My son, Matt, was an incredibly amazing human being. His charismatic charm, bright beaming smile, and genuine goodness drew everyone he met to him. He was contagiously happy, with a huge capacity for optimism and compassion. You can read more about him and how in his short 32 years he impacted more lives than most people do in a lifetime. He inspires me to be a better person. Maybe he will inspire you too. His kindness will ripple on forever. – Jackie Kurtz
In this blog I’ll share stories that inspire, make you think, cause concern and make you laugh. ENJOY.
It’s time to rethink our approach to shopping and gift-giving this holiday season. We can make this holiday season less about material things and more about the true spirit of giving. Giving love, kindness, compassion, and friendship.Continue reading The Secret to Happy Holidays→
It’s that time of year where we give extra thought to all we have to be thankful for and think about the coming year and what our hopes and dreams are. We at MKRO have much to be grateful for and we have some exciting changes coming in the new year. Continue reading MKRO Big Announcement→
Thanks again to our generous donors, we are thrilled to announce two winners of our Kindness Award, Kristen Weinberg and Sriya Tallapragada. Both of them go above and beyond to help others and we’re blown away by their compassion, their selflessness, and their ability to get other people to share in their vision of helping those in need. Their acts of kindness have rippled out and touched thousands of lives. They’re incredible and we’re so proud to have them as part of our MKRO family.
Winners receive a certificate and $250. We tell them kind people tend to neglect themselves, this money is to spread kindness on themselves.
Life comes and goes in a flash. Are you paying attention and soaking in the small pleasures of life? Or are you overwhelmed and feeling like you’re not getting the things done that matter or that you’re wasting your days? Here are 5 tips that can help you get the most out of life.
Airam Gomez, our MKRO August Grant Winner, shared how her day of spreading kindness for her 18th birthday went. I was so inspired by her letter, I could feel the joy she was spreading and it had me smiling and feeling good all day. I wanted to share her letter so you can feel the ripple, smile, and pass on that happiness to the people around you too.
Savor the little things can also be thought of as the power of being present. Learn to appreciate and enjoy the everyday moments that make up the fabric of our lives. Significant events happen occasionally but the small ones happen from moment to moment. When you neglect the little things, you miss out on enjoying a large part of life.
I’m sharing a few of the wonderful nominations we receive at MKRO. I get to read about inspirational people of all ages doing acts of kindness, large and small every day. It’s heartwarming and reminds me that most people in our world are really good people. Today I’m sharing with you a few nominations we’ve gotten of people who inspire us with their kind hearts. I wish we could give all of them Matt’s Kindness Awards, they so deserve it.
May their kindness ripple forward and inspire all of you.