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The Kindness Bus ... An Article About Becoming The Change 9/29/2017

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Maya Angelou once asked us to be a rainbow in someone elseâEUR(TM)s cloud, but thatâEUR(TM)s harder than it looks. WeâEUR(TM)re all taught the importance of kindness when young but few manage to make it the focal point of our lives.


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Fiona Ogilvie (561)
Friday September 29, 2017, 6:55 am
As a result, kindness becomes a spice rather than the main course, something we try to rise to when the occasion presents itself. While some just talk the talk, however, others spend years driving a ten-ton bus covered in inspirational messages in an attempt to live that message.

Bob Votruba’s home is a converted transit bus, the second he’s gone through over the past eight years. Saddened by the tragic Virginia Tech shootings of 2007, Bob searched for a response to that unspeakable hate. His answer lay at the other end of the spectrum, looking for opportunities to spread acts of kindness wherever he could. At that rare intersection in life where time, opportunity and passion meet, Bob sold everything, bought a beat-up school bus, and hit the road to dedicate his life to this cause. He gathered family and friends to emblazon his new ride with uplifting quotes and set out to spread the message to all who’d listen.

If kindness is love with its work boots on, Bob and his rescue dog Bogart have worn their boots down to the soles. They’ve traveled the country in an effort to inspire others to take up an important challenge: to commit one million acts of kindness during their lifetime. Bob and Bogart are focusing on putting an end to bullying and adolescent suicide, but Bob encourages everyone to choose a cause that speaks to them. In the end, all roads lead to the same place.

More information on Bob and the Kindness Bus on site.

Bob's Actions prove the truth of this beautiful quotation:

Kindness is the light that dissolves all walls between souls, families, and nations. --Paramahansa Yogananda

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Victoria P (114)
Friday September 29, 2017, 10:26 am
Thank-you Betsy for the uplifting and inspirational article....may we all put on our work boots ~♥~

Peggy B (43)
Friday September 29, 2017, 11:22 am
Thanks for sharing these, Fiona.

Colleen L (3)
Friday September 29, 2017, 11:45 am
Great article. I always believed in being kind o others.. Greeting others with a smite i a start. Thanks Fiona
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