Island Pacific Academy Graduates

Island Pacific Academy graduates decided to do something different with their graduation party. Instead of a lavish night they changed into street clothes after their graduation ceremony and got on a bus headed for Target. Once there, they split up into teams and were given a list of items that a local food pantry was in need of. Each team was given $300. The team who bought the most items with that money won. Continue reading “Island Pacific Academy Graduates”

Martha

Martha was having a hard day and decided that doing something kind would make someones day better, including her own. She left two Gatorade on top of her trash cans for the men who come to collect her trash. Her note read, “Thank you! Stay cool!”

 

“Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change. ” -Bob Kerrey

Sock Karma

Fuel Clothing Company was started by two childhood friends, Shane Levi Gould (Pro Snowboarder) and Buster Halterman (Pro Skateboarder). They started the company with $1200 between the two of them. It began with tees, hats and stickers but has expanded to include many other products that you can shop for here. Continue reading “Sock Karma”

David

I try to be positive and show kindness to others, I myself a disabled Vet. I was at the Dallas VA a couple weeks ago, and a soldier walked by me (I apologize, I didn’t get his name) but he was a burn patient from the Afghan war I believe. His face and ears were burned and he couldn’t see very well. He asked me if I could help to show him to which clinic he needed to go to, I was choked up, and showed him his way. I talked to the desk for him, then went back and sat down with him. He didn’t know me as I didn’t know him, we talked for about 30 min, just basic to how he’s doing and dealing with everything. When I had to leave he grabbed my arm, stood and gave me a hug, now I was chocked up! He thanked me for being just that one person (I guess outside of his family) to sit with him like there’s nothing wrong with him and just to have a visit. I sure would like to find him and see how he is progressing. My heart felt blessed for this act of kindness, you typically never see. I just hope I made his day a little lighter.
David Nottingham
SFC, USA, RET.

#dancingman

Someone saw this man dancing and decided to make fun of him. They took this picture and wrote this comment, “Spotted this specimen trying to dance the other week. He stopped when he saw us laughing.” They posted the image and caption onto the internet in an attempt to tease and cyber bully this man. Instead a beautiful thing happened… Continue reading “#dancingman”

Bikers Against Child Abuse

Chief is a licensed clinical social worker and a registered play therapist. He works primarily with children between the ages of 3-8 who have been abused and hurt in one way or another. During the time of his practice he would make good changes and progress with these children but everything could get undone quickly if a perpetrator drove past the house or had access to the child. His frustration grew and grew so he decided to ask some of his biker friends to help support a child. Continue reading “Bikers Against Child Abuse”

Bryan and Mai

Bryan and his wife Mai flip houses for a living. They sometimes come across random items left in a house. Recently they found a treasure, someones purple heart. They did the right thing and mailed it back to the family who lost it. Bryan said, “It’s pretty amazing what we find in some of these homes that we flip. This by far takes the cake!!” Continue reading “Bryan and Mai”

Link of Hearts

According to NIMH (National Institute of Mental Health), major depression is one of the most common mental disorders in the United States.  In fact, an estimated 16 million adults and 2.2 million adolescents had at least one depressive episode in 2012.  The number of patients diagnosed with depression increases by approximately 20% per year.  An estimated 350 million people around the world currently suffer from some form of depression. Continue reading “Link of Hearts”

Kristen

“Good deeds should be recognized!!
As I was checking out today at Walmart, an elderly lady was in front of me. A man probably in his late 50’s or 60’s helped her put her groceries into her cart. Then he proceeded to tell her that his mom had passed away a few years ago and that he had already paid for her groceries! He wished her a Happy Mother’s Day! The lady was shocked at the good deed. It was so sweet!! A few of us got a little teary- eyed!! I love to see kindness!!”

Sara

“Loma Linda is such a special place to my family and I. It is where many miracles took place and will always hold a place in my heart. Jake and I walked into the hospital so that I could get some lab work done. Typically Jake stays by my side however this time, he walked right over to an older man sitting alone in the waiting room. Jake stood there for a good few minutes holding this mans hand just smiling at him. It was as though they had a connection to each other without ever saying a word. So often we get caught up in the daily grind of life and miss the little things… smile more, laugh often and find joy in the journey!”

 

“If we all could see the world through the eyes of a child, we would see the magic in everything.” -Author Unknown

Amy

“This is what me and my daughter have started doing…We are keeping a “Blessing bag” in our car in case we find someone in need. You can make these up with items from the Dollar Tree such as gloves, thermal socks, beef sticks, crackers, candy bars, toothpaste, toothbrush, wipes, deodorant, snacks and other items that may help someone who is homeless or in a bad way. It is just a thoughtful, inspiring thing to do. This is something we are going to start doing from now on. Thank you to the ones that did this long before us, for being such a giving, loving, caring person! Random acts of kindness take very little to change the life of just one person!”

 

Photo courtesy of Amy Verder-Original source Love What Matters.