Merry Christmas to all!
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!!!
I know you are a kindhearted person otherwise you would not be interested in visiting our site! So thank you and Happy BK2HK to you! Be Kind to Humankind is celebrating its 24th year in existence this year! Wow. It is hard to believe.
This uplifting celebration and focus on kindness began in August of 1988. Sometime in the fall of that year my husband came home from the library (yep we did any and all of our research at the library. Very few people had personal computers back then), and he said to me, “I was looking at a reference book in the library called Chases Book of Annual Events and it had all of these special celebrations in it. I brought you home a copy of the request form for you to fill out. Maybe they will publish your celebration”. So I filled out the form and mailed it in. A couple of weeks later I received a letter in the mail from Chase accepting my request! It has been in their book now for 23 years! Because of Chase, BK2HK really took off publicity wise. I was conducting numerous telephone radio interviews along with newspaper interviews. BK2HK was publicized in many books, magazines and newspapers at the time.
I laugh when I remember the day my dad called me and said “Did you look in the press today? Your Be Kind To Humankind Week is in there!!!” He sadly passed away in 1990 at the age of 60 years old so he never had the opportunity to see just how far BK2HK has come! If only he knew that one day it would be celebrated worldwide! So with that being said…I thank you again for checking us out and I can only hope that you will always remember that 1 person CAN make a huge difference in this world.
BK2HK will be 24 years old this August! Wow, almost a quarter of a century old!! It is hard to believe.
I happened to be reading an article about anger and anger management. The article struck a cord in me as I had mentioned bullying and anger issues in a previous post. There seems to be a lot of angry people out there these days and I do not remember it being as bad as it is today as far as the slew of different so called “rages” we have going on.
I will be the first to admit that I have an extremely short fuse. It takes an awful lot for me to control my anger, however I manage to do so for the most part. I internalize everything. I have to learn how to control and re-direct my anger into a positive channel.
Actually…back in 1988 that is exactly what I did when I became enraged over Bernard’s senseless death. I then decided to celebrate humanity’s good and kind qualities instead of focusing on the anger I felt….thus the creation of BK2HK in 1988.
While anger is a legitimate response to certain situations and injustices, it all too often leads to a regretful action or reaction if not controlled. I believe one way of diffusing anger is to deal with it quickly and graciously with the person who offended us, before it turns into bitterness and ongoing resentment. It is essential for us to control our anger instead of allowing it to control us.
So with that said….stay healthy, stay contented which leads to inner peace and happiness, control your temper and stay kind.
My Kindest Regards,
What a Merry Christmas it will be for all of the children at “The Foote Care Center” in Jackson, Michigan. This hospital administers its services to the care of both adults and children in all aspects of healthcare, and the pediatric unit was thrilled to hear the news that they would be receiving home-made Christmas cards from children as far away as Los Angeles California, Louisiana, and Hawaii!!! BK2HK also included a box of chocolates for the nurses!
These wonderful cards put a BIG smile on my face, and I know they will do the same for these hospitalized children! A GREAT BIG THANK YOU to all who participated in this “Kind Acts In Action”…they are as follows: Girl Scout Troop 748 in Los Angeles, California. Misty Broussard from Columbia, Louisiana. And our friends @ Pahio Resort in Princeville Kauai, Hawaii!!! Also, a BIG thank you to doonenicething.com and Debbie Tenzer for her thoughtfulness!! Happy Holidays to you all!!
September 21st is the “International Day of Peace”. How we wish everyday could be peaceful here on earth. Unfortunately it is not, however as the song says, “Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me”. Those wise words are true as true can be. Peace and kindheartedness must begin within ourselves first and then shared with others. So let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me.
The second graders at Bates Elementary School in Dexter, Michigan poured out their hearts and souls to make absolutely beautiful Mother’s Day Cards for our local seniors!
What a wonderful job they did. I delivered 51 Cards to The Northfield Place Nursing Home in Whitmore Lake on May 12th the Friday prior to Mother’s Day. The director there said the staff would give them out on Sunday, Mother’s Day! The residents were so excited to receive them! One resident said, “Are we allowed to keep them”? I said of course, the children made them just for you!
I delivered the remainder of the cards to the Dexter Senior Center. The director there said that they would place them along with their Meals-On-Wheels program so the homebound folks would receive them for Mother’s Day! They were thrilled to receive the cards from the children.
I would like to give a BIG THANK YOU to the children and teachers who made this possible, and to the entire staff at Bates Elementary who assisted in making this event possible! Thank you again for your Kind Acts in Action!