Archive for September, 2014

Let’s Get These Wheels Rolling

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014


With recovery from my detached retina surgery almost complete, Bogart looks like he wants to get the wheels on the Blue Bird of Kindness rolling as much as I.

Girl Scout Grass Roots Goodness

Sunday, September 28th, 2014


The Girl Scout logo is now complete on the back corner of the Blue Bird of Kindness. This grassroots effort is taking hold with troops across the country. A Girl Scout can earn a patch by taking a pledge of performing One Million Acts of Kindness in her life.

Book Signings

Friday, September 26th, 2014


Forever looking for opportunities to spread a message of kindness while visiting cities across the US, I have now decided to have book signings wherever I can. My first test of this idea…7 books sold in 25 minutes! This will also help raise revenue for One Million Acts of Kindness.

New Kindness App.

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014


Please take the time to read the following email/blog written by friends, Nance and Peter from Sausalito.

When I was 19 years old and was asked by a college professor my career aspirations, I said “I want to be a Fairy Godmother and create more joy and delight in the world.”
Fast forward almost 40 years, add a later in life partner, and you have Kindness Acts, our project to spread more kindness and joy in life, by doing simple kind acts.

Inspired by Bob Votruba’s bus,(one we sold our SUV, bought a 1990 Volkswagon Van, named it Bodhi, painted it with slogans around compassion, love and kindness, and have set out to see how many kindnesses and delight acts we can  perform, while encouraging  others to do the same.(

One way we are trying to spread the force of kindness around the world is through our new free app-
‘A Year of Kindness Acts’ for the iPhone / iPad,  released Sept 24th 2014

It is our belief that most people really do want to help each other, but that often we just don’t have the tools on hand  or the ideas don’t come quickly enough to seize the moment (and do something wonderful and unexpected.

So here you are are!! We have done it for you!!! We have gathered together the best kindness acts— the best of what we have done, what has been done for us, the best things our friends have done, and ideas people have shared with us of their favorite kindness acts— and put them together. These ideas are doable, simple and will be sure to spark more ideas of your own.

We are not affiliated with any group, religion or organization, receive no monies, and are self funding at this point.
We are just two folks on the road with a mission to demonstrate our true nature which is kindness, and to help  bring that out in other people.

You can reach us at ,  or415-860-1616

Looking forward  to a world where Kindness Acts without restraint.

Love to all,  nance

A Year of Kindness Acts’ is available  in the Apple app store for iPhone and iPad users.  The app is free and costs only 99 cents to remove ads, which will go to support more  Kindness Acts

Life Act

Monday, September 22nd, 2014


Suicide Prevention Education Alliance has a new name, Life Act.
While in Cleveland I stopped and talked with Executive Director, Jack Binder. He has a very big passion about saving the lives young adults by reaching those in need of help through their school education programs. It is having a great impact for at-risk individuals to receive the treatment they need
In a couple of weeks their “Into the Light Walk” happens on October 5th at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.

End of a Big Week

Saturday, September 20th, 2014


Bogart’s 7th birthday week of celebration came to an end today.
He is one spoiled pooch and deservedly so, he helps those in need of a smile and is a service animal extraordinaire!
Thank you to everyone who offered birthday wishes.


Thursday, September 18th, 2014


The Global Kindness Tour will be slowed down over the next week or so due to a very nasty retina detachment.
All is well.