American Bear - Our News, Your Voice A film about the kindness of strangers http://americanbearfilm.com/news A Sister's Love <p>My sister is one of the kindest people I know. She is very passionate about soccer. She began participating in a program that allowed her to help kids who needed special assistance learn how to play soccer. She was paired with a child whom she really began to bond with over her love for soccer. The way she dedicates her time to help others is something that has always inspired me to try and be a better person. It's amazing how she was able to share her passion for soccer with another child.</p> <p>(Anonymous)</p> Tue, 10 Jan 2012 23:07:50 +0000 http://americanbearfilm.com/your_voice/43 http://americanbearfilm.com/your_voice/43 A New Family In Nepal <p>As a perpetual traveler, I am often asked to name my my favorite country. Until two years ago, I found it impossible to answer; I liked different places for different reasons but had no favorite. However, everything changed when I went to Nepal for the first time. When I arrived I was having severe problems with my left knee and hip, the result of an injury received during a Yoga class more than a year earlier. I settled in Pokhara for a few weeks to study with Yoga Master Narayan Dhakal, hoping that he could help with this injury that just refused to heal. Over the next few weeks, as my knee and hip gradually improved, I grew very close to Guru and his family and when their religious holiday of Tihar rolled around I was invited to their home to share in the Brother/Sister Tika Ceremony. At the end of the day, I thanked them for allowing me to be a part of their family for the day, to which they replied, "Oh no, you don't understand. Now that you have shared the Brother/Sister Tika Ceremony you are a member of our family forever." To this day, they refer to me as "Didi" - older sister in Nepali - and the three or so months I stay in Nepal each year are devoted to spending time with my adopted family. Now when anyone asks which is my favorite country I have an instant answer - Nepal. Many other places in the world are just as beautiful but it is the human connection - the kindness of people who started out as strangers - that has ensured Nepal will always have a special place in my heart.</p> <p>(Barbara Weibel, <a href="http://holeinthedonut.com/">World Traveler</a>)</p> Tue, 10 Jan 2012 23:10:09 +0000 http://americanbearfilm.com/your_voice/44 http://americanbearfilm.com/your_voice/44 Kindness and Connections <p>I feel so blessed to be living in a privileged community. I think it really has changed my outlook on life being able to interact with such giving people, and this must have been something that the American Bear travelers discovered along their journey. Kindness is the key to unlocking closed people, to opening up their jars of love, and to helping others flourish into new, happy people. We are all born happy and want to stay happy, including helping others around us to stay happy.</p> <p>As an Ohio native, there have been some amazing experiences I have had, especially while volunteering. I think it is the most uplifting experience when you get to volunteer and people’s natural kindness comes out in their humanistic personalities. I think the best part of learning about myself has been while helping others whether or not they reciprocated the action.</p> <p>I think I understand why the most moving emotions I have personally found have been when I was in a dark place, and someone I did not know smiled at me, said something kind, or gave me a chance to do something unheard of. Sure, it is most impressive when it is a stranger that steps aside or goes out of their way to let you have something they want, whether it’s giving up their time to help host you, give you a meal, or donating a T-shirt. It’s inspirational, and it has brought me out of bad circumstances, that’s almost why I feel the need to help people in the same way people have helped me.</p> <p>I have also found this to be prevalent in my current field of study, filmmaking, where I have found that often it’s an amazing feat to create a film. Often a student crew consists of a group of strangers, who are all creative contributors to creating one final product. Through their work together, they watch each other’s backs, help each other, and work through challenges—even though they barely know each other. The field relies on trusting the crew that you work with, no matter whether you have worked with them before or not.</p> <p>The most impressive is when the crew is traveling, so not only is everyone misplaced, but the filmmaker hosts everyone in their house, trusting the crew to take care of their open home, while the crew trusts the filmmaker to feed them in return for their free work.</p> <p>What makes this experience so amazing is that in the end everyone comes out having informed their own filmmaking process, meeting a new group of people they now trust, and come out with a product they feel attached to and proud of together.</p> <p>This phenomenon lends the natural process of leaving the stranger stage and meeting the friend zone—seen in both volunteering and filmmaking. But, we’ve all experienced it across all walks of life. It’s a human craving to constantly find social interaction and attachment. Obviously, the lesson here is that when we work together, help our community, and express ourselves to each other, we grow as individuals, break barriers, and bring ourselves closer to one another.</p> <p>That’s my hope for this film. I hope it shows how reaching out to others, although exposing ourselves, can somehow break new grounds and build new people. I hope that it is a film that shows how we harness each others’ strengths, and that giving is the most generous and humble lifestyle a person can lead. It looks like an experiential documentary I am really looking forward to.</p> <p>Sincerely,</p> <p>Cullie</p> Thu, 12 Jan 2012 00:57:17 +0000 http://americanbearfilm.com/your_voice/45 http://americanbearfilm.com/your_voice/45 Guest Blog: " 'Anti-Resolutions' for 2012," Amy McRae <p>2011 was the year I acknowledged that I’m a big ol’ rebel. I may have the most honest intentions when it comes to accomplishing x, y, or z, but the instant I resolve to do it, I feel boxed in. And, well, boxed in just isn’t my colour. I avoid, I procrastinate, I get unhappy enough until I reach a point where I just have to shred that box to pieces and let myself be if I am ever to feel free and productive again. So when Sarah suggested I share my “plans and perhapses” for the year, I naturally chose to write what you might call “anti-resolutions.”</p> <p>So here they are, in no particular order:</p> <ol> <li><p>Do not resolve to do anything, on paper or otherwise. (Well, except when it’s an anti-resolution.)</p></li> <li><p>Banish boxes and limits and “shoulds”; alchemize into pure freedom.</p></li> <li><p>Avoid making “to do” lists unless absolutely necessary. In the back of your mind, you know what you’ve got to do!</p></li> <li><p>Take meditative, intention- and mood-resetting naps as wanted or needed (naps can be multifunctional!) – and enjoy and appreciate the heck out of them. (I looove naps!)</p></li> <li><p>Be selfish and self-caring, like, all the time, because it’s really the only way that I’m of any meaningful use. (I’m also much, much nicer, and my smiles more frequent/genuine. What’s kind to me is kind to you!)</p></li> <li><p>Point of power is here and now. Remember that. (Or don’t… Whatever!)</p></li> <li><p>Procrastinate as much as you want. You’ll get it done! (Or you’ll just figure out some better use of your time!)</p></li> <li><p>Don’t make goals. (Or do! Again: whatever.)</p></li> <li><p>Say “I love you” less often and just be more loving. Verbal communication is super-overrated.</p></li> <li><p>Remember that the power and clarity I gain from freeing myself will guide me in the perfect direction… and much more quickly, at that! (Which also means that I can advance on my world-loving missions in a much faster and more focused way. See? We should be paid to take naps.)</p></li> </ol> <p>So we’ll see how that works out! :)</p> <p>Happy New Year, from me to you!</p> <p>Amy McRae loves sharing what she learns about freedom and authenticity (among other related topics) as she learns it. She's currently creating her new blogging home at <a href="beyoutifully.com">beyoutifully.com</a>, and she loves <a href="http://twitter.com/beyoutifully">Twitter</a> and <a href="http://pinterest.com/beyoutifully">Pinterest</a>, so you'll find her there too!</p> Mon, 16 Jan 2012 15:23:53 +0000 http://americanbearfilm.com/your_voice/46 http://americanbearfilm.com/your_voice/46 Guest Blog: Amy Fountain, "The Artists View On Humanity" <p>An Artists View on Humanity</p> <p>Artists often have a different take on things. Their foray into the world of art enables them to view things in a different perspective. A lot of people have different views on humanity. As an artist I have my own opinion about people. Here are a few of them.</p> <p>People are emotional beings. We are guided by what we feel. Good marketers know this. People buy on emotion and justify with logic. As an artist, I can relate well with this because when I decorate homes I go with how I feel. I go more on instinct. I rely on my emotions and gut feel.</p> <p>People have innate goodness. Yes, there are evil and vicious people around us. But I still choose to believe in the innate goodness inside each person. When we are born into this world, we are born pure and innocent. As we grow up we are slowly corrupted by the negative things we see and hear in our environment. But if we are nurtured the right way we can preserve this inner goodness and let it shine forth.</p> <p>People are reactive. Have you noticed that you often treat people the way they treat you? That’s normal. Why? Because people are reactive. Again, this is linked to our being emotional creatures. When we are struck down our first instinct is to strike back.</p> <p>People will do anything to survive. Kill or be killed. That is the law of nature. Either you’re the predator or you are the prey. We are civilizes, yes. But that’s only because all our basic needs are met. We are well fed, clothed, live in beautiful homes… But when these things are taken away from us our basic instinct for survival kicks and we do what we have to do.</p> <p>People need love. We need to feel loved and respected and cherished. We like to feel that we are important and that we matter to others. No matter how rich, prominent or famous we may be none of these will matter if we don’t have the people we love around us.