Monday, February 7, 2011
We thought it would be nice to invite Nancy to lunch one day. The children helped write a note for our special friend, they of course provided the words and I wrote them on paper. We decided hot cocoa and some chocolates were necessities in this care package.
After our package seemed complete, we 'wrapped' it up. Although the children wanted to take it to her house (even after I pointed out we did not know where she lived), they settled on adding it to the school's outgoing mail.
It just so happened that we were in the hallway when Nancy arrived at school today. The children became very excited and were thrilled to see her joyful response to their surprise. Three of the children even ran (or shall I say 'walked very quickly') down the hall to give her a big hug. And now, a person we have seen and had contact with, but had not taken much time to talk with, is a good friend receiving some of the city's biggest hugs. There may have been snow outside, but the sun sure was shining in the halls of the Community School today.
(A fun side story. As the children put on their capes today, one child approached me and said, "If I see a bad guy, I won't fight him. I will just give him a big hug.")
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Shortly after completing our mission to Flor Haven, the Superheroes of Kindness received this beautiful note from their Senator, Max Baucus. Although they may not have quite realized the significance of this letter, they very much realized the excitement of receiving mail. They really found joy in the idea that someone thought of them and took the time to write them a note. The Superheroes quickly decided they would need to let Max know they appreciated the time he took, which is how it came to be that a cape was sewn to mail to him. It was also decided we should make two, and send one to President Obama as well. Here are two pictures of the newest capes of kindness, one showing the capes both outside and in, and one showing the magnificent 'K' to remind their owners to show kindness. Thank you Casey for the generosity of time you gave to make these capes happen.