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It's called the "Little Free Library" and the idea has spread rapidly over the last few years.  These are little boxes shaped like small houses that contain books that anyone can use. 

How does it work?  Anyone can walk up to these libraries and look through the books.  If you find a book that you like, take it and leave a book in exchange.  People love these libraries and the books change every day!

The "Little Free Library" was started by Todd Bol and Rick Brooks in 2009.  Since they created the first one, over 5,000 libraries have appeared around the world (see the map).  You can either create your own library or order one from their website.  These Little Free Libraries have created a sense of community and have encourage people to read!

 


And that's what's good,

Jon

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Can one individual perform 1,000,000 acts of kindness in their lifetime?  Bob thinks so!  He's dedicated his life to ensuring that individuals can reach this goal. 

On day he bought a bus, painted it with his family, and began a 10 year journey across the country to convince people to perform these acts of kindness.  He created a website www.onemillionactsofkindness.com where he is spreading the word.

He wants to change the world one person at a time.  Bob says that we can change the world if everyone performs great acts of kindness themselves.

You can help change the world today by performing an act of kindness :)

And that's what's good,

Jon

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Phoenix Police Sgt. Natalie Simonick was on duty one evening when she saw a young man walking late at night.  She assumed he was violating curfew so she decided to investigate.

"I pulled over and I asked him what he was doing," Simonick stated. "He said, 'Walking home, I missed the bus.'"

Christian Felix, 18, was walking several miles back home form his job.  Sgt Simonick discovered that Christian never learned how to ride a bike.  She was so impressed by the young man's work ethic that she decided to give him their spare family bike.

"It's really something when someone comes up on the street and offers to do a kindness for you," Felix said. "These days you don't see anything like that."

On top of that, several other police officers taught Christian how to ride the bike!

"If everybody could help just one person in the world like this, I think it would definitely be a better place to live.", Sgt Simonick said.

And that's what's good,

Jon

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