</p> Wed, 25 Jan 2012 17:17:44 +0000 http://americanbearfilm.com/your_voice/48 http://americanbearfilm.com/your_voice/48 Guest Post: "Putting Kindness First" by Alaina Alexander <p>Putting Kindness First</p> <p>Sometimes,this hectic world can get the best of us. We become so super-focused on our own existence that we forget about the world outside of us. We feel as though we have no kindness to spare anyone let alone ourselves.</p> <p>However, it is during these stressful times when we need to experience the healing energy of kindness the most. Performing an act of kindness doesn’t have to be a complicated undertaking… it can be simple as smiling and saying “Hello”. On the flip side of the equation, being the recipient of a kindness doesn't require that you feel guilty or look for ways to immediately reciprocate.</p> <p>Kindness isn't meant to be used a bartering tool but, as way to bestow blessings into our everyday lives.</p> Wed, 08 Feb 2012 14:58:37 +0000 http://americanbearfilm.com/your_voice/49 http://americanbearfilm.com/your_voice/49 Guest Blog: Karen Worden on the kindness of strangers in LA <p>Living in a big city tests your belief in human beings. Living in Los Angeles is the mother of all tests.</p> <p>In the mid-nineties I was in my early twenties, living life minus a safety net. With no home phone, I had voice mail and would ride my bike to a local pay phone to make calls. I worried about money but was poor at planning for emergencies.</p> <p>A trip to the DMV in LA without an appointment is usually a two hour wait. I can’t even recall why I visited the DMV that one particular day back then. I might have needed to change the address on my driver’s license. Carefree and unconcerned, I strolled into the DMV taking my place in line. After a long wait it was my turn at the window.</p> <p>And then I hear “This will be five dollars, please.”</p> <p>“I’m sorry?” I replied.</p> <p>“Five dollars, miss. In order to file ______, the fee is five dollars.”</p> <p>I had no money on me, no debit or credit card. Five dollars was a lot for me. I had wasted lots of time in not being prepared.</p> <p>While explaining my plight to the unimpressed DMV clerk, a man next to me in his forties (with elderly dad at his side) spoke up:</p> <p>“I will lend you the five dollars. Send me the money back when you are able. Here is my address.”</p> <p>I was nervous, but accepted. I thanked him and took his address down on a scrap piece of paper from my messy purse. The man explained that he had just been held at gun point in his own driveway two weeks’ prior. The thief took his wallet. He lived in a great neighborhood. He needed to believe in people again.</p> <p>Driving home I was nervous. I felt guilty accepting the man’s five dollars. My track record of paying bills at this time was not the best. I knew this man needed his five dollars back to feel that people could be trusted. I needed to return his five dollars to prove I was responsible and grateful. I was terrified that I’d lose the scrap piece of paper with his mailing address.</p> <p>When payday rolled around at my job, subtracting five dollars from my take home pay hurt. I remember placing the bill in an envelope with a note that read in big letters:</p> <p>“THANK YOU.”</p> <p>I felt so free mailing this letter. It then set in motion my being more responsible with money and bills. I gained confidence that I could be trusted to take care of my obligations. I always wondered what he thought receiving my letter.</p> <hr /> <p>Karen Worden is co-host/co-producer of Film Courage-The Radio Show on FilmCourage.com (Sundays Noon Pacific), and webzine co-founder of FilmCourage.com (along with husband David Branin). Each Sunday, Karen and David interview filmmakers and content creators from around the globe on surviving and thriving in the entertainment industry. Karen, David and their three cats live in Los Angeles, California. Check em out <a href="www.filmcourage.com">here</a> !!</p> Sat, 11 Feb 2012 16:02:18 +0000 http://americanbearfilm.com/your_voice/50 http://americanbearfilm.com/your_voice/50 Vernetta Freeney, "My Fear was a Hidden Secret" <p>Fear had always been my hidden secret. Fear of the unknown to be exact. Fear can be a paralyzing effect that takes place right when something great is about to happen to you. But fear creeps up when I met new people. I was fearful of rejection and what other people thought of me. Once I learned to love who I am and accept the person that I am that fear was tossed to the side. Being comfortable in my own skin, has allowed me to release the fear inside and get to know people I would have never known. Meeting these new people has brought new opportunities, friendships and fun into my life. Letting go of fear when it comes to strangers has changed my perception of people in general. I see people as kind beings who just want to be accepted by others and share their moments just like me. And tossing my fear to the wind has created a new inner strength when I approach or am approached by total strangers. I’m still cautious because that’s a natural feeling to have but my guard is let down and I can see people for who they are and have learned to accept them for who they are. Fear no longer resides in my life when it comes to meeting new people. Everyone has a gift to share and I allowed fear to take that precious experience away from me. Not anymore.</p> <p>Vernetta R. Freeney is a blogger, writer, educator whose purpose in life is to help to empower women. To contact her visit <a href="www.womenaregamechangers.com">Woman Are Game Changers</a>.</p> Mon, 13 Feb 2012 16:09:16 +0000 http://americanbearfilm.com/your_voice/51 http://americanbearfilm.com/your_voice/51 Guest Blog: Dan Jahns, "Domo Arigato Stranger" <p>Domo Arigato Stranger</p> <p>As a New Yorker I am not accustomed to random acts of kindness from strangers. I am more apt to hear a “Hey, a-hole, get outta da way!” than I am to see someone help an old lady across the street. So you can imagine my pleasant surprise when I was the recipient of just such an act while visiting the ancient city of Kyoto. This occurred several years ago while I was living in Japan teaching English at Kawarazuka Junior High School in Tokyo. My friend Tom and I had traveled to Kyoto for the weekend and, after we had gorged ourselves on temples and shrines (as well as sushi and sake), we made our way to the station to catch our train back home.</p> <p>For economic reasons, we had purchased tickets on the slow train - not the famously bullet-shaped shinkansen express train - so it looked like all the other local trains in Kyoto. When the doors opened to the train we thought was ours it was packed with rush hour commuters. Just to be sure we asked (to no one in particular) if this was the train to Tokyo. A tired looking businessman holding a briefcase looked up at us and shook his head vociferously indicating that this was, in fact, NOT the train to Tokyo.</p> <p>He attempted to explain to us where we needed to go, but between his limited English and our non-existent Japanese, we couldn’t make heads or tails of it. Just as the doors to his train were closing (no doubt taking him home to his wife and family after a hard day's work) he jumped off and gestured for us to us to follow. When it dawned on him that we were taking the last train back to Tokyo that day and that we were running short on time he started sprinting at top speed through the station. Tom and I sprinted after him. He was making left turns and right turns and taking escalators up and down. As Tom and I strained to keep up with him, we started laughing at the absurdity of the situation - this diminutive Japanese "salaryman" shuffling at top speed through a labyrinth of underground train tunnels to help two American boys he doesn't even know while missing his own train home to do so. It would have been even funnier if we weren’t in danger of missing our ride home!</p> <p>We finally emerged onto another platform and the Japanese man, doubled over with exhaustion, pointed to the train in front of us. We jumped on just as the doors were closing. We didn't even have enough time to properly thank our benefactor, but we pressed our hands together and bowed to him through the glass doors. He bowed profusely in return as our train pulled out of sight. Now whenever someone asks me for directions, I smile and think of the kind Japanese man with the briefcase……and then I point them in the right direction and continue on my way. What? Did you think I was going to escort them to their destination? Not a chance. I’m a New Yorker!</p> <hr /> <p>Dan Jahns is an avid traveler and blogger. He chronicled his trip around the world with his wife Francesca in his blog <a href="http://eatplaylove.wordpress.com/">“Eat, Play, Love”</a>. He is currently writing a blog about the adventures of pregnancy from the male’s perspective called <a href="http://holycrapwerehavingababy.wordpress.com/">“Holy Crap We’re Having a Baby”</a>.</p> Tue, 21 Feb 2012 16:07:58 +0000 http://americanbearfilm.com/your_voice/52 http://americanbearfilm.com/your_voice/52 American Bear Bonds With Karla - A Guest Post <p>Boy have times changed since I was a kid. Grant you that was a long time ago but I don't remember bullying at school being so bad growing up. Was I picked on as a child, yep sure was. I had glass, braces, and was over weight. Not a good combination to be in the "cool" group. I think the best thing, if there is a best thing, about being picked on was that it taught me to be kind to others and helps me teach that to my son. Kindness of The Heart</p> <p>I believe that I have a kind heart. In watching the trailer for American Bear I honestly believe that if Greg and Sarah walked up to me and asked to spend the night in my home I would welcome them. Some of you might think I am nuts. These are more violent times then they were 20 years about but I have to believe there are good people out in the world. If you don't believe there are good people then what does that mean for our country? That we are a bunch of grumpy selfish people? If so, you might want to rethink your actions. It only takes talking to one stranger to brighten their day which could lead to this amazing chain reaction. Think of how good you will feel knowing you started that. Passing The Torch</p> <p>My son is four. Tough age but the best age to help mold him for being a kind-hearted person. He has had a rough time at his daycare with hitting, biting, and throwing things. When people tell me "he is just being a 4 year old" I cringe. Yes he is being a 4 year old but he also needs to know that hitting people to get his way is bullying. I refuse to let him grow up to be one of the kids that picked on my when I was in school. I say picked on rather than bullying because I honestly believe that in today's terms, bullying isn't what happened to me. I want to pass on to my son what a person can feel like when they are made fun of or pushed around because they may look different. In my house and my family, these behaviors are just unacceptable. What Can You Do</p> <p>I know it's frustrating to teach a young child, or older one, to understand what others feel like. You know the term "kill them with kindness" I honestly believe that is the case. When my son gets into one of his fits the first thing I want to do is yell at him, and sometime I slip and yell, but I have found that by killing him with kindness I get a better and more calm reaction from him. Toddler bedime issues are a problem with us and lately I have found if I sit and whisper talk to him he really has to focus on what I am saying and it calms him down. Books Can Help</p> <p>Reading is really an important thing for use to do. It gives kids knowledge from a third persons perspective on important lessons in life. I have found that Howard B Wigglebottom books to be outstanding. They teach things like how to listen to your heart, and learn about bullies. My Son has learned how to listen better and how having too much of a good thing isn't all that great. We Do Listen is a great foundation that teaches important lessons in life and the importance to stomp out bullies.