Have you heard of Ben's Bells? I happened to be watching a news station that I never watch and saw a story about Ben's Bells. In honor of a little boy who died suddenly and without warning, his parents started creating these bells. They place them all over cities and towns and when people find them, they are encouraged to take them and spread a little bit of kindness. What a wonderful way to remember such a sweet little boy! I never thought I would be lucky enough to find one, but yesterday I did!
Sorry for the awful picture, I took it with my phone!
This is the Ben's Bell that I found. I just happened to be in a neighboring town on my lunch break to visit a friend. When leaving her subdivision, I looked at the speed limit sign and saw a flower and other colorful things hanging there. It took me a second to register what it was, but when I finally did, I flipped my car around and ran across the street to get it. I couldn't believe that I had found one!
The card attached to the bell tells you all about it. I went on to their website to learn more. Ben's Bells is actually located in Tuscon, Arizona, and I have no idea how it came to the Boise area, but I am so glad it did! I was overcome with joy to have found a Ben's Bell and I had a little pep in my step the rest of the day! I think that is the whole point of this project, to remind people that there is still kindness in the world. And if you are lucky enough to be treated kindly, pay the favor back! Now I just need to figure out how to spread some of the kindness that was given to me!