HAPPY 26th BIRTHDAY TO “BE KIND TO HUMANKIND WEEK” (BK2HK)!!!

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It’s hard to believe that BK2HK is 26 years old! I created it in 1988 when I was 30! I can’t get over how fast time passes by. I just want to ask you to slow down during Be Kind to Humankind Week and take the time to share your good thoughts and good deeds with others. I wish that we could incorporate this way of thinking all year round, its very difficult to do. But if we can give it a try, be mindful of our words and actions towards others, well that would be great! It would be the start of a very good thing.

Please don’t forget to visit our daily affirmations listed in my last post.
Have a good week and thanks for visiting our blog!

Be Well, be Kind.

Lorraine Jara
Founder/Promoter
BE KIND to HUMANKIND WEEK

Have a great summer!

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Here it is June already! It never seems to fail, time flying by so quickly. I really should write on my blog more often. What am I saying…I haven’t written anything for 5 months! I admit that I have been a slacker, but BK2HK has been around for almost 26 years, and when BK2HK is found to be interesting to someone, they promote it in their own way.

I hope this will be the case each year so that Be Kind to Humankind Week will continue to be enjoyed!

Have a great summer!

My New Year Resolution

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My New Year resolution is to work on honing my own suggestions on how to celebrate sharing kindness. This goal of practicing what I preach is just as difficult for me as it is for anyone else.

With that said, once again I wish everyone a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year!

Happy Thanksgiving

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Thankful, thanks, thank you, give thanks, thank my lucky stars, much thanks, thank goodness, thank God, thanks to you, thanks be to God, very thankful, give thanks for my family, give thanks for my friends, thanks for my health, thanks for my wealth, thanks for knowing that our health IS our wealth, thanks again, and again, and again, thanks many times over.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!!!

Summer Sunshine

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Hi!

I hope this note finds you well and I’m glad that you are taking the time to visit BK2HK!

Here it is June already and in two months BK2HK will be celebrating it’s 25th anniversary! I created Be Kind to Humankind in August of 1988 because of a tragic accident I read about in our local press. To find out more please go to our “about” page.

There has been a lot going on in our nation and there have been many changes in our country as to who we once were as a nation. We used to be steeped in faith, family and friends, however the huge difference now is that the peace and comfort that we used to feel as a nation is gone.

Now there are terrorist attacks, school shootings, angry people taking out their anger by shooting massacres, road rage, hateful remarks spewed out in social media and more.

The one thing that we can be sure of is what my father once said, and that was “It has never hurt anyone to be a little kinder.”  A little more kindness is something this world can use. This is a fact. There cannot be any disputes about it. Showing kindness every day with simple acts of kindness is easy and very rewarding. It is also contagious. It spreads from one person to the next and then some!

Being kind makes the giver feel good. It also makes the recipient feel good. Being kind is healthy. Smiling creates less wrinkles on the face. Smile wrinkles are better than frown wrinkles anyway. Smiling (a little one, we don’t expect you to walk around looking like the joker in Batman!) is easy to pass along and it takes very little effort.

Smiles are free.

Being kind is free.

Being compassionate, thoughtful and caring is free.

Please remember that in the summer months, blood for local hospitals is in much need! I am now able to donate blood again after healing from knee replacement surgery. I hope that you will donate also! It’s a great way to be kind and save lives!

Visit the Red Cross website to find out more about donating blood.

Best Wishes for a great summer!

What is Love?

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What is Love?

Slow down for three minutes to read this. It is so worth it.

Touching words from the mouth of babes.

A group of professional people posed this question to a group of 4 to 8 year-olds,

‘What does love mean?’

The answers they got were broader and deeper than anyone could have imagined

See what you think:

‘When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn’t bend over and paint her toenails anymore.. So my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too. That’s love.’

Rebecca- age 8

‘When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different.
You just know that your name is safe in their mouth.’

Billy – age 4

‘Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on shaving cologne and they go out and smell each other.’

Karl – age 5

‘Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your French fries without making them give you any of theirs.’

Chrissy – age 6

‘Love is what makes you smile when you’re tired.’

Terri – age 4

‘Love is when my mommy makes coffee for my daddy and she takes a sip before giving it to him, to make sure the taste is OK.’

Danny – age 7

‘Love is when you kiss all the time. Then when you get tired of kissing, you still want to be together and you talk more. My Mommy and Daddy are like that.
They look gross when they kiss’

Emily – age 8

‘Love is what’s in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents
And listen.’

Bobby – age 7 (Wow!)

‘If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend who you hate, ‘

Nikka – age 6
(we need a few million more Nikka’s on this planet)

‘Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, then he wears it every day..’

Noelle – age 7

‘Love is like a little old woman and a little old man who are still friends even after they know each other so well.’

Tommy – age 6

‘During my piano recital, I was on a stage and I was scared. I looked at all the people watching me and saw my daddy waving and smiling.

He was the only one doing that. I wasn’t scared anymore.’

Cindy – age 8

‘My mommy loves me more than anybody
You don’t see anyone else kissing me to sleep at night.’

Clare – age 6

‘Love is when Mommy gives Daddy the best piece of chicken.’

Elaine-age 5

‘Love is when Mommy sees Daddy smelly and sweaty and still says he is handsomer than Robert Redford .’

Chris – age 7

‘Love is when your puppy licks your face even after you left him alone all day.’

Mary Ann – age 4

‘I know my older sister loves me because she gives me all her old clothes and has to go out and buy new ones.’

Lauren – age 4

‘When you love somebody, your eyelashes go up and down and little stars come out of you.’(what an image)

Karen – age 7

‘Love is when Mommy sees Daddy on the toilet and she doesn’t think it’s gross..’

Mark – age 6

‘You really shouldn’t say ‘I love you’ unless you mean it. But if you mean it, you should say it a lot. People forget.’

Jessica – age 8
And the final one

The winner was a four year old child whose next door neighbor was an elderly gentleman who had recently lost his wife.

Upon seeing the man cry, the little boy went into the old gentleman’s yard, climbed onto his lap, and just sat there..

When his Mother asked what he had said to the neighbor, the little boy said,

‘Nothing, I just helped him cry’

So true!