</p> <p>I am super excited to see the entire adventures of Greg and Sarah. My hope will be restored by seeing all the kindness of strangers who help them out by providing them with a warm bed to sleep in. What an amazing journey this must have been. Congrats on doing something most people don't have the courage to do, talk to strangers.</p> <p>-Karla Bond</p> <p>Karla Bond enjoys rambling about life on her blog <a href="http://bondwithkarla.com">Bond With Karla</a>. Karla writes about things that are important in her life -- especially her wonderful husband and son. She hopes that her readers will learn something that can help them with the bumps in the road. Karla loves crafting with her son and believes the day is always better with a cup of coffee in hand.</p> Tue, 20 Mar 2012 14:47:15 +0000 http://americanbearfilm.com/your_voice/53 http://americanbearfilm.com/your_voice/53 To Help or Not To Help: What's Going Through Their Head? -- Guest Post by Stephanie Nguyen <p>Sarah and Greg's adventure to all of the American Bears is a unique quest in more way than one. Besides the more apparent goal of traveling to all five Bears in the U.S., the couple also hoped to dive first-hand in to the exploration of a pretty interesting question: In this day in age, who is going to open their doors to a couple of strangers? What do those who do agree help look like?</p> <p>To Sarah and Greg's delight, a fairly high percentage of people actually were willing to talk to them and be interviewed. Many opened their houses, garages, or whatever space they had available to the travelers. What is going through these kind people's minds? How did they decide whether or not they ultimately were going to help?</p> <p>Relatability</p> <p>In less than a minute after meeting somebody new, you have already formed your first impression of that individual. When reaching out to a stranger for help, that stranger does the same, subconsciously comparing how you are either are similar or different to them.</p> <p>Do you look and sound like them? What clothes are you wearing? How are your mannerisms? Do you appear to share similar belief systems and values? This and many other questions are being formulated and answered in the stranger's head. The more relatable you are to the other person, the more likely they are to feel connected to you, and therefore the more likely they are to help.</p> <p>Diffusion of Responsibility</p> <p>Who is around when you ask a stranger for help, believe it or not, can have a significant influence on someone's decision to whether or not they should provide the help. It has been shown that when there are more people around, you are less likely to get help than if the help is solicited in a one-on-one environment. This is due to 'diffusion of responsibility'.</p> <p>When in a big group, it is easy to assume that somebody else will come to the person's aid; there's plenty of other people who would be willing to do it. In a more personal environment, the person feels more responsible for your well-being, and is more likely to help. This is easily seen in the differences between the country and the city where, although other factors such as concerns with safety or a general distrust of strangers may also result in refusing to help, diffusion of responsibility also plays a role.</p> <p>This concept was demonstrated in Atlanta. Although Sarah and Greg characterized the people as friendly, the adventurers were unable to find a place to stay. This is in stark contrast to their experienec in the country, where many people opened their doors to Sarah and Greg. If a person thinks that someone else will provide help to those in need is a factor in the decision-making process, and helps decide whether or not a stranger will help.</p> <p>"What's in it for Me?"</p> <p>Some people call it Karma. Others believe what goes around, comes around. Whatever it is called, many people believe that good things happen to good people. I certainly hope this is true. With that said, many people take this into consideration when deciding whether or not they should help somebody.</p> <p>This 'what's in it for me' mindset sounds selfish, but it certainly doesn't have to be. Those who are considering helping others aren't necessarily weighing out the monetary or material aspect. Instead, they may be considering what experiences they will have, friends they will make, or how good it will feel to help somebody who needs it. If the helper doesn't feel as though aiding will be a positive experience for them, they aren't as likely to go out of their way to help.</p> <p>The Cost-Benefit Analysis</p> <p>What ultimately decides whether or not somebody will agree to help you relies on one main concept: The Cost Benefit Analysis.</p> <p>What is the risk? Am I putting myself in danger? The ultimate decision as to whether or not you're going to get help is if the person decides that the benefits of helping you outweigh the negative possibilities. If the person feels uncomfortable, unsafe, or disconnected to you, they will be more likely to turn down your request. In other words, the possibility that something might go wrong outweighs the possibility that something will not.</p> <p>Although this may be due to the conversation or the first impression you gave, other factors may also influence the analysis such as past experiences, stereotypes, or general distrust. Whether or not you actually get help, however, will depend on whether or not the person believes the benefits of helping you outweigh the potential costs.</p> <p>All of these factors and more went through each person that Sarah and Greg talked to. This process varies from person to person based on their own judgements, values, experiences, and analysis of the situation. Those who were willing to help the travelers most likely found them to be nonthreatening, honest people on a believable mission. Catching the verbal and nonverbal cues that go in to the stranger's decision to help was surely something that the couple were able to appeal to as their journey progressed.</p> <hr /> <p>Stephanie Nguyen is a Bucketlistologist working to fill her Life Bucket- one drop at a time. Learn about her travels, life without Facebook, becoming a mother and more at her blog, <a href="http://www.adropinmybucketlist.com/">FML(B): Filling My Life Bucket</a>.</p> Mon, 26 Mar 2012 18:18:48 +0000 http://americanbearfilm.com/your_voice/54 http://americanbearfilm.com/your_voice/54 The Benefits of Kindness Blogging -- Guest Post by Tina Mansfield <p>The Benefits of Kindness Blogging</p> <p>Four years ago, I began a blog focusing on acts of kindness. Hoping that by sharing stories occurring both locally and globally containing a kindness theme via my blog, I might help bring more awareness to the way we treat one another as individuals and inspire others to act with kindness. This is an important issue to me because as a mother I’d like to see a kinder culture for our kids to grow and learn from. At that particular time I believed our society had lost its simplicity and compassion while becoming increasingly violent... at least that is what the nightly news headlines seemed to conclude.</p> <p>To my surprise, what I’ve learned in collecting and sharing these stories found through social media, my local community and personal experience, is that I’m FAR from alone in my desire to see citizens move from a competitively egocentric environment to a more inclusive one. I’ve met a growing community of like-minded people (like Sarah and Greg!) who continually remind me that with all the reported problems in the world, there are just as many incidences of people helping each other, loving one another, and creating a better earth. This is a welcome comfort when I find myself in a “funk” due to negative media overload and I can share a simple story of kindness to lift my soul. Blogging about kindness has turned into a bit of a spiritual practice for me.</p> <p>Those of us dedicated to living a more peaceful, sustainable lifestyle are surely feeling the shift towards unity. I believe civilization is on the cusp of a change in the way we view humanity. The number of grassroots movements with the sole purpose of creating a kinder culture has grown exponentially over recent years. It is getting difficult to manage my computer bookmarks because it is filled with uplifting and humanitarian related sites that are intended to cultivate love for ourselves and others. But there is always room for more of the good stuff!</p> <p>Reading and sharing stories about kindness keeps me informed with a more balanced view of what is happening in our world — reminding me of the positive not just focusing on the negative. Projects like American Bear are a breath of fresh air for a mind fueled with negative data. Thank you, Sarah and Greg, for your faith in human kindness and all your efforts to spread kindness.</p> <hr /> <p>Tina Mansfield is a graphic designer, wife &amp; mother. Her concerns about an increasingly violent and mean school climate led her to create <a href="http://string-ring.com/">String-Ring, The Kindness Reminder Ring</a>. She manages a blog on the String-Ring website called Kindness Community where she encourages kind acts and shares stories that revolve around a theme of kindness.