THE POWER OF A SMILE The power of a gun can kill and the power of fire can burn The power of wind can chill and the power of a mind can learn The power of anger can rage inside until it tears you apart But the power of a smile, especially yours, can heal a frozen heart – Tupac Shakur
These days, with everyone wearing a mask, I’m really missing the smiles.
Thanks to our generous donors, we are thrilled to announce two winners, Shreyaa Venkat and Jayde Powell, of our Kindness Award. Both of them go above and beyond to help others but it’s especially appreciated during the Coronavirus pandemic. In these strange times, when there is so much anxiety, stress and fear 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. It’s incredible, it’s beautiful and we’re so proud to have them as part of our MKRO family.
In spite of the stress and fear of the Coronavirus, it’s bringing out the best in people. There are many inspirational stories of people helping one another, spreading kindness and compassion. You too can be a part of this outbreak of kindness. Here are just a few of those stories.
“We human beings have survived for a thousand generations, helping one another and inspiring each other. We know how to do this. Instead of getting caught in collective fear and anxiety, we can remember to take a breath, center ourselves, and take practical precautions and protections, but calmly and in the spirit of love. Each of us can contribute to the well-being of ourselves, our communities and our world.” – Jack Kornfield