Thanks again to our generous donors, we are thrilled to announce two winners of our Kindness Award, Peter Mutabazi and Valerianne Hinkley. Both of them go above and beyond to help others and we’re blown away by their compassion and selflessness. Their acts of kindness have rippled out and touched the lives of so many. They’re incredible and we’re so proud to have them as part of our MKRO family.
“Our attempt to subordinate all of nature to human use — has led us to the brink of collapse of the Earth’s life support systems”— Judi Bari, forest activist”
Yet, as we’re coming up on Earth Day, this is not the time to be pessimistic, it’s a time for hope. Hope inspires us to take action and our actions ripple out, inspire others, and before you know it, we’ve created a wave of action.
News around the world has been particularly disturbing and stressful so now’s a good time to hear about people who make our world better with their kindness. 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.
It’s incredibly sad the Ukrainian people continue to suffer when all they want is freedom. In spite of Putin’s brutal and unprovoked attacks, the Ukrainian people have shown remarkable courage, strength, and hope. It’s been gratifying seeing the kindness of humanity, people reaching out all over the world to help in any way they can. Those kindnesses contribute to a sense of hope and help the Ukrainian people bear the unbearable as they fight for their freedom.
Here are stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Acts of kindness that are giving the world hope and acts of courage that are inspirational.
Congratulations to Jamie Wallace-Griner and Randal Wyatt. Each received $500 to fund their kindness projects.
When I first used Virtual Reality (VR), I found I couldn’t use it for long because it gave me a headache. While it’s still a relatively new technology, it’s come a long way in just a few years. Beyond the games that can be played on it, the experiences that are available are infinite. Even better, they’re finding that through these experiences, they’re able to expand people’s empathy. Continue reading Teaching Compassion Through Virtual Reality
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
You may remember Carmen Garner, he used his stimulus check to start Inner City Anglers, a non-profit that takes inner-city kids fishing.
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.