</p> Mon, 09 Apr 2012 17:03:25 +0000 http://americanbearfilm.com/your_voice/55 http://americanbearfilm.com/your_voice/55 The Cushdy Experience: Ideas for Kindness from a Social Entrepreneur <p>“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” - Dalai Lama</p> <p>In a world of mistrust and what seems to be a high level of xenophobia, kindness to strangers might sound like a foolish dream or just a naïve notion. I mean, go out of my way to be kind to someone I don’t know… are you kidding?</p> <p>Usually such questions are the result of fear. Maybe fear of your kind deed being unappreciated or maybe fear of what others might think. The truth is, if we are crippled by fear then such acts of kindness, especially to strangers won’t come easy for us.</p> <p>The beauty of being kind to strangers has a domino effect since kindness remembered will more likely result in the person passing it on or they will pay it forward which means your deed goes on and on. View it as your contribution to building a kinder gentler society by doing your little act of kindness. Also the most selfless giving brings joy to both the giver and the receiver.</p> <p>Kindness to strangers can be exhibited in a variety ways ranging from a simple “have a great day” to a cash donation to a worthwhile charity etc.</p> <p>But kindness to strangers goes beyond giving away money, because there are so many other things you can do to make the world a better place.</p> <p>Kind deeds you can do for a stranger:</p> <p><b>Smile at strangers, maybe say 'Hi' or wish someone a great day</p> <p>Compliment a stranger on their clothes and ask where they bought them.</p> <p>Open doors for people</p> <p>Leave a note complimenting great service at a business place or tell the management about the great service the employees gave you</p> <p>Simply help someone, maybe by carrying a shopping bag that seems heavy or help them change a flat tire. </b></p> <p>However you choose to show kindness to strangers, do it with a genuine heart and an authentic desire to help someone.</p> <p>Ask yourself: Have you been kind today? Make kindness your daily modus operandi and change your world.-Annie Lennox</p> <hr /> <p>Duane is a copywriter, social media marketer, poet and spoken word artist based in Kingston, Jamaica. Over the years he has written copy for some of Jamaicas top advertising agencies as well as several prominent businesses on the island.He specializes in: Web Copy <em>Press releases </em>Regular Blog Copy<em> Newsletters</em> Lyric writer (jingles) and Social Media Marketing. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​He is a creative support partner at <a href="http://www.thecushdyexperience.com/#!home|mainPage">The Cushdy Experience</a>, a virtual support company for creatives and entrepreneurs</p> Tue, 24 Apr 2012 13:35:03 +0000 http://americanbearfilm.com/your_voice/56 http://americanbearfilm.com/your_voice/56 Guest Blog: Melinda Schmitt, "My Year of Hugs" <p>I was in the midst of self exploration and awareness. Despite my husband and 2 beautiful boys I felt lonely. I was not alone by any means. I was surrounded by people, but I felt no intimate connections with any of them. I had lived in Raleigh for 4 years and wondered when that connection would happen. I missed my extended family who lived out of state and began questioning if we made a mistake in moving so far away.</p> <p>After asking my book club members how they determined what their purpose was in life I felt no closer to knowing what mine was or really any closer to them. I watched in pure amazement as one of the newer book club members hugged each and every member on her way out the door. No one else hugged, no one else had ever hugged each other. From that moment forward the momentum just propelled me forward. I missed hugging. I wondered why no one else hugged. I wondered why I didn't hug. The very next day came the realization that I wanted to change myself and the community around me. I wanted to hug and be hugged by everyone. I wanted to make a connection with everyone. Not just my family and friends, but others around me that I wanted to show gratitude to. Gratitude that they helped me with something, gratitude that they spoke kindly to me, gratitude for just entering my life. That felt right, but just not enough. I wanted to do more. I came up with the idea to do a Year of Hugs and blog about it. The blog was to keep propelling me forward, but also to reach people that I couldn't physically hug.</p> <p>The following year was just another year in my life. Yet, it wasn't. I had triumphs and losses. I had moments of clarity and confusion. I felt happier, yet deeper sadness for circumstances beyond my control. I am certainly forever changed. I understand to my core how much I need to feel connection with other human beings. I will never again allow myself to be so far removed from it. I will never again allow myself to stop hugging others. Yes, I had also hoped that my journey would move others, I had hoped that others would find encouragement and courage in my words to reach out and make the connections they were longing for as well. No matter how much I had hoped for this, it still brings me to tears each time I hear how someone hugged someone else because of me. It brings me to tears every time someone shares a story about kindness or love because it made them think of me. That. That right there fills me with so much hope and love that I fear my heart will burst wide open.</p> <p>People continue to ask what direction I plan on going now. For once in my life I am not concerned. I realize now that I don't need a defined purpose. My purpose is to be right here in this moment. No matter what I am doing, I am fulfilling my purpose just by living. Sure, I have aspirations for my blog and hope to create a community of hugging bloggers, but for now, I am just content to be.</p> <p>Thank you to Sarah and Greg for allowing me to share my story with you. I feel it is only appropriate that I end my guest post the way I end all of my blog posts. Please accept this blog as my virtual hug to you.</p> <hr /> <p>Melinda Schmitt is a mother of 2 boys from Raleigh, NC. She just finished up a 365 day journey of hugging through her blog <a href="http://myyearofhugs.com/">My Year Of Hugs</a>. Her story was featured in the Raleigh News and Observer and on WRAL TV's Morning Show. She hopes to expand her blog to include guest bloggers willing to share their stories of hugs, love and kindness with the world!</p> Tue, 08 May 2012 14:52:37 +0000 http://americanbearfilm.com/your_voice/57 http://americanbearfilm.com/your_voice/57 How an Act of Kindness Saved My Life in a Wal-Mart Parking Lot (Guest Blog by Drew Elliot) <p>Nine states in to the forty-eight state volunteering adventure, I was growing accustomed to sleeping a night or two in the parking lots of Walmarts -- that was, until winter struck.</p> <p>After experiencing negative twenty-six in Helena, Montana, I thought the worst was behind me. Of course, that was the farthest thing from the truth when I drove into Bismarck, North Dakota, I should have known that December weather could stop one dead in their tracks.</p> <p>I sat in a coffee shop for a few hours answering emails and prepping for the coming week when I glanced at the forecast -- negative thirty all week long!</p> <p>Yikes!</p> <p>So...I enacted the emergency back-up plan: sleep in the car from 5:30p to 9:30p, then sit at an all-night diner until 7:00a, and then go sleep in my car for another couple of hours when the weather warmed up a little.</p> <p>I found a spot to slumber at in the local Walmart parking lot and dozed off for about an hour until the cold was piercing through all fifteen of my pathetic layers. I tried to get comfortable but quickly realized it was a losing battle. (My eyeballs feeling solid was a good indication.)</p> <p>That’s when I headed for a Denny's around 8 o'clock to continue working at the never ending pile of emails and website updates. This was a great idea except I couldn't get the wi-fi to work. So, I played a few rounds of solitary while I sipped through a pot of hot coffee, all while conversing with Hank and Henry, two guys visiting their mom/grandmother in the hospital. I gave up on getting any real work done for the night and decided to get serious with my dismal fate.</p> <p>That’s when I initiated phase two of the emergency back-up plan: go buy a healthy amount of hand warmers, toe warmers, and body core warmers to see if they could keep the heat underneath my layers. I headed back to Walmart where I made the purchase of warmers along with a value pack of thermal socks thinking I could take on Mother Nature’s worst!</p> <p>As I arrived at my car, there was a younger guy with a newly purchased Jeep parked next to me with his hood up. I asked if he needed a jump and he responded with an enthusiastic, "that would be great!” I drove my car around the parking lot median and squared my engine up with the twice-my- size vehicle whereby I popped the hood. It should have been a standard jump, except I'm never completely sure which one is the negative charge on my battery. (It didn't help that it was negative seven at the time and that it was a quarter to two in the morning.)</p> <p>Let's just say that the first jump didn't take. I’m still not sure if the cables were cheap or if the lines were mixed up -- either way -- his jumpers were fried...literally. Plastic grips were melting and plenty of smoke/steam was coming from the connectors.</p> <p>After removing the deformed cables, I took out the pair I had from my trunk and made the connection. This time, we made sure the colors matched up, and with that, came success.</p> <p>During the whole ordeal, the gentleman and I began to talk about his new Jeep and about the size of the battery and about what I was doing in the state. I told him about the volunteer adventure and that I was there for just this reason, to help him (or anyone else) out.</p> <p>As the conversation advance, he found out my intentions to sleep in my car for the night -- he then insisted on getting me a hotel room for the evening. I explained that I would be able to survive the night with my hand warmers and I was simply happy to help out without any need of compensation.</p> <p>While shaking his head, he said, "naw...it’s no big deal. I want to help you out.” He then climbed into his Jeep and told me to follow him.</p> <p>I didn’t understand what was going on, but tailed behind the now running vehicle all the way to a hotel resort a few blocks away. It turned out that his father owned the place and was able to get me a room at no cost to me or to him.</p> <p>At that moment, I was drastically made aware of the old truth that kindness produces kindness, and even though my yearlong mission was to serve others, I was so thankful to receive the help of a stranger when I needed it the most.