A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.

Kindness is contagious and doesn’t cost a thing.

Kindness is an investment. Good karma is the return.

Money makes you rich. Kindness makes you great.

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.

Kindness is loving people more than they deserve.

Choose kindness…It matters.

Do good. Be great. Believe there is good in the world.

Be kind to others. Your random act of kindness might become someone’s best lifetime memory.

Sometimes, a single random act of kindness can become the spark that ignites a revolution.

Be nice to people. Sometimes, a smile is all it takes to start a chain of kindness.

Be kind to others without expecting anything in return. Karma is keeping a tab.

Kindness may be blind but it is the most eye-opening feeling one can get. Thanks for being kind.

Be silly. Be honest. Be kind.

Have courage and be kind.

Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. - Mark Twain

When words are both true and kind, they can change the world. —Buddha

Be a little kinder than you have to. —E. Bennett

Let us remember: one book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world. —Malala Yousafzai

In a gentle way, you can shake the world. —Mahatma Gandhi

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. —Robert Louis Stevenson

Believe there is good in the world.—Unknown

The world is full of kind people...If you can't find one, be one. - Unknown

Kindness is free; Let's pass it on. - Unknown

I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people. - Vincent Van Gogh

We don't have to agree on anything to be kind to one another. - Unknown

If you have the power to make someone happy, do it. The world needs more of that. - Unknown

Every act of kindness creates a ripple with no end. - Unknown

What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make. - Jane Goodall

Go be kind. - Unknown

Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud. - Maya Angelou

Boys of Mayhew Give Back

We all know that it takes a lot of work to earn a paycheck.  The same is true for the boys of Mayhew – a year-round, tuition-free program challenging and helping at-risk New Hampshire boys to believe in themselves, work well with others, and find their best.

During the summer program on Newfound Lake’s Mayhew Island, the boys earn Mayhew Money through daily work hours, jobs that need doing to keep the island humming.  The boys are paid according to how hard they work and how well they work with others.  They can then spend their money in the Mayhew Market, which is where they can also contribute to that summer’s charity.  All we do is explain what the charity is about.  It’s then up to the boys whether they contribute or not; it’s their money after all.

This is the eleventh year the boys have had the option of donating to a pre-selected New Hampshire charity; no pressure, just an option. Some of the past charities have included: NH Special Olympics, CASA of NH, Waypoint (formerly Child and Family Services) and many others.  Through the years, over half of the boys have chosen to donate and some have chosen to donate all their work hour earnings!  Yet another inspiring example of the boys leading the way!

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