Though I have never seen the Sequoia trees of California, known as Redwoods, I am told they are spectacular, towering as much as 300 feet above the ground. Strangely, these towering trees have unusually shallow root systems that spider out just under the surface of the ground to catch as much of the surface moisture they can. And this is their vulnerability. Storms with heavy winds would almost always bring these giants crashing to the ground but this rarely happens because they grow in clusters and their intertwining roots provide support for one another against the storms.
When we are together, either as a family or as a church, we provide this same support. Pain and suffering come to all of us. But, just like those giant Sequoia trees, we can be supported in those difficult times by the touch of one another’s lives. The knowledge that we have someone; that we are not alone; that there is someone who is willing to touch us, hold us, keeps us from being destroyed.
“May you always have someone to uphold you in the storms of life.” – Lorraine Jara
“The point is not to pay back kindness but to pass it on.” – Julia Alvarez
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no records of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.
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!
The American Cancer Society held a “Relay For Life” on April 29, 2006 at the Chelsea Fairgrounds in Chelsea Michigan! They had a wonderful turnout and many “THANKS” goes out to all who participated! This was a “Kind Act In Action” if we ever saw one!
Below I have posted a few of the photos taken at the event. We were unable to include all participant’s photos, however we did manage to get quite a few nice pictures of the event.
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Established in 1988 as Be Kind To Humankind Week, Be Kind To Humankind is a celebration of kindness all year long. Be Kind To Humankind was created for a special young man who died at a very young age (23) under very special circumstances. You can read the full story on our About page. This organization was born to celebrate his life, as he did not die in vain, and to help all of us to remember to be kind 365 days of the year! Thank you.