</p> <p>I must admit, that night’s sleep was very sweet -- and looking back -- it might have even saved my life.</p> <hr /> <p>Drew Elliot, a lover of adventure and charity, volunteered for a week in each of the 48 contiguous United States while promoting a Service To Others lifestyle. He was name Reader’s Digest “2011 - Best Sojourner of the Year” and has been feature on The Huffington Post, Voice of America, and Americantowns.com with regular appearances in magazines, blogs, and television. He currently resides in Pennsylvania working on a new kindness project called “Here A Year” - www.hereayear.com.</p> Wed, 20 Jun 2012 21:12:21 +0000 http://americanbearfilm.com/your_voice/58 http://americanbearfilm.com/your_voice/58 Guest Blog: 30 Days for 30 Years Christie Peucker <p>In late 2010, I was living in Melbourne, Australia, and I was miserable. Sure I had a great flat and a great bunch of friends but I also had a job that never gave any time to enjoy them. My life was consumed by work that gave me very little reward. Frankly, I was a little lost.</p> <p>So I made a choice. I dusted off my get-up-and-go spirit and got busy living.</p> <p>For an entire year I travelled on 12 crazy whims relying on my nous, (or lack thereof), and the kindness of strangers. My change of tack every 30 days saw me run the Great Wall of China Marathon (eek!), learn how to make cheese in Holland (yum!), work out on a pearl boat off the coast of Western Australia, visit the Holy Land in Israel, work on a Norwegian reality TV show filmed in Malta, train eagles in Mongolia, don a wig and lived like Dolly Parton in her hometown in Tennessee, ride a bicycle around Taiwan, sail on a pirate ship from Seattle towards Mexico, and help educate young girls in Kosovo who are banned from attending school because they wear headscarves.</p> <p>I had no support, no companions, and nowhere to stay before beginning this journey. I also had a budget of less than $1000 AUD a month.</p> <p>And therein lay the beauty.</p> <p>As children it is drilled into us that we shouldn’t speak to strangers but I can categorically say that without them, this last year wouldn’t have been the most amazing of my life.</p> <p>I arrived in the artisan town of Sarchí in Costa Rica one afternoon hoping to find someone to teach me to paint. I had read about the intricately hand-carved and painted ox carts famous to the region and wanted to make one of my own.</p> <p>I came across a man painting a park bench in the town square and tried to converse with him in my broken Spanish. It wasn’t very successful but he pointed me in the direction of a nearby booth where I found a woman named Ofelia. I told her what I was hoping to do and within minutes we were at the home of one of the town’s most well respected artists. After a short discussion it was agreed that I could come with my wood to his backyard studio each day where he would teach me his craft for free.</p> <p>Ofelia also took me to see a Columbian-born wood carver where I asked to borrow his tools to carve out my wood before painting. He agreed and the next day I spent eight hours in his 2m by 3m workshop where we communicated simply through hand gestures.</p> <p>His young son, who spoke a little English, arrived part way through the afternoon and was kind enough to walk me to the bus stop at the end of the day.</p> <p>“I can’t thank you enough for all your help,’’ I began. “I owe you a beer or something.” “It’s not important,’’ he responded. “Family is what’s important. You needed my help, so I helped you. One day someone might need your help, and you will help them...”</p> <p>Such profound insight from someone so young.</p> <p>While circumnavigating Taiwan on a pushbike, I was overwhelmed every time I stopped to ask directions from little old ladies selling fruit at roadside stalls. They wouldn’t let me leave until they had loaded me up with fresh guava or sugar cane for the journey.</p> <p>When I needed shelter from the rain at night and had nowhere to sleep, I would knock on the gate of a local primary school and the teachers working late would take me in and allow me to sleep in their classrooms. They would turn the hot water back on so I could shower and get out of my damp clothes and more often than not, they would return in the evening with piping hot food and blankets from their own homes. All of it was done without speaking the same language.</p> <p>And then there was the random stranger in Seattle, who has no idea the impact she had on my life.</p> <p>A year on the road can be tough for many reasons and sometimes it’s the littlest of things that bring you happiness. For me it was a decent haircut, just to feel normal. After I finished my 1676km cycle around Taiwan I got a haircut in Taipei. Even with the help of Google Translate and an iPad, there was a serious case of “lost in translation” and I ended up with a terrible hair color that left me feeling ugly and miserable.</p> <p>When I returned to the US I had a serendipitous meeting with a hairdresser called Brittany who said she would fix the problem. I was pretty much down to my last dime and almost cancelled the appointment because I couldn’t justify spending the money on a hair color when I could barely afford food.</p> <p>I felt sick when I arrived at the salon, unsure whether it was going to cost me $30 or $300. As I sat down I tentatively asked “how much?”</p> <p>“Oh don’t worry, it’s covered,” Brittany said.</p> <p>She went on to say she’d been telling my story to her previous client and the woman was so inspired that she insisted on paying for my haircut. I could have cried. (In fact, I think I actually did.)</p> <p>This trip humbled me, inspired me, challenged me and changed my perspective on so many things. The way a person sees the world is entirely based on the perspective they choose to take. Happiness is a choice, it really is.</p> <hr /> <p>Christie Peucker is an Australian journalist with a penchant for random adventures. She’s been married by Elvis in Vegas, accidentally argued with a member of the royal family, made it her life’s ambition to finish a Rubik’s Cube in under 10 seconds and is absolutely defiant she will never get wisdom teeth despite what her dentist (and x-rays) has to say. She is currently writing a book about her 30 Days for 30 Years adventure. For her latest project 30 Days – The Collection visit <a href="http://www.30days30years.com">www.30days30years.com</a>.</p> Fri, 06 Jul 2012 13:38:04 +0000 http://americanbearfilm.com/your_voice/59 http://americanbearfilm.com/your_voice/59 Guest Post: Angel Sullivan, "A New Day is Dawning": a Reflection on Journeys <p>A new day is dawning, isn't it?</p> <p>Can you feel things changing?</p> <p>Everywhere I look, more and more people are waking up from their long &amp; (mostly) comfy slumbers.</p> <p>Waking to the recognition that there must be more to this amazing, luscious, juicy life than what has been experienced thus far.</p> <p>Knowing, without knowing <em>how</em> they know, that there is more… and that they must figure out what that means.</p> <p>How appropriate, then, that Greg woke Sarah to exclaim that they HAD to travel to Bear (or as it turns out, to all five of them ;-)).</p> <p>He woke up.</p> <p>And he knew.</p> <p>And so off they went.</p> <p>Just like so many of us will.</p> <p>Searching out what life has to offer.</p> <p>Looking for, finding, and creating meaning in the process.</p> <p>Reaching for that something more that we all know is available to us, and finding it to be all the more meaningful when we're able to connect with our Self, and others along the way.</p> <p>Digging deep, listening for (and hearing!) that still small voice inside. The one that's as close as our own breath, our own heartbeat, our own thoughts.</p> <p>You know it's there, don't you?</p> <p>You've always known.</p> <p>But maybe you've forgotten?</p> <p>Maybe in searching out what was expected of you in life, you've lost some of those pieces of yourself along the way.</p> <p>What would it take to wake <em>you</em> up?</p> <p>Would it take a trip around the US?</p> <p>Around the world?</p> <p>Around your own interior?</p> <p>I wonder…</p> <p>I wonder where you'll hear it.</p> <p>I wonder what it has to say to you.</p> <p>I wonder what kindness, for yourself or someone else, will come from heeding that voice?</p> <p>I wonder if you'll listen.</p> <p>Will you listen?</p> <hr /> <p>Angel Sullivan is a right-brained techy geek who loves creativity, wind chimes, and long walks on the beach (wait…?!?!). "I'm here to pick up the lost and forgotten pieces of my most meaningful life, as well as the lives of women who’re ready to step into their own most meaningful lives. In addition to picking up pieces, I love to create fabulously juicy websites for healers, coaches, and creative entrepreneurs. I believe that life is meant to be juicy and fun, dammit!" You can find her at <a href="http://MyMosaicLife.com">http://MyMosaicLife.com</a> and <a href="http://SimplyJuicyWebsites.com">http://SimplyJuicyWebsites.com</a></p> Tue, 17 Jul 2012 18:46:29 +0000 http://americanbearfilm.com/your_voice/60 http://americanbearfilm.com/your_voice/60 "The Lens of Kindness" -- Guest Post by Shelley Krause <p><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/seyyed_mostafa_zamani/5771861523/" title=":) by seyed mostafa zamani, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5226/5771861523_5c38e5529e.jpg" width="500" height="333" alt=":)"></a></p> <p>Inspired by the work of the American Bear team, I tried to spend last week looking at my world through the lens of kindness.</p> <p>When I was growing up in the tiny town of Big Flats, my mom was the first person to show me how kindness could change everything. Everywhere we went together, she treated strangers like they were friends she just hadn’t met yet. I thought that was just how things were. I didn’t realize how unusual her approach was until I was out in the world without her. I remember one of my friends hissing, “Why do you know the name of the person who cleans the bathrooms at McDonald’s?” Because sometimes after church we went to McDonald’s for a special treat, and my mom always said hello to Mary. I can still picture her dark, curly hair, and her smile. She was really nice.