Be Kind To Humankind
Established 1988

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My New Year Resolution

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!

Bully movie

There is new movie coming out which addresses the issue of bullying in our schools. (video below). We have all had the experience of witnessing others being bullied, being bullied ourselves, or we ourselves as children acting out bullying behavior towards others. Whatever the case may be, I believe that since the 1960’s when I was a youngster, things have gotten much worse.

I haven’t got the answer as to why. I suppose there are a lot of reasons why.
But I do know that it needs to stop. Will it ever stop completely? I doubt it. However, I have no doubt that if people pull together as seen in this movie trailer, there will be a hugely significant change in the numbers of those children being bullied, and I believe that number will lesson!!

Take a moment to watch the trailer…have your children watch the trailer….go to the theater to see the movie with your kids when it comes out. Then join in making that huge difference.

A “Thoughtful Thursday” Indeed….

Today I was at the hospital. I am having total knee replacement surgery next Thursday, and I have been going to the hospital weekly for injections to build up my red blood cells in preparation for the surgery.

As I was awaiting my turn, I began chatting with another woman in the waiting room (I’m the type to start a whole conversation with strangers anywhere I go…). As we chatted I was called into the prep room for my injections. The woman to whom I was speaking with stood up and handed the nurse a beautiful basket of fresh flowers. The nurse smiled broadly and exclaimed “Oh how beautiful! Thank you so much!” She then brought them in to show the other nurses and told them that Phyllis had given them to her. The other nurses didn’t know at first that the flowers were meant for them. When they discovered this lovely gift was for them, they were astounded and immediately called Phyllis into the prep room. Hugs went all around along with “Thank you so much Phyllis we never expected this, how thoughtful of you!”, and of course Phyllis was also thanking the nurses for being so kind and good to her. What a wonderful and heartwarming sight for anyone lucky enough to see this (namely – lucky me).

I gave Phyllis a “Be Kind to Humankind Week” pen, and asked her if I could photograph her for a story on my blog.
She was so very kind to me and more than happy to oblige! Above is the photo I took. From left to right is nurse Tina, seated is Phyllis and on the right is nurse Vicki. These nurses are absolutely wonderful and truly enjoy their work, it shows in how well they treat their patients! Sherry, another awesome nurse, was not available at the time. A big thank you to Tina, Vicki and Sherry for making difficult and sometimes scary hospital procedures a lot easier with their genuine kindness. Also, a huge thanks to Phyllis for helping all of us to remember that kindness is golden and its gem is a diamond, the best gift worth giving!

A Happy Home Recipe

4 Cups of Love
2 cups of Loyalty
3 cups of Forgiveness
3 cups of Kindness
1 cup of Friendship
1 cup of Understanding
5 spoons of Hope
2 spoons of Tenderness
4 quarts of Faith
1 barrel of Laughter

Take Love and Loyalty, mix it thoroughly with Faith. Blend it with Tenderness, Kindness and Understanding. Add Friendship and Hope. Sprinkle it with Sunshine. Knead in Laughter. Serve daily with generous helpings!!!

New Years Resolutions…

New Years Resolutions…
By: Nathan Collier

The history of making New Years resolutions dates all the way back to the time of ancient Rome. The Romans are responsible for the majority of the modern calendar and for the tradition of making resolutions on New Years.

Celebrating the new year has been a tradition for thousands of years and is arguably the oldest celebrated holiday. The ancient Babylonians were the first to hold celebrations for the new year over 4000 years ago though they did not begin the tradition of making resolutions on that day.

New Years has not always been celebrated on January 1st and it’s not celebrated on that date everywhere today. The Roman and Gregorian calendars are both solar calendars that hold the new year on January 1st. Lunar calendars such as the Chinese calendar would hold the new year on the first full moon of the year.

As Founder of BK2HK I ask…
What will be your New Years Resolution?
Mine will be to practice what I preach and BE KIND to others even when I am not in the mood. The fact is…I have a tendency to put aside my grouchy mood {and save it for my husband} when dealing with people.
Admittedly this is not ideal for my marriage; however he in turn saves his grouchy moods for me, so I guess we are even!!

What will be your New Years Resolution?
Make it something worthwhile. Worthwhile in the respect that it will serve to make this mixed up world a kinder and gentler place to live. Start with YOU….and it will spread from there. Trust me…it will. For suggestions please go to: http://www.bk2hk.org/week/sunday/

Thanks…and remember…not even the SMALLEST kind deed goes unnoticed.

A HAPPY, HEALTHY and PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR TO ALL!!!!
Lorraine

Can YOU be a Johnny today?

Watch the following video clip — it is a story of Johnny, the grocery store bagger. It is very short, but it will remind you of why and how we make an impact in what we do.

You may even want to share it with others, and I hope you will. It’s amazing how one young Down’s Syndrome bagger made such a wonderful impact on those customers lucky enough to have Johnny bag their groceries!

Watch the movie here