Eastern Kentucky University

October 29th, 2009


On my way to EKU, I stopped at a McDonald’s for a coffee and while I was there lady name Millie came up to me after seeing the bus.  She thought it was so nice to see someone with that kind of message.  We had a nice chat and I thought it was, for me, a great way to start the day.  Thank you, Millie. 

I arrived on campus and quickly noticed the now traditional “no parking without a pass signs.”  I also noticed all the walking students, and after seeing a shuttle bus stop that was not being used, I decided to pull in and park.  I left my flashers on, I’m sure that will help.  As I was setting things up, I saw many students walking by a large bronze statue of a man.  Many of these students were giving this man’s boot  a rub.  This was definitely worth checking out.  Daniel Boone!  This was a statue of Daniel himself.  As I was told, rubbing his boot will bring good luck.  I’ll bet they rub extra long on exam days.  Besides talking to dozens of students here, I thought it was a natural for a picture of Daniel and Bogart. 

I met Rebecca, who works in the mail room and she thought it would be fine to put a stack of stickers there where students could pick one up as they collect their mail.  My thanks to Rebecca.  I thought my time at the shuttle bus spot was getting to the end of its life, so I decided to drive to the alumni office, where I left some stickers. Everyone is so helpful when it comes to spreading this message of kindness. 

Parking becomes available after 4:30.  So, Bogie and I went back to a good spot and it turned out to be a great evening for us.  We parked at a busy location and found a steady stream of students.  One young lady, Morgan, ran up and said, “My boyfriend will be so jealous.”  Turns out he saw me at a previous school and when he finds out I saw The Kindness Bus, he’ll be jealous.  She held Bogie and loved the Kindness Project idea.  She’s going to be a teacher, just like her mom.  While I wasn’t planning to visit it, Morgan convinced me to go on Saturday to Union College in Barbourville, Kentucky, where her mom lives.  That’s a benefit of having a flexible schedule.  So, it’s on to Berea College tomorrow and Union College on Saturday.  Onward goes One Million Acts of Kindness.

4 Responses to “Eastern Kentucky University”

  1. sheela says:

    Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily this is not difficult.

  2. holly says:

    You should pray for a sound mind in a sound body.

  3. loopzer says:

    you just found a new daily reader

  4. Brianna says:

    It was wonderful to have you and Bogart on campus! 🙂 Me and my roommate have pictures and stickers that we like to share with others. Best of luck on the rest of your journey!!!