Archive for July, 2013

The Greatest Office in the World

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

7-24-13My office can’t be beat. It has a window to the world. It allows me to see and be seen.
Being visible by the most individuals during the course of the day is of paramount importance. Having a child be able to ask questions of a parent that normally aren’t asked is what I love to have happen. Having a parent ask a child the same is just as important.
Questions like: Mom, Dad, what does that say/mean on that bus? or Have you ever been bullied at school son, daughter? These are questions that spark conversations amongst loved ones. Questions that need to be asked.
My office truly has a window to the world. My want is that it provides a window to the hearts and souls of those who love one another.

Hot Off the Presses

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

Thank you to Pauline and James for all the hard work in creating the following spectacular flyer:


Mirror Image

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

7-22-13It is said that everyone in the world has a twin. The same will hold true about The Kindness Bus beginning this upcoming winter in Florida. Funds will need to be raised from now through March to purchase a bus and transform it to replicate as closely as possible, the original Kindness Bus…Spread the word!
It is my hope, to donate the existing Kindness Bus to an organization, to be used as an educational tool for kids to learn about kindness, love and respect…and so much more.

Bring a Grown Man to Tears

Sunday, July 21st, 2013

7-21-13A man who stopped for traffic across from the parked Kindness Bus gave me a thumbs up as I sat in the driver’s seat. I pointed to the words beneath the driver’s window in today’s photo.
I could see him tearing up as his lips read the words to his grandchildren in his car. He tapped his heart a few times with his hand, while everyone in the car waved as he slowly pulled away.
It was clear that my wish, is his wish as well.

Yesterday Was His Birthday

Saturday, July 20th, 2013

A woman in her 70s approached me while walking Bogart through Sausalito yesterday. “Is that your bus and bike?” she said. After talking briefly about my mission, she said, “Yesterday was my son’s birthday, he would have been 47. He took his life 25 years ago.” She told me how she and her daughter celebrate his life on his birthday every year as it is a way to remember all of the good he did in his life. She talked of grandchildren that could have been and how she still feels it was such a waste after all these years.
She asked if I could write this story, with the belief that it might help just one person from taking their life. She said, “Because you will make those who love you, question themselves what they did wrong and what they should have done differently the rest of their lives, even if you tell them it wasn’t their fault in your suicide note.”

Kindness on the High Seas

Friday, July 19th, 2013

7-19-13The America’s Cup and preliminary races are in San Francisco through mid September. I am meeting people throughout the world who are taking a message of kindness, love and respect back to their respective countries…they are getting kindness stickers as well. It’s a perfect way of getting notoriety for this mission without spending 10 million dollars, as major sponsors do.
Martin, an avid junior sailor from Rowayton, Connecticut, on the Atlantic side of the United States, has been taking kindness out on the high seas for a couple of years now. Thank you Martin, for giving one of the kindness stickers, a prominent spot on Sweet Pea, your beetlecat sailboat.

Standing Up to Bullying

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

7-18-13Anyone can stand up to bullying, no matter the age. Many of the schools I visit have this as their centerpiece to being a deterrent to bullying. The “See something, say something” programs are very popular across the nation. It thwarts a situation before the bullying can have a long term adverse affect.
Cal State, Long Beach professor, Jordan Smith and family stopped by and talked with me about the Bullying sign on The Kindness Bicycle. He and his wife teach their children to help with those who are bullied, adopting the “See something, say something” philosophy. The children are blessed to have such loving parents and vice versa.