Every time I go to Walmart the same door greeter is there. Seriously y’all I think she works everyday because I ALWAYS see her.
I never realized until the day that I spoke to her FIRST that I had never seen her smile... & it was like a slap of reality in my face. Most people that walk by her probably either, ignore her or reply with “you too” after she tells them to have a good day.
After that day I have made it a priority to make sure I spoke to her every time I saw her and you wouldn’t believe the smile on her face. Just making conversation, telling her that hair looks nice, I mean really just acknowledging that she’s there!!!! I think we all get wrapped up in what’s going on in our own lives or what’s happening on Facebook that we’re slowly losing human interaction and it’s weird y’all. I mean if you really sit back and watch people in public no one really communicates anymore. So moral of the story...I think this world would be a much better place if we spread a little more kindness, if we spoke to strangers instead of ignoring them, throw a random compliment out every now & remember that we’re ALL just human. #werealljusthuman#spreadkindnesseverywhereyougo#onekindword#bethechangeyouwanttosee#speaktostrangers#lovewins
Kindness. It's not something many know how to share or show. When things go wrong observers go into self protection mode. They show their worth in your life. Remember it might be you that needs a little love one day. Whenever you can, be kind.
So, today I dropped off my daughter and her friends at VBS, and afterwards I went to a near by park looking to take pictures of my wreath. As I was looking for “the perfect spot”, I couldn’t help but humble myself before God and just be in prayer. Prayer over healing for my son, prayer for my daughter’s salvation, prayer over my marriage, prayer over my small business, and just prayers for people who I don’t even know, but know someone out there may needed a prayer today. 🌿
So, then I felt led to do something about that. I was thinking how neat that would be to outreach with my wreaths. I have decided every month, I’ll visit random areas in my hometown in Virginia Beach and leave a wreath that has been prayed over for someone to find and keep in hopes it will bring a smile to their face. 🌿
I look forward to sharing this outreach journey with you and showing you all of my favorite places to visit in Virginia Beach. 🌿
Together We Will Cure FA!
We all have very busy lives but you never truly know what the person next to you is feeling, thinking, going through!
We as a society have stopped to take the time to look around us to see what’s going on.
We no longer take the time to call and check on friends and loved ones because we use social media as a guide to see how things are going in their lives.
Let’s stop 🛑 take a moment ✋ look around us 👀
One ☝️ kind word, one ☝️ act of kindness could change everything!
Have you ever wondered how some people are judgemental and overly critical of your life? Well, maybe it's their own insecurities and dissatisfaction that comes through.
I'm always curious and my brain resists to accept how one living being can inflict pain, be it in any form on another of their own kind! How?? Why??....... Some questions come with no answers they say.... When animals with no formal education can show so much compassion and love towards one another and us, y do we fail at it!? Where are we going wrong as a race! Offering a critique and being critical are two different things, one is constructive and the other destructive. I just watched the Harry Potter movie the hundredth time and heard albus dumbledore say-"words are I believe our inexhaustible source of magic, capable of both inflicting injury and remedyfying it"
I was always told as a child to not read fictional novels, coz reality is far from it! I don't regret it coz if the real world has no compassion left, I'm happy I'm not one amongst the many!
Do share ua 'one kind word' story if u hav had any!
P. S- this is a picture of bhaira caring for goofy during its last few days.
One year ago we unexpectedly started this amazing journey. Our need for storage and desire to design and make it ourselves resulted in these first bins. We shared about them on social media. Through friends encouragement and the opportunity to participate in a craft show hosted by my cousin @erinanton_ we started this crazy @gosslingorganics journey! I'm thankful every day to have an outlet for my art. Thank you all for your support. There is much more to come.
Some preschool students contributed to the growing Fred Rogers' Day celebrations by sharing "I can be kind by" and "I can help by" statements.
My favorites so far are: "Giving hugs"
"Helping chickens get out of the way so they don't get bumped by car tires."
"Saying sorry and not screaming at people"
"Use my hands kindly"
Only three days in and we've raised $10 to purchase these kiddos books. Please consider helping out my efforts to get a book into each of these children's hands by June 29th by purchasing a Fred Rogers #onekindword button or sticker or raffle ticket to win a dvd copy of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: It's a beautiful day.
The JCC preschool has gotten into the spirit of Fred Rogers' Day too! They have a wall outside of their facility that's starting to collect some pretty inspirational art and quotes, and this fun activity.
I wonder if there's a way for you to tic-tac-toe your way into Fred Rodgers' Day just like our preschoolers? Donate your gently used items to AMVETS? Volunteer at a soup kitchen and food pantry near you? Pay for the coffee for the next person in line?
Share what you're doing to celebrate the life of Fred Rogers.
#fredrogersday @fredrogerscompany #onekindword#jccbuffalo @jccbuffalo #amvets @amvetsthrift #volunteer#fooddonation#friendsofthenightpeople#soupkitchen#foodpantry#payitforward
Fred Rogers Day
Friday, June 8th is the release date of The Fred Rogers documentary in theaters around the country.
Fred Rogers was a critical part of my personal development and I used a lot of his writings and many of his episodes when creating my curriculum. I taught for twenty-two years and most of my students were along the autistic spectrum. Rogers' writings and his episodes presented me with many opportunities to connect with my students, particularly with my non-verbal students. I've also found some incredible inspiration for my current business.
It seems you can take the teacher out of the classroom, but you can't take the classroom out of a teacher. I figured this was too good of an opportunity for all of us to miss.
Next week I will have daily specials, food items that Fred Rogers made during filming of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. Look for the special menu!
I am going to sell pins for the month of June, #onekindword , with 100% of the proceeds going towards purchasing books for our preschool children; focusing on kindness, sharing, food, and communities.
I will sell raffle tickets for a chance to win a DVD copy of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: It's a beautiful day collection, which includes 30 classic episodes from 1979 to 2001.
I will also have daily posts to my Instagram and Facebook page with opportunities for folks in the community to interact with the wider Western New York Community on multiple levels.
I've included a link to the trailer for the documentary, caution though, it made me a bit weepy and you might need a tissue too. https://youtu.be/FhwktRDG_aQ