Archive for August, 2014

Beautiful Words

Saturday, August 16th, 2014


A week or so ago, I invited young woman to write some words on the Blue Bird of Kindness for the world to see. The beautiful words she shared, are words of comfort for all of us. I love the hope she offers in her last two words.

Twenty Months Ago Today

Thursday, August 14th, 2014
I wrote the following blog twenty months ago in order to inspire others…hopefully many of you have acted upon its message.

It is hard to believe that a month has passed since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. So much time and energy has been put into covering this story. City, state and federal branches of government have, and will work, to draft legislation to protect children. Countless groups, schools, churches and individuals have done amazing charitable acts of kindness to comfort, directly or indirectly, for others since that tragic day.

All of us should use an event like this to comfort those in need, especially the youngest in our society. Don’t wait another moment, for months, turn into years

Blog Interview

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014
Thank you to Jeff Bogart for the interview about my travels to spread an awareness of kindness.
The nearly one hour long interview can be accessed on the link below .

It’s a Parade !!

Sunday, August 10th, 2014


Thousands of spectators in Mayfield Heights, Ohio watched as the Blue Bird of Kindness rolled by on this picture-perfect afternoon. Having visited all of the elementary schools in this community, many times, the children in the crowd were excited to see this beautiful bus once again.
With Bogart resting in the comfort of an air conditioned home, dozens of them wondered aloud, “Where’s Bogart!!”

Kindness Pledge for Schools

Friday, August 8th, 2014
I need volunteers who will help during the next 4 weeks, by contacting schools, principals and educators to promote the One Million Acts of Kindness Pledge for Schools.

If you feel you can help or if you wish to sign up your school, please contact me at

Thank you to those who have forwarded this message of kindness to their contacts.

Kindness always…all ways,

Bob Votruba

Excited About Being Kind

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014


Two brothers from New Jersey stopped in their tracks when the Kindness Bicycle came into view.
Everyone should get this excited about kindness!

Kindness for the Entire Family

Monday, August 4th, 2014


Any family, collectively, can perform One Million Acts of Kindness by the time the kids head off to college. Please have every member of your family get involved in a lifetime goal of kindness.