</p> <p>Now it’s my turn to model kindness as a parent, but our vegetarian son doesn’t really consider McDonald’s a treat. The kindness practice that he has noticed is one that I fell into one morning on the way to work. I have a 15 mile drive to work every morning, mostly on back country roads that are crowded during the morning rush. At one point on a long straightaway, there’s a small side road that feeds in and that is perpetually host to a handful of cars driven by folks who are waiting, with what I imagine are increasing levels of desperation and despair, for a break in the endless traffic. One day my inner nice guy took the wheel, and I found myself slowing down just enough to let someone turn in, in front of me. The driver was so stunned she sat there for a moment, frozen in disbelief. Finally she scooted out onto South Middlebush, but not before flashing me a huge and grateful smile. I told my son the story, and the next time we were in the car together, he asked me, “Are we going past that ‘be nice to people corner’ today?” Why yes, I said, I think we are. By now it’s a tradition. This week, I brought him with me to work on Monday, and we happily surprised a few more drivers. Out of curiosity, we also timed it. Slowing down to add a waiting driver into the flow of traffic adds about eleven seconds to my commute. No brainer.</p> <p>By Tuesday, I was thinking about all the different shapes that kindness takes, and I think my favorite act of kindness that I recognized that day was a simple act of listening. Our son is a wrestler, and has been attending some summer off-season practices. The youngest boy at this particular session was E, a tiny seven year old who you would never have thought would take to a “tough guy” sport like wrestling... he’s just a little imp of a kid, sporting a perpetual ear-to-ear grin and always nattering on about something. We get a kick out him, but we inevitably reach a point where we’re just kind of nodding and uh-huh-ing, not really taking it in. But this week, maybe because I was on kindness high-alert, I didn’t let myself zone out. I opened myself to little E’s chatter as if it was something I was meant to hear. And do you know what he was talking about? He was talking about his little sister’s birthday, and how excited he was to give her his present. His present for his soon-to-be three year old sister was to let her sleep with him in his room for the night. It was clear that both kids were practically levitating with excitement at the thought of all that uninterrupted togetherness.</p> <p>On Wednesday, back in the car on the way to our favorite spot for letting people in ahead of us, my son pulled an interesting question out of thin air. “What do you think is the most successful plant?” he asked. This led to a long conversation about the many different ways we might find to define “success,” and to him saying, “You know, a square foot of grass is really more like one person than eight million people. Because even if those plants don’t have the same root, they cooperate and share with each other.” Which is in fact something scientists have begun to <a href="http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/10/plant-siblings/">document more and more</a>, in nature. Do we have kindness connecting us at a root level?</p> <p>On Thursday, my friend Patti Digh and her family were trying to take in her husband’s recent diagnosis of renal carcinoma, news that was made especially daunting by their family’s current lack of health insurance. Patti’s community of friends and supporters <a href="http://www.indiegogo.com/johnfptak">rose up</a> to meet the challenge with them, creating an awe-inspiring <a href="http://www.37days.com/2012/08/community-a-structure-of-belonging.html">vision</a> of what a community connected by love and kindness can accomplish.</p> <p>And on Friday, I participated in an exchange on Twitter with a total stranger with whom I nevertheless feel a bond. June Eli is a 26 year-old Texas lesbian who recently came out to her family... and promptly lost them. She is now living out of her car and on friends’ couches, trying to figure out her next move. And although I know there are many people whose response to June’s situation would be, as mine was, a desire to offer her kindness, June reminded me of this other seemingly perpetual element of the flow of kindness... lots of us are uncomfortable accepting it. My partner (<a href="https://docs.google.com/present/view?id=ah89knd3kmzc_514gx86ntf6">Happy Anniversary, Terri!</a>) actually says that I’m not that great at welcoming kindness... that I sometimes react in an embarrassed, uncomfortable way. When of course what I could be doing is just opening myself up to receiving that gift.</p> <p>So here’s what I learned, or in some cases re-learned, about kindness this week. It’s everywhere, and especially so if you go looking for it. It flourishes in community, and in the unseen spaces where our roots communicate with each other. It asks us to be open in a way that can feel awesome and scary, both in the giving and in the receiving. And sometimes, the line between giving and receiving gets awfully blurry.</p> <p>What does your world look like, when seen through the lens of kindness?</p> <hr /> <p>Shelley Krause is an American school-based tale weaver who seeks to help folks find their learning tribes through listening and storytelling. She is also the loving mama of an almost eleven year-old boy, who has been helping her lean into both kindness and curiosity. You can find her at <a href="http://shelleykrause.com">http://shelleykrause.com</a> and connect with her on Twitter at <a href="http://twitter.com/butwait">@butwait</a></p> Sun, 26 Aug 2012 19:48:47 +0000 http://americanbearfilm.com/your_voice/61 http://americanbearfilm.com/your_voice/61 Late Fall Newsletter Out! <p>Check it out <a href="http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=844aee82b0e01d293f88a3df3&amp;id=bbb050caf1&amp;e=5375c4aae0">here!</a></p> Mon, 19 Nov 2012 22:17:24 +0000 http://americanbearfilm.com/news/52 http://americanbearfilm.com/news/52 Card Making Party <p>On Thursday November 29th we held a card making party. For strangers. It was such a successful adventure!</p> <p>We ended up drinking almost 2 gallons of home made spicy hot cocoa, eating about 4 dozen pumpkin spice cookies and making over 50 winter themed cards for strangers.</p> <p>The messages in the cards are really sweet and funny and inspiring and we can't wait to pass them out all over the city of Syracuse.</p> <p>Pictures coming soon!</p> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 16:02:15 +0000 http://americanbearfilm.com/news/53 http://americanbearfilm.com/news/53 Gillette Middle School - Cards for Strangers Part 2 <p>Yesterday, Sarah spent all day with groups of 5th graders at Gillette Middle School talking about the idea of kindness from strangers.</p> <p>Sarah visited Gillette Middle School on Monday, speaking with 3 different blocks and about 75 students -- the kids discussed the importance of intuition, how to be a friendlier stranger and the adventure of American Bear.</p> <p>They ended the day by making cards for strangers -- as colorful as can be. Each one filled with so much personality.</p> <p>We are so excited to share every card with you, but in the meantime here is one of the many inspiring messages: "Hello Random Person! You recieved my letter now oepn it and you recieve a surprise." Then on the inside:"<b>If you are wealthy or poor, homeless or have a home, or is popular or unpopular you are always welcome in life. No matter who you are you always will have someone who cares about your problems. MERRY WINTER! </b>"</p> <p>What an amazing experience and an amazing way to get to know so many kind strangers.</p> <p><img src="http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_meil6eG5kU1royleko1_500.jpg" title="A Small Group Gillete Middle Schoolers" alt="Alt text" /></p> <p>A group of kids holds the good deeds they did to pay it forward over Thanksgiving Break.</p> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 16:16:53 +0000 http://americanbearfilm.com/news/54 http://americanbearfilm.com/news/54 Card Photos: An Inspiring Pre Holiday Image Set <p><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8342/8288847624_73ab245e6b_m.jpg" alt="Alt text" /> <img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8204/8288847290_f0eb6b6402_m.jpg" alt="Alt text" /></p> <p><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8353/8288849910_43311e529c_m.jpg" alt="Alt text" /> <img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8353/8287790431_9a197fcd30_m.jpg" alt="Alt text" /> <img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8482/8287792661_e4021f15b7_m.jpg" alt="Alt text" /> <img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8061/8287792265_92404ce57c_m.jpg" alt="Alt text" /><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8360/8287791737_032ef35923_m.jpg" alt="Alt text" /></p> <p><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8067/8288852686_7bb9cc4f84_m.jpg" alt="Alt text" /> <img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8080/8287793047_30cc67f608_m.jpg" alt="Alt text" /> <img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8221/8287788923_79d110467d_m.jpg" alt="Alt text" /> <img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8361/8287788691_f304805627_m.jpg" alt="Alt text" /> <img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8057/8288854914_51240c27c9_m.jpg" alt="Alt text" /> <img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8207/8287795071_09b759e122_m.jpg" alt="Alt text" /> <img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8342/8288849364_023948a1a2_m.jpg" alt="Alt text" /> <img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8204/8287789835_e5f83c33e9_m.jpg" alt="Alt text" /> <img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8498/8288860334_ab65ab7971_m.jpg" alt="Alt text" /> <img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8342/8287801529_18caf2bdf9_m.jpg" alt="Alt text" /></p> Wed, 19 Dec 2012 18:59:36 +0000 http://americanbearfilm.com/news/55 http://americanbearfilm.com/news/55 MORE ADORABLE PHOTOS OF CARDS FROM STRANGERS <p><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8494/8287776659_1f7f9a5fcd_m.jpg" alt="Alt text" /> <img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8059/8287767595_e558ef37b5_m.jpg" alt="Alt text" /> <img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8345/8287767095_d258e34829_m.jpg" alt="Alt text" /></p> <p><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8061/8288836164_7cb63f1c2b_m.jpg" alt="Alt text" /></p> <p><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8350/8288836932_83f22df371_m.jpg" alt="Alt text" /> <img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8205/8288836536_77b0b653ec_m.jpg" alt="Alt text" /> <img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8075/8287778073_6df1a72863_m.jpg" alt="Alt text" /> <img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8215/8288837154_0b6504b24a_m.jpg" alt="Alt text" /></p> <p><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8197/8287778735_fa1e5230c8_m.jpg" alt="Alt text" /></p> <p><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8213/8287779893_6d161b4055_m.jpg" alt="Alt text" /> <img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8057/8288839994_12c7a43415_m.jpg" alt="Alt text" /></p> <p><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8215/8287782065_1e5e525c70_m.jpg" alt="Alt text" /> <img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8078/8287782585_3125970f64_m.jpg" alt="Alt text" /></p> <p><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8079/8287781791_d76624250b_m.jpg" alt="Alt text" /> <img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8068/8288843170_069c7a7499_m.jpg" alt="Alt text" /></p> <p><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8070/8288842440_46c416bd6c_m.jpg" alt="Alt text" /></p> <p><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8495/8287783403_9f1f85b753_m.jpg" alt="Alt text" /></p> <p><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8357/8287785263_52b8b118c3_m.jpg" alt="Alt text" /> <img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8352/8288843924_feef456b65_m.jpg" alt="Alt text" /></p> Wed, 19 Dec 2012 19:26:40 +0000 http://americanbearfilm.com/news/56 http://americanbearfilm.com/news/56 Final Sound Mix <p>Sarah and Greg are headed to NYC this weekend to work on the final sound mix for American Bear!