Be Kind to Humankind Week Celebrates Its 30th Year Milestone This Month

Once again bk2hk’s celebration is coming upon us and we want to take this opportunity to thank all of those individuals who have helped us through out the years to spread kindness to those around us. Be Kind to Humankind was born in August of 1988 and turns 30 years old this year!! With your help and with the help of those before you, bk2hk has reached many thousands of people through out the world!! It’s astonishing yet true that one person has created this celebration and it has grown year after year. I am that person and in 1988 I was 30 years old, now 30 years later I’m 60 years old and I continue to be very humbled to see what wonderful things people do to help us promote kindness. Please remember to remain kind throughout the year, not just this one week! A little kindness goes a long way. Make the decision to be kind. Study our daily affirmations and continue to practice these ideas every day and add ideas of your own! Thank you again and enjoy this celebration of being kind to others.

Happy Thanksgiving

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!!!

Happy Be Kind to Humankind Week!!!

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.

Happy Be Kind to Humankind Week!!!

Healthy, Happy New Year 2012!

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,
Lorraine

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: https://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

Christmas Cards Delivered

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!!

View photos of the cards