the little girl who told me that I have beautiful hair like a movie star. I didn’t ask which one because I thought I’d just better leave well enough alone.
walking my old neighborhood with my mom
the jar of peppermint nougat Christmas tree candies my mom gave me
falling asleep to the sound of rain
the light of the Christmas tree
sitting on my couch reading O magazine after a rough day at work
my student who got a paper cut on her finger and said, “It feels like my finger has a headache.”
the dragonfly necklace my friend made me for Christmas
the little boy, who moved away earlier this year, and called me this week to tell me all about his new class, his new house, and to tell me about his letter to Santa. I only told him I missed him 7 times. And my eyes only watered a little bit when it was time to say goodbye.
my friend, Abby, who was featured here for the stunning necklaces she creates
We’re a rag-tag group of people vigilantly pursuing self-sustaining educational & employment opportunities with and for students and their families living in rural communities in developing countries. We believe in asking hard questions like, “What do you need and how can we help?” We believe that communities know their needs better than we do and that it’s our job to listen. We’re big on being kind for the sake of kindness and we believe that even the smallest acts of kindness can make a big difference. We believe in keeping vigil over one another and watching for opportunities to help, no matter how far off the beaten path those opportunities take us. We’re vigilant in our belief that God has given each person unique gifts and that one of the highest forms of worship is using those gifts to serve others. We believe God has a purpose for each life and Vigilante Kindness is our purpose. Join us as we live out wild adventures in service of God and others. Join us in committing acts of Vigilante Kindness.