Archive for November, 2013

Week of Service

Monday, November 25th, 2013

11-25-13This is one of my favorite weeks of the year. Not only does Thanksgiving occur during this week, but this is my week of service.
This year, because my travels have been slowed by not having The Kindness Bus nearby, I have decided to get involved with a letter writing campaign to our overseas troops, I hope to write hundreds. So many of those who protect our way of freedom are left without contact from the states. I have decided that writing letters of gratitude would be a great way to bring some cheer this Thanksgiving week.
There are a number of resources that send packages overseas and will include handwritten letters in each individual package. One of my favorites I highly recommend that we all take some time out a few times a year to help bring a little cheer into the life of a soldier, thousands of miles from home.

Two Thumbs Up

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

11-19-13 copyFriends from Sausalito, Pete and Nance, had been considering helping those in need on a one-on-one basis for a year or so, until they laid eyes on The Kindness Bus. The more than subliminal effect was immediate. It set them on a course to help individuals throughout northern California.
I was honored to see that they had recently purchased a VW bus…and they had started painting its exterior!!!
They will be launching a website and I will post it at that time. Great things will come because of this mission and many will be helped.
Thank you Pete and Nance.

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Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

11-12-13Twenty five schools across the country have signed up to take part in having a mindset of kindness for the school year. One of those twenty five, Discover Nature, is a small school program on the grounds of Antler Ridge Wildlife Refuge that I invited to take part in this endeavor.
I visited this wonderful program a couple of summers ago and was impressed at the culture of kindness that pervaded throughout not only at Discover Nature but Antler Ridge as well.
Nicole Rose and Kelly Simonetti of these two organizations are teaching children kindness in their corner of western New Jersey. Nicole Rose sent me a great photo of their kindness pledge proudly displayed for all to see.