</p> <p>It's been such a long but fulfilling process and it's so crazy how far we've come. With the film picture-locked and only the finishing touches left, we are incredibly close to having the final version of the film ready to go! We have gone through so much throughout the editing process and we finally feel as though we are doing justice to the amazing stories you all have inspired.</p> <p>Thank you so much for your amazing support so far. It is so motivating for us to experience how American Bear has gone from a social experiment to what can only be adequately described as a small movement that continues to inspire acts of kindness across the country. We have seen American Bear evolve to represent a connectedness to the amazing people across the country promoting kindness and a selfless way of thinking about how we belong and the spaces we fill in society. And it's all because of you.</p> <p>After the sound mix is complete, we will begin a new phase in the American Bear movement, with so many exciting opportunities for us on the horizon. We ask for your continued support because this next phase needs you just as much as the previous phase did. We hope that you will enjoy continuing on this journey with us!</p> <p>Stay tuned for updates on the completion of the sound mix and a completed, ready-for-viewing American Bear film!</p> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 02:08:37 +0000 http://americanbearfilm.com/news/57 http://americanbearfilm.com/news/57 Letters From Fifth Graders <p>Recently American Bear visited fifth graders to speak with them about the American Bear mission and kindness to strangers. Here is what they had to say!</p> <p><img src="http://24.media.tumblr.com/adf3b4e5d66d7e9abd2f84e01aa95228/tumblr_mia8tsKbxo1qfkc1eo1_500.jpg" alt="Alt text" /> <img src="http://25.media.tumblr.com/35394d3b9fd52b9b0e49662d025785ce/tumblr_mia8tsKbxo1qfkc1eo2_250.jpg" alt="Alt text" /> <img src="http://25.media.tumblr.com/9a9005c2f7eafc5ffdd3ff0b08c5560b/tumblr_mia8tsKbxo1qfkc1eo3_250.jpg" alt="Alt text" /> <img src="http://24.media.tumblr.com/c060453724d576afeae79d1fd69bf607/tumblr_mia8tsKbxo1qfkc1eo4_250.jpg" alt="Alt text" /> <img src="http://25.media.tumblr.com/054652c5464cbf9914941463c8af8d8a/tumblr_mia8tsKbxo1qfkc1eo5_250.jpg" alt="Alt text" /> <img src="http://24.media.tumblr.com/3ba87cbebc8ed9b91369a3d638e630df/tumblr_mia8tsKbxo1qfkc1eo6_250.jpg" alt="Alt text" /> <img src="http://24.media.tumblr.com/14dca920244364e8798d62b104deefd1/tumblr_mia8tsKbxo1qfkc1eo7_250.jpg" alt="Alt text" /> <img src="http://25.media.tumblr.com/cc02bfa3df6123d6da96994f068cf6cb/tumblr_mia8sdC1AA1qfkc1eo1_500.jpg" alt="Alt text" /> <img src="http://24.media.tumblr.com/a68247cccce4fcadc0cd338789288988/tumblr_mia8sdC1AA1qfkc1eo2_250.jpg" alt="Alt text" /> <img src="http://24.media.tumblr.com/baa4fe2ce2801e953c7b9181fd6543c4/tumblr_mia8sdC1AA1qfkc1eo3_250.jpg" alt="Alt text" /> <img src="http://24.media.tumblr.com/011543397a98dfb60069ee0ac3da7f80/tumblr_mia8sdC1AA1qfkc1eo4_250.jpg" alt="Alt text" /> <img src="http://24.media.tumblr.com/5c704e7969cafede8e87f3e02b7c1950/tumblr_mia8sdC1AA1qfkc1eo5_250.jpg" alt="Alt text" /> <img src="http://25.media.tumblr.com/cf083adef1343e806e51573ff25c35da/tumblr_mia8sdC1AA1qfkc1eo6_250.jpg" alt="Alt text" /> <img src="http://25.media.tumblr.com/6a54422c4cf430e137f8ead7b5d46b04/tumblr_mia8sdC1AA1qfkc1eo7_250.jpg" alt="Alt text" /> <img src="http://25.media.tumblr.com/79aab6232d137b81ca46e777abf9fe1c/tumblr_mia8sdC1AA1qfkc1eo8_250.jpg" alt="Alt text" /> <img src="http://24.media.tumblr.com/97b754349f000e42ccdab577d0be7969/tumblr_mia8sdC1AA1qfkc1eo9_250.jpg" alt="Alt text" /> <img src="http://25.media.tumblr.com/82b338bc3c5956d4dc59619fe94a5028/tumblr_mia8sdC1AA1qfkc1eo10_250.jpg" alt="Alt text" /> <img src="http://25.media.tumblr.com/8779a5eebdabf34298e0e283aead2017/tumblr_mia8qcxwsx1qfkc1eo1_500.jpg" alt="Alt text" /> <img src="http://24.media.tumblr.com/54a6988a4c4254df8c047e0384b99474/tumblr_mia8qcxwsx1qfkc1eo2_250.jpg" alt="Alt text" /> <img src="http://25.media.tumblr.com/4d1c9345a77009e725634fd52fa5899c/tumblr_mia8qcxwsx1qfkc1eo3_250.jpg" alt="Alt text" /> <img src="http://24.media.tumblr.com/00596acd651278f7e06c13902f5344c4/tumblr_mia8qcxwsx1qfkc1eo4_250.jpg" alt="Alt text" /> <img src="http://24.media.tumblr.com/ec744d910ed5bfbb61006a42cfbafe5b/tumblr_mia8qcxwsx1qfkc1eo5_250.jpg" alt="Alt text" /> <img src="http://24.media.tumblr.com/7d96dd0eb8a80c54ca957cc8dc29d6d8/tumblr_mia8qcxwsx1qfkc1eo6_250.jpg" alt="Alt text" /> <img src="http://25.media.tumblr.com/5e1c264d9c8752f3cdfe2aa6c7caec85/tumblr_mia8qcxwsx1qfkc1eo7_250.jpg" alt="Alt text" /> <img src="http://25.media.tumblr.com/d614bc5a1499ea1740511ebb45145f53/tumblr_mia8qcxwsx1qfkc1eo8_250.jpg" alt="Alt text" /> <img src="http://24.media.tumblr.com/4bd1781b92e0ff2b6be5efac5c5a4551/tumblr_mia8qcxwsx1qfkc1eo9_250.jpg" alt="Alt text" /> <img src="http://25.media.tumblr.com/625976707ccad7f501f3f7a79fa5f3ad/tumblr_mia8qcxwsx1qfkc1eo10_250.jpg" alt="Alt text" /> <img src="http://24.media.tumblr.com/38efd711f6e6093bca763e94cc5abe3e/tumblr_mia8gtmX8C1qfkc1eo1_500.jpg" alt="Alt text" /> <img src="http://24.media.tumblr.com/005a3325bb7a9045a69366a019b34e0c/tumblr_mia8gtmX8C1qfkc1eo2_250.jpg" alt="Alt text" /> <img src="http://24.media.tumblr.com/e44f728ea49b46c3df35b39cb3fc66f1/tumblr_mia8gtmX8C1qfkc1eo3_250.jpg" alt="Alt text" /> <img src="http://24.media.tumblr.com/3025c0c775dddd5815c51e3d6d0c09dc/tumblr_mia8ffX39B1qfkc1eo1_500.jpg" alt="Alt text" /> <img src="http://25.media.tumblr.com/f6d0dc43d2fae8797a6f840c58588e94/tumblr_mia8ffX39B1qfkc1eo2_250.jpg" alt="Alt text" /> <img src="http://25.media.tumblr.com/f987864e485c0a15c6b6b555ea8835fd/tumblr_mia8ffX39B1qfkc1eo3_250.jpg" alt="Alt text" /> <img src="http://24.media.tumblr.com/700d73724f1f98f26ae296ee8b6d5588/tumblr_mia8ffX39B1qfkc1eo4_250.jpg" alt="Alt text" /> <img src="http://25.media.tumblr.com/2ffecb32ef44e87bf87642d24d832db8/tumblr_mia8ffX39B1qfkc1eo5_250.jpg" alt="Alt text" /> <img src="http://24.media.tumblr.com/f805456ea90564cd2beb893253580ce3/tumblr_mia8ffX39B1qfkc1eo6_250.jpg" alt="Alt text" /> <img src="http://25.media.tumblr.com/7a9193e80388c22bf4e3bce4d0c578c9/tumblr_mia8ffX39B1qfkc1eo7_250.jpg" alt="Alt text" /> <img src="http://24.media.tumblr.com/611213a85bd09c2eda21e9705457f0dd/tumblr_mia8ffX39B1qfkc1eo8_250.jpg" alt="Alt text" /> <img src="http://25.media.tumblr.com/c1f17fadf315b57390594f0fcdd271cd/tumblr_mia8ffX39B1qfkc1eo9_250.jpg" alt="Alt text" /> <img src="http://24.media.tumblr.com/98115abe9f2634f846a9b188324cb20b/tumblr_mia8ffX39B1qfkc1eo10_250.jpg" alt="Alt text" /> <img src="http://25.media.tumblr.com/21fbe8e91bc57530cc86159f1688a5a7/tumblr_mia8d3Xv3O1qfkc1eo1_500.jpg" alt="Alt text" /> <img src="http://24.media.tumblr.com/bd47a049f85b8ffcf8bc96e62258bc4d/tumblr_mia8d3Xv3O1qfkc1eo2_250.jpg" alt="Alt text" /> <img src="http://24.media.tumblr.com/8393bcbb15c64455a2136b48d87e8377/tumblr_mia8d3Xv3O1qfkc1eo3_250.jpg" alt="Alt text" /> <img src="http://25.media.tumblr.com/e91c50c8d582bb898b63d47e799ba423/tumblr_mia8d3Xv3O1qfkc1eo4_250.jpg" alt="Alt text" /> <img src="http://24.media.tumblr.com/6e74c00e0c58b12cd4fc3f60b6ec2103/tumblr_mia8d3Xv3O1qfkc1eo5_250.jpg" alt="Alt text" /> <img src="http://25.media.tumblr.com/e04bc473e46e854c7d95b87fda3102c5/tumblr_mia8d3Xv3O1qfkc1eo6_250.jpg" alt="Alt text" /> <img src="http://25.media.tumblr.com/2cfa152e6c02ad2dc753d15cee129c3c/tumblr_mia8d3Xv3O1qfkc1eo7_250.jpg" alt="Alt text" /> <img src="http://25.media.tumblr.com/5c8646abe3cca0d1a97cbc437c8d3264/tumblr_mia8d3Xv3O1qfkc1eo8_250.jpg" alt="Alt text" /> <img src="http://25.media.tumblr.com/0f5abf8970fc7533d219be344e0abd06/tumblr_mia8d3Xv3O1qfkc1eo9_250.jpg" alt="Alt text" /> <img src="http://25.media.tumblr.com/3025c0c775dddd5815c51e3d6d0c09dc/tumblr_mia8d3Xv3O1qfkc1eo10_250.jpg" alt="Alt text" /></p> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 22:45:00 +0000 http://americanbearfilm.com/news/59 http://americanbearfilm.com/news/59 Palm Springs Preview Screening <p><img src="http://24.media.tumblr.com/cff3653495e39dedf706b76928cf9c19/tumblr_mkp19318do1r70xq7o1_500.jpg" alt="Alt text" /></p> Wed, 03 Apr 2013 19:23:25 +0000 http://americanbearfilm.com/news/60 http://americanbearfilm.com/news/60 Back to the East Coast <p>We had two incredible screenings in Palm Springs, and received some really beautiful feedback -- it's thrilling and humbling to discover that this film, now finally at the finish line, has the power to fill someone's heart the way we always hoped it could. We were so grateful for the support of the festival and the people who came to check out the film, and reinvigorated by the amazing response! It was also fascinating to learn about which people in the film were most meaningful to people in the audience, and which themes connect with people most profoundly -- it seems like there really is something for everyone, and the conversations that creates are really remarkable.</p> <p>Not to mention that there's nothing quite like seeing your own face fill up a huge theater screen!</p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 03:17:44 +0000 http://americanbearfilm.com/news/61 http://americanbearfilm.com/news/61 Y’all come back now, ya hear! <p>by Jennifer Lewis</p> <p>It’s easy these days to take a cynical and jaded view on the world in which we live. You turn on your television, or open your newspaper, and it’s a steady stream of bad news. Be it bad people, or negative situations; to an extra-terrestrial watching or reading, it would probably seem like we lead a terrible existence. Sometimes acknowledging all this bad can come at the expense of remembering all the good – that’s why I like this project. We should focus on the good a little more.