March 29th 2013 8:18 am
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Be Kind . . . . two powerful words. The Diary Gal has been kind to me this month by picking me three times! Thank you Diary Gal, and thanks to my friends for your kindness in helping me celebrate those honors.
Be Kind is also the message behind the Ben's Bells Project. Ben was a little boy that went to heaven eleven years ago today. His Mommy decided to repay all the kindness that was shown to her when he passed away.
So, she created little bells with cute ceramic flowers, balls, butterflies, and hearts on them. And she hung them around the town on the anniversary of his passing with a note that says:
You have found a Ben's Bell. Take it home, hang it in your yard, and remember to spread kindness throughout our world.
Kindness is the light that dissolves all walls between souls, families, and nations ~ Paramahansa Yogananda
Every year, more and more Ben's Bells are made and sent all over the country to spread kindness.
A year ago, Mawmee and Daddy had stopped at a place to get something to drink. Daddy went inside and Mawmee stayed in the car. She looked out the window on the driver's side and saw a little bell hanging in the tree. She had just read a story in the newspaper about Ben's Bells. She got so excited because she thought maybe it was one of the special kindness bells!
And guess what? It was a Ben's Bell! What made it even more special is the fact that it was found on the anniversary of Autumn's journey to the bridge. Autumn wrote about it last year in her diary. You can see pictures in Autumn's diary. Our special Ben's Bell has been hanging in our backyard for an entire year.
And today, more bells will be out in the trees for other people to find . . . . to help spread kindness!
Have a wonderful Easter weekend, and remember to be kind . . . . .
So very true Samoa...kindness goes a long way and makes a soul feel good.
Thank you for sharing this story about the bells..how lovely
I am furry happy you are a Daily Diary Pick, Samoa!~your Meowmy has a kind heart and goes to great lengths to help where needed
My furmily wishes yours a most Blessed Easter weekend
Hugs and Cares
Yes, those are nice things to see and do.
Kindness would surely helpa lot of the sadnesses in the world today, and not just that of furs.
Happy DDP day, too!
Meeow! and hugs and kisses to you and yours for this beautiful message.
Concats Pretty Samoa on DDP!
And yes, KIND is the right word for how to live.
Congrats on your DDP! Thank you for sharing these words of wisdom with us.
Samoa..Congratulations on being a DDP today. Such a wonderful uplifting story, thank you for sharing! Sending your Family purrs on Autumn's RB day.
Have a Blessed Easter weekend.
KiKi & Family
Concats on all of your DDP's this month, way to go sweet Samoa!
We remember your diary entry about the bells, what a wonderful and lovely thing to do and remember to BE KIND!
HAPPY EASTER TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY
Sending lots of hugs
We enjoyed reading your diary. Concats on being a DDP!
Happy Easter to you and your family.
Concats on your DDP today & your other DDPs this month, Samoa! Keep showing everyone how good us tortie & calico kitties really ARE!
Concats on your DDPs Samoa! Pawtastic story.
Does being kind mean not stealing Charlie's food? Because if so, well, I already messed up.
MOL Jezebel, AKA food thief. Thanks for the lovely story Samoa and conCATs on your DDP.
The human just before she read your story went and put a note on the new neighbours door giving them our ph numbers in
case they need anything. The humans have only spoken to them over the fence before. But yesterday she saw an ambulance outside their home and when it left it drove very very slowly. We hope everything is ok with them but it didn't look good.
I think helping neighbours or strangers makes life worth living. I know we only moved here a few weeks ago and they only moved there less than a year ago. The neighbour on the other side which we still haven't met yet, only moved there a few months ago. So we are all fairly new to the area.
Maybe we can feed their chickens for them, or check on other livestock. That's if they are tied up. O well, we will leave it to them to call us, as we don't want to pry either.
Congratulations on your Diary Honor wow this is such beautiful diary and a touching story. Thanks for sharing my mom was just telling that to her sister last night that we all need be compassionate to each other. Mr. D that was furry nice of your human to offer the neighbors help if they need it.
MOL Jez maybe you have earned your right to be unkind to Charlie but really give him a break cause of his sore eye and all...
Being kind is always furry important! :) You, your furmily and your momma are furry kind.