A Letter To Say Hello

Thank you for visiting my blog. I have to say that with the COVID-19 situation a lot of people may feel depressed, myself included, but there are still ways that we can share our kindness with others. It makes a person feel good to share kindnesses and naturally it makes the recipient feel uplifted as well! We have to remain faithful and continue to hope for the best during these difficult times. In my daily list of suggestions for each day of the week you will find ways in which you can carry out kind deeds.

The first time in the news. A letter I had submitted to our local newspaper dated November 8th 1988.

I created Be Kind to Humankind Week in 1988. I wish that I could say I created it out of a sweet, kind, loving heart, but I didn’t. I was actually enraged and that’s why I created bk2hk. My rage came upon me after reading a heartbreaking article in my local press. The only good thing about this story is that one person was saved from this terrible accident. I had been reading the press too much at the time and that was unlike me because I always get depressed when I read the news and so I avoid looking at it. One day back in August 1988 though I did read it and came upon an article that caused me a great amount of distress. To read what happened you can go to my About page.

I guess I was meant to read the paper that day. If I didn’t read it there would be no bk2hk. With your help and all of those who have helped in the past, Be Kind to Humankind Week will continue to inspire and enrich many more lives! I am humbled and delighted to see so many people enjoying celebrating this special week. Thanks again for checking us out and have a great rest of the summer!

Thank you!

I want to take this opportunity to say thank you to all of those people who participated in Be Kind to Humankind Week! As I had mentioned in my last blog entry, people who show an interest in promoting the week tend to just take the information about Be Kind to Humankind Week and run with it! Their sense of creativity is always great and word of the celebration reaches many people!

Thank you again and have a wonderful fall!

Have a great summer!

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!

Summer Sunshine

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.

It has never hurt anyone to be a little kinder.

Smiles are free. Being kind is free. Being compassionate, thoughtful and caring is free. Best Wishes for a great summer!

What is Love

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.’
Karen – age 7
(What an image!)

‘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