I want to thank my dear friend Phyllis for thinking of me and for her kind words. She is such an amazing friend! Now I want to share this with Frank, who has been my good friend for most of my life. He is so thoughtful of others, always ready to help anyone, and has a great sense of humor. As my act of kindness I will offer my daily rosary for his intentions today.
I received this surprise butterfly coin in the mail this past Saturday from my good friend Barb Pisciotta. The Butterfly Effect is the story of one small act of kindness and the impact it can have. I am passing this coin along in the hopes that the person receiving it will “pay it forward” by showing kindness to someone else.
I chose to pass this coin along to my sweet friend Sister Barbara O’Kane. I met her at work and after several years she had a “calling” by God and chose to leave the corporate world and become a Religious Teachers Filippini sister. She is such a special person and she has definitely found the right path in life. She just exudes joy when you are with her. I’m so happy to call her my friend and so happy she is a part of my life.
I received this coin from my friend, Cindy Walsh. In continuing with the story that one small act of kindness can have with the Butterfly Effect, I am passing this coin along in hopes that the person will "pay it forward" by showing kindness to someone else.
I am passing this coin along to my dear friend Phyllis DelMaestro. Phyllis has always been a very kind and generous person... She has a heart of gold! I hope to continue the journey for this butterfly...
I received this coin from my husband, Joe, who is the Principal of John F. Kennedy School in Raritan, NJ, as a part of a school-wide Kindness Project to show students the massive impact and far reach that one small act of kindness can have - the Butterfly Effect. The coin gets passed along in hopes that the person will, "pay it forward", by showing kindness to someone else.
I thought to pass along this coin to my friend Barb Pisciotta. Barb is a person who shows genuine happiness for others in good times and genuine compassion for them in times of need. Her kindness has always impressed me and in trying to think of who to share this coin with, I immediately thought of Barb.
John F. Kennedy School Kindness Project:
As part of a school-wide kindness initiative at the John F. Kennedy School in Raritan, NJ, a staff member purchased this butterfly coin to show students the far reach and massive impact that one small act of kindness can have---the Butterfly Effect. This coin made its way to you and we hope that you will "pay it forward" in your own way by showing kindness to someone else and passing the coin along to them. It would mean the world to us and our students if you would use the unique tracking number found on the back of this coin and add your story to its journey, so that we can share the coin, and its kindness journey with our students. Thank you in advance for your kindness.
--The Staff Members of John F. Kennedy School
I met Mr. Antoine, Dean of Students at Great Oaks Legacy Charter School in Newark, New Jersey at a Saturday morning EdCamp (EdCamp Newark). My principal colleague and I were getting ready to make a presentation on Mindfulness in Schools and were having some difficulty getting the technology to work moments before we were scheduled to begin.
Mr. Antoine immediately went into action to try to help us and we were able to get started. Throughout the presentation you could see and feel Mr. Antoine's dedication to the students and families of his school. His commitment, care and tremendously positive energy were genuine, heartfelt and readily apparent.
I could not think of a better person to give a Butterfly Coin to, as Mr. Antoine embodies kindness, dedication and service to others.
Sincere thanks to you, Mr. Antoine for all you do for the students and families of Great Oaks Charter Schools!
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