About a year and a half ago, I lost my twin, baby girls when I was 20 weeks pregnant. I thought it was going to be the end of me. I was in the bell jar. Cami Walker was an old friend of mine and something in me remembered her book. I went to amazon and bought it and read it in a couple of days. I started my giving challenge and it was what got me through my grief, allowed met to face it head on and move forward at the same time. I was so moved by the experience that I wanted to share it with my daughters. They took to it so quickly that we decided to bring it to their classrooms. Last year, with the help of a few amazing teachers, we launched the Kindness Project. I came into my daughter's 2nd grade class and talked about Cami's story, my story, and the healing and contagious nature of giving. All the kids created kindness journals and for 29 days they gave a gift a day. The ripples were felt throughout the school. Teachers and parents came up to me joyously and enthusiastically talking about the project. Other schools caught wind and did their own version. A kindness wall was started at their school, where people could write about things they were grateful. This year, we continued the project with 2nd and 3rd graders by repeating last years activities and adding a Flower Power Give, as Cami calls it. This morning 66 kids hit the streets of our small town and brought flowers and hand made kind messages to everyone they met. We went into a retirement home, coffee shops, restaurants, and banks. Some people cried with happiness, others tried to pay us and we happily let them know there was no need. The kids wished they had more to give on the way back to school, so they decided to say nice things all the way home since they had no more flowers. We had a blast and I know that these kids will keep it up all Summer. I have so much joy coursing through me today. So grateful. So happy. Thank you, Cami, Sea Crest School, and HMB!