I found one of Ben's Bells hanging from a tree on a beautiful autumn day last weekend while out running. I stopped and read the note but wasn't quite sure what to make of it at first sight. I loved the message and thought I would leave it there so someone else could come along and be as happily surprised as I was.
The more I thought about it on my run I told myself it was if it was still there an hour later on my way back, I would bring it home and enjoy it for a while before hanging it on a tree branch for someone else to find and enjoy.
When I got home, I hung the bell on my front gate and Googled Ben's Bells. I read about little Ben's story and his family's commitment to spread kindness and love throughout the world despite the very tragic loss of their beautiful little boy. I want you to know that I subscribe wholeheartedly to the philosophy of random acts of kindness to make this world a better place for everyone.
Now more than ever it's important to focus on the positive and the good in the world. So every day when I go out my front gate and I hear the little bell ring, I smile and think of little Ben and all of the joy he's spreading throughout the world despite his short time here on earth.
Just know I promise to pay the kindness forward.
All the best to you and your group,