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‘This is what I was made for!’ 5 friends travel the country, spread kindness to strangers-Durrell Dawson TODAY

Twenty-year-old Alex Radelich started the project while in his first semester at Purdue University in Indiana. He dropped out to pursue ARK Project Now full time.

Twenty-year-old Alex Radelich started the project while in his first semester at Purdue University in Indiana. He dropped out to pursue ARK Project Now full time.

Five friends are hitting the streets this summer, spreading acts of random kindness to strangers around the country through a nonprofit organization called ARK Project Now.

They’ve traveled 6,000 miles in an RV doing simple acts with the mission of creating an epidemic of kindness.

“Kindness communicates value so no matter how large or small an act, it communicates value with people,” said Ted Thatcher, one of the friends who helped start the project.

Thanks to a $10,000 grant from Kind Snacks, the guys have left care packages for homeless people, bought coffee for strangers, and visited the Children’s Hospital and Medical Center in Omaha to cook dinner for families staying in long-term housing. READ MORE

FFA officer tells delegates ‘Kindness Matters’

Kaci Major, the Burleson FFA's student president from 2012-13, delivers her farewell address Wednesday to the Texas FFA. (Burleson Star/BRIAN PORTER)

Kaci Major, the Burleson FFA’s student president from 2012-13, delivers her farewell address Wednesday to the Texas FFA. (Burleson Star/BRIAN PORTER)

BRIAN PORTER of BURELSON STAR reports-
FORT WORTH – Kaci Major shared with the Texas FFA what students in the Burleson ISD already know. Kindness Matters.

“Give to others. No matter how much you dislike your own life, someone always has it worse,” Major said. “That one thing you do for someone might be what allows them to start their journey.”

The 2013 graduate of Burleson High School and past president of the Burleson FFA delivered her state officer address to about 9,000 delegates and guests Wednesday, asking them to consider the difference acts of kindness can make.
She moved from her childhood home at the age of 14, entering Burleson High School and joining the FFA.

“What did I have that the FFA needed?” Major asked. “More importantly, what did the FFA have that I needed? I began to realize all the things I could do in FFA.”

Last year, she became the first BHS student to ever be selected as a state officer.

She realized that the FFA chapter was her opportunity to show kindness to others. It became apparent when her agriculture science teacher invited her on a shopping trip to look over Airstream trailers.

“I was completely impressed with the craftsmanship of the Airstream and its completely out of the box look,” Major said. “There was one problem. I had never been inside an Airstream, ever. As I opened the door, my heart stopped. It was everything I imagined, and more.”

It is just one of the important dates in her life. She shared some others FFA members should recall:

•In 1928, the FFA was established in Kansas City, Missouri.
•In 1933, the FFA adopted the blue corduroy jacket as official dress.
•In 1969, the FFA opened its membership to females.
“I have lived by three simple rules,” Major said. “Always accept kindness. Sometimes it will be the only thing that will allow you to turn turn a bad day into a great day. Focus on today, because if you spend too much time worrying about tomorrow, you might miss out on all those opportunities that today has gifted to you.”

And through FFA, Major said she found evidence for the third rule.

“There is a special place for everyone,” she said. “You just can’t be afraid to take the journey to get there. If someone is kind to you, don’t blow them off. Take it to heart. Don’t go a lifetime not knowing how others feel about you.”

She encouraged fellow FFA members not to be so focused on the future that the present is missed.

“Focus on today. What comes tomorrow will be there when you get there. Tomorrow can wait,” Major said. “Take a deep breath, a step back and realize all that’s truly important is what’s in front of you now.”

Above all, she stressed finding little ways to share kindness.

“If we make the effort to give to others, we can make not just one person’s life better, we can make more,” Major said. “We must give to others. If we do that, we can make someone’s life that much better than it was before. If there’s someone behind you in line at Starbucks, go ahead and buy their coffee. Always give to others.”

And through it will come many experiences, she said.

“You’ll never know the memories you’ll make,” Major said. “I found that I could be kind to someone else through the FFA. And always accept kindness. One day you’ll be glad that you did.” READ STORY

Moving Forward In Kindness

Always More We Can Do

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24 Random Acts Of Kindness

A Kindness Ambassador in action!

Welcome 2013

imagesCA6YUUEMAs we welcome a new year we have a wonderful opportunity to create a whole year of Everyday Kindness! The prayer of St Francis contains a powerful message from which we can model ourselves.

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace; Where there is hatred, let me sow love; Where there is injury, pardon; Where there is doubt, faith; Where there is despair, hope; Grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; To be understood, as to understand; To be loved, as to love. For it is in giving that we receive, It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,                           And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

In 2013, will you embrace Everyday Kindness?

Keep The Christmas Spirit Of Kindness Going All Year Long

imagesCAICJ5YNDuring the holiday season we become more aware of all the people and organizations that need our help. They appeal to the compassion, generosity and kindness that is in all of us. Now that it has been awakened, why don’t we try to keep that spirit going all year long! Merry Christmas everyone!

Everyday Kindness – Kind Attitude

Do you dream of the world being a happier place? If you do, know that you can be a part of it by developing your kind attitude. Sharing a little bit of kindness everyday makes the world a happier place. Each kind act sends a ripple forward that is unending. Will you begin developing your kind attitude today?

Start a ripple… Create a wave. It begins with YOU!