Matt Kurtz Kindness Award Winners, May 2021

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We’re doing something we’ve never done before, we’re giving out three kindness awards this month. We’ve been getting more and more nominations of truly inspirational people, making it that much harder to narrow it down to one winner. We’re so grateful for the generosity of our donors, who make it possible for us to give out these additional awards.

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10 Videos to Inspire, Astonish, and Captivate

It’s officially spring, I wore flip-flops for the first time. Slept with the windows open and felt the breeze flowing over my body. Woke to the birds happily chattering, sitting in trees bursting with new buds. I know life can be hard, which is why it’s so important to appreciate the little things. Wishing you a world of beautiful, everyday, ordinary things. Continue reading 10 Videos to Inspire, Astonish, and Captivate

6 Inspirational People Make Kindness a Way of Life

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These past weeks have been particularly disturbing and stressful so now is a good time to share some 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.  We hear too much from the extreme voices in the news and social media, but they don’t represent us.  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.

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Silver Linings from 2020 to Take Into 2021

In Rush to Return to Normal, Consider which parts of normal are worth rushing back to. by Dave Hollis

2020 has been a truly ugly year and I’ll be glad when it’s over.  But it’s important to recognize the silver linings we found because of 2020 and I’m hoping everyone will stop to think about those things and not drop everything and return to the old normal but give careful consideration to what’s really important.  Continue reading Silver Linings from 2020 to Take Into 2021

Courageous Mom Shares About Her Family

Kelli Lewis and Ahav
Kelli Lewis and her son, Ahav, play basketball. (Bonnie Jo Mount/The Washington Post)

Kelli Lewis is incredibly brave.  She allowed a reporter into her home to share what life is like with her 11-year-old son who was diagnosed with schizophrenia.  She is putting herself out there, and in the process educating so many people who have no idea what it can be like to live with someone diagnosed with serious mental illness.  It’s not something that’s talked about.  There’s a huge stigma around mental illness and she’s opening herself up to all kinds of judgments and opinions from people who have no idea how difficult it can be. 

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So Happy to Announce Two Winners of Our Matt Kurtz Kindness Award for November 2020

Thanks to our generous donors, we are thrilled to announce two winners of our Kindness Award, Sonia Su and Agha Haider.  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.

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