Let's Get Together: Kindness is King!
MIRACLE MOMENT® Kindness is the highest form of intelligence. Wayne Teasdale A MESSAGE FROM FOUNDER/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CYNTHIA BRIAN Summertime reminds me of a favorite classic Disney film, The Parent Trap, where British actress Hayley Mills played the dual roles of twins Sharon and Susan as she tried to reunite her divorced parents. She sang a catchy song “Let’s Get Together” that I often sing in the shower when the world seems in turmoil. I’ve been singing those verses often these days. Somehow, people have forgotten how to be kind. Don’t we all remember our mother’s advising us “If you can’t say something kind about someone, don’t say anything at all?” It is hard for me to understand the nasty vitriol that consumes our politics today, dividing families and friends to create foes. If you haven’t tuned in to our two upbeat, positive message radio broadcasts, this is the year to start listening. StarStyle®-Be the Star You Are!® airs LIVE every Wednesday from 4-5pm PT featuring inspiration, lifestyle information, successperts, and entertainment at https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2206/be-the-star-you-are. On Express Yourself!™, teens talk while the world listens. Uncensored, unedited discussions hosted by amazing BTSYA young people showcasing fascinating guests from around the globe broadcast 3pm PT on Sundays. https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2014/express-yourself. Both programs broadcast on the Voice America Network, the largest radio network in the world, on the Empowerment Channel. It’s our goal at Be the Star You Are!® to encourage and empower you to be your best selves. And get together! You can find more information for both shows at https://www.StarStyleRadio.com. The radio programs are also available wherever you listen to your podcasts including iTunes, Tunein, Stitcher, IHeartRadio, and Spotify. Remember that love always wins. Kindness always prevails. Smiles will keep us happy. Love, be kind, and smile on! Enjoy your summer! Let’s get together…ya, ya, ya! Volunteer to spread kindness and joy! Cynthia Brian Founder/Executive Director Be the Star You Are!® PO Box 376 Moraga, California 94556 Cynthia@BetheStarYouAre.org https://www.BetheStarYouAre.org http://www.BTSYA.org DONATE: https://www.paypal.com/fundraiser/charity/1504 SUMMER OF KINDNESS by Karen Kitchel What better way to end your summer day than knowing you scattered a bit of kindness. Need ideas? Here are a few:
Make handmade greeting cards for sick kids – cardsforhospitalizedkids.com
Decorate a paper bag and add an item or two each time you shop to donate to a local food bank. Find a food shelter near you – feedingamerica.org/foodbank-results.aspx
Plant a small tree and plan to visit it when fully grown
Bring a used book to a little free library – littlefreelibrary.org
Leave a thank you note in your mailbox addressed to your mail carrier
Take treats to your local fire station
Just smile at someone
Keep a kindness journal to remember all the wonderful things you did
Karen Kitchel who penned two chapters in the book, Be the Star You Are! Millennials to Boomers Celebrating Gifts of Positive Voices in a Changing Digital World, is the Kindness Coordinator volunteer with BTSYA. She serves meals to the homeless and is a volunteer teacher, writer, job coach, and mentor. www.scatteringkindness.com WHERE TO FIND MORE KINDNESS! Be the Star You Are!® broadcasts two award-winning programs StarStyle®-Be the Star You Are!® and Express Yourself Teen Radio, where you’ll be inspired, motivated, informed, entertained, and awed. They are family-friendly shows where we get together. Check them out at https://www.StarStyleRadio.com. LISTEN: StarStyle®-Be the Star You Are!® Radio: https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2206/be-the-star-you-are Apple itunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/starstyle-be-the-star-you-are/id669630180?mt=2 Tunein: https://tunein.com/podcasts/Motivational/StarStyle---Be-the-Star-You-Are-p46014/ Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/voice-america/be-the-star-you-are IHeartRadio: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/256-starstyle-be-the-star-you-31083110/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4zDdwzlsHH44caWiMQdD25 Express Yourself Teen Radio: https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2014/express-yourself Apple iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id481894121 Tunein: https://tunein.com/podcasts/Young-Adult/Express-Yourself-p401071/ Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/voice-america/express-yourself iHeartRadio: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/256-express-yourself-31136273/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/24ol79nCzJ1wzao8pTYysj READ, LEAD, SUCCEED! Looking for great books for your kids to read this summer? Visit our Book Review site where youth volunteers read books and write first-hand reviews what they like and don't like. This is a great resource for youth, parents, teacher, guardians, and anyone who wants to encourage reading for children and teens. http://www.btsya.com/book_reviewsAlso check out more reviews at our reading partner, The Reading Tub at https://thereadingtub.org/books/be-the-star-you-are/ "To be a leader, you must be a reader!" SPREAD KINDNESS! DONATE TODAY! Type Title HereSIMPLE WAYS TO HELP! We have suggestions for you to shop, save, and stay safe. Please use these web sites for all of your shopping essentials. 1. AmazonSmile donates .5% of purchases https://smile.amazon.com/ch/94-3333882 2. Discounted books at Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/shops/be_the_star_you_are_charity 3. Giving Assistant: Shop. Earn. Give! Use Giving Assistant to earn cash at 3500+ popular online stores :https://givingassistant.org/np#be-the-star-you-are-inc 4. Shop at over 1300 stores on IGIVE: http://www.iGive.com/BTSYA 5. Buy “Read, Lead, Succeed” black tanks and books at StarStyle® Store: http://www.starstylestore.net/ 6. Are you a gamer, lover of new software, or other digital content? Buy all of your favorites at Humble Bundle. http://ow.ly/cYs130iN6n4 `DIRECT LINKSPositive Results: https://www.bethestaryouare.org/positive-results About Us: https://www.bethestaryouare.org/about_us Programs: https://www.bethestaryouare.org/programs How to Help: https://www.bethestaryouare.org/how-to-help Blog: https://www.bethestaryouare.org/blog-1 Events: https://www.bethestaryouare.org/events Contact us: https://www.bethestaryouare.org/contact HAPPY SUMMER! BE KIND! LET'S GET TOGETHER! VOLUNTEER! Be the Star You Are!® 501 c3PO Box 376 Moraga, California 94556 www.BTSYA.org www.BetheStarYouAre.org DONATE FOR TOGETHERNESS!