s 10 days until spring in 10 days until Spring into Kindness Day
This annual event takes place on the first day of spring. On this day, those who participate are asked to surprise someone with an act of kindness. You are asked to challenge yourself to do this act of kindness for someone you normally don’t associate with in your circle of friends. This event is guaranteed to create new friendships.