</p> <p>Now I’m not a religious person, but I have always lived my life as a very moral person and tried to do good. Though I don’t believe in a God, I very much believe in angels. Angels to me aren’t the winged ethereal beings you might read about in a bible, nor are they otherworldly in anyway. They don’t have halos, and they don’t wear white. Though they might wear a Bcarbour jacket and a scarf on a cold day. To me, Angels are people, like you or I. They’re usually strangers, and we usually only encounter them for a brief moment in our lives - but they always leave a lasting impression on us. This impression is profound, usually a lesson, hope, or inspiration. Then, before we acknowledge what an effect they’ve had on our lives, they vanish without a trace – as if their work is done. I have been fortunate in my life to encounter such angels. Of all the lessons I have been taught whilst in their company, kindness has always been a reoccurring theme.</p> <p>My story may not seem as extraordinary as some, but at that moment in time it was incredibly special to me. A ‘be there moment’, as my daughter has taught me. Many years ago, in the 70’s, my husband and I left England to <a href="http://www.campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk/travelabroad/worldwide/usa/">travel America</a> for a few months. Initially we stayed with family members who had emigrated to Florida, before buying a caravan and car, with the intention of spending the next few weeks driving through Georgia, South Carolina, North Caroline, and so on, before eventually reaching the bright lights and glamour of New York City. Since it was my first time abroad, I was terribly excited and had spent many weeks planning our trip in advance, making all the necessary travel precautions and preparations to ensure we’d both have the most sensational time. Our sitting room was turned into what looked like an explorer’s study. Maps, guides, and tourist information littered every surface.</p> <p>Our long awaited holiday, or vacation, began without hitch and after a couple of fabulous weeks staying in Florida we were off. Things went wonderfully, that is however until we were driving through the South Carolina countryside and the cheap car we’d bought to tow our <a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/2005/jun/05/unitedstates.camping.observerescapesection">caravan</a> broke down in the middle of nowhere. Back then of course you didn’t have the luxury of mobile phones, and so calling for a mechanic wasn’t the convenience it is today. My husband, a would-be handy man got straight into the bonnet, fruitlessly trying to get the car started again in the blistering heat. A couple of hours had passed, and what began as a wonderful Sunday steadily turned into despair. The road itself wasn’t a busy one, and so for all of that time we didn’t see a soul that could help us. That was until a gentleman came by in his truck, and stopped. Kindly, he asked us if he could help. Himself something of a mechanic, he soon concluded we’d need some work done on our car, and that it would need to go to a garage for repairs. Without hesitation he offered to tow our caravan back to his home where we’d be welcome to camp out on their land for the night, until the next day when the garage was open – when he’d tow our car for us. We were very humbled by the gentleman’s kindness, and it would’ve been more than enough help for us. Of course, fabled ‘Southern hospitality’ it would seem extends to far more.</p> <p>Upon arriving at his quintessential Southern Country style home (complete with rocking chairs on a beautiful porch) and meeting his wonderfully charismatic wife, we were welcomed with open arms. After explaining our situation his wife offered us a glass of wine and then invited us to join them for dinner, without a moment of hesitation. Here was a couple intent on sharing their food, their wine, laughter and stories, with two complete strangers who had just happened to cross their path that day. What could’ve been a trying day had become a memorable time, lasting late into the night – an unexpected meeting turned friendship. I’d never known hospitality or kindness like it. The sheer warmth from these people stayed with me throughout my time in America. We wrote to each other for many years after, the wife and I, until she died in 1993. She always signed her letters with the very same words she waved us off with when our car was fixed and we drove away. A common Southern saying, but one that encompassed her and her husband’s kindness, warmth and spirit – “Ya’ll come back now ya hear!”.</p> <p>It’s funny how a moment or even an evening of kindness can stay with you for so many years. I’ve been fortunate to experience this sort of thing on many occasions and it always reminds me of one thing - to be kind to others myself. You can give such warmth to people’s lives with even the simplest of gestures.</p> <hr /> <p>Jennifer Lewis was born in Montana, but now lives on the East Coast, where she takes her dogs for a walk along the beach in order to get away from her computer</p> <p><a href="http://www.campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk/travelabroad/worldwide/usa/">Travel America</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.quotezone.co.uk/travel-insurance.htm ">Necessary Travel Precautions</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/2005/jun/05/unitedstates.camping.observerescapesection#_methods=onPlusOne%2C_ready%2C_close%2C_open%2C_resizeMe%2C_renderstart%2Concircled%2Conload&id=I2_1365777594136&parent=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.guardian.co.uk&rpctoken=84390498">Our Caravan</a></p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 14:43:49 +0000 http://americanbearfilm.com/your_voice/62 http://americanbearfilm.com/your_voice/62 I am a Kind Stranger because... <p>We were in Palm Springs for the <a href="http://americandocumentaryfilmfestival.com/ai1ec_event/s2013-4/?instance_id=">special preview screening of American Bear</a> and met a ton of Kind Strangers on the way! Here is what they had to say:</p> <p><img src="http://24.media.tumblr.com/4ddcb510ac3ef84cba6893acf85c5b6b/tumblr_mldg51pEMN1so4bb0o1_500.jpg" alt="Alt text" /> <img src="http://25.media.tumblr.com/0e72be2a09e569cc865c658c4361085d/tumblr_mldg99fJ6f1so4bb0o1_500.jpg" alt="Alt text" /> <img src="http://25.media.tumblr.com/6932ed6d3d01e32bcbd0658c3b4df75d/tumblr_mldg99fJ6f1so4bb0o2_500.jpg" alt="Alt text" /> <img src="http://25.media.tumblr.com/3f2225e5c64dade09c7b0f39af644321/tumblr_mldgd41WcF1so4bb0o1_500.jpg" alt="Alt text" /> <img src="http://25.media.tumblr.com/d5e468c29573bfbe86008a613a1292d7/tumblr_mldgd41WcF1so4bb0o2_500.jpg" alt="Alt text" /> <img src="http://25.media.tumblr.com/979d904b54d9ba3480bcedd8258759b0/tumblr_mldgf8b99N1so4bb0o1_500.jpg" alt="Alt text" /> <img src="http://24.media.tumblr.com/8f9a2d3d3af4fab5ea81aff58634859a/tumblr_mldgf8b99N1so4bb0o2_500.jpg" alt="Alt text" /> <img src="http://25.media.tumblr.com/802a942c1303e62e3fb46ec390b04955/tumblr_mldghsOSvv1so4bb0o1_500.jpg" alt="Alt text" /> <img src="http://25.media.tumblr.com/ac277299182ec426d6d17561ddb9123c/tumblr_mldghsOSvv1so4bb0o2_500.jpg" alt="Alt text" /> <img src="http://25.media.tumblr.com/14c12078fff1158efef673ab177207fb/tumblr_mldgivD8lT1so4bb0o1_500.jpg" alt="Alt text" /> <img src="http://24.media.tumblr.com/e133e879de30522c5cd7bd7c480cd98b/tumblr_mldgivD8lT1so4bb0o2_500.jpg" alt="Alt text" /> <img src="http://25.media.tumblr.com/ef6922ac54920fa1e717257b124782d5/tumblr_mldgkjY5iO1so4bb0o1_500.jpg" alt="Alt text" /> <img src="http://24.media.tumblr.com/695a2c168c62ce995c9f883f885f99f1/tumblr_mldgkjY5iO1so4bb0o2_500.jpg" alt="Alt text" /> <img src="http://25.media.tumblr.com/d2205465db74306bce2f8be99994d7b1/tumblr_mldgnlpca31so4bb0o1_500.jpg" alt="Alt text" /> <img src="http://24.media.tumblr.com/195ed1e5d9c08f2dc4f011a3db1997cf/tumblr_mldgnlpca31so4bb0o2_500.jpg" alt="Alt text" /> <img src="http://25.media.tumblr.com/72096e2ca1c72d797ebd3bed0ab97f18/tumblr_mldgt5qB4n1so4bb0o1_500.jpg" alt="Alt text" /> <img src="http://25.media.tumblr.com/a0f85be79c30895dcf669576d7492b92/tumblr_mldgmcmE8n1so4bb0o1_500.jpg" alt="Alt text" /> <img src="http://24.media.tumblr.com/06a32672092b2e2492ab5db3340179f9/tumblr_mldgmcmE8n1so4bb0o2_500.jpg" alt="Alt text" /></p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 15:04:17 +0000 http://americanbearfilm.com/news/62 http://americanbearfilm.com/news/62 When was the last time a stranger surprised you with his or her kindness? When was the last time you helped a stranger? <p>It was the worst time of my life. My relationship with My Guy was in trouble, and I felt it to the core. I continued to blog, but I kept the topics light and fluffy – I couldn’t write about my heartache openly as it was just too personal. I mostly kept the pain to myself, except for the two women, Cecilia and Stacia, to whom I reached out.</p> <p>They were strangers. Well, at least I’ve never met them at the time. They were fellow bloggers, and we’ve been following one another for awhile. I felt like I knew them from blog posts that they often wrote from their heart, and because writing was my preferred medium, I chose to write these virtual strangers about my troubles. They were an enormous help, lending perspective and support, even camaraderie, and I was beyond grateful for their insight and friendship. l still am. But there was someone else. This time, I didn’t reach out to her. She reached out to me.</p> <p>One day, I left a comment on a post that hit close to home, on a blog that I read regularly. I didn’t mention my situation, but because sadness tends to permeate all aspects of our lives, I suppose it must have painted a grey hue on my response.</p> <p>That was when the author of the blog sent me a personal email asking if everything was okay. She, who, for all intents and purposes, was also a stranger to me. She, whose name I didn’t even know as she guards her real identity with a lock and key. She, with whom I’d never had a real conversation outside of our comments on one another’s blogs. I was so moved by her gesture that I felt compelled to open up to her. And I’m glad I did. Because, together with my two blogger friends, our therapist and a book, she was one of the main reasons that my family is still standing here today.</p> <p>With a few years on me, this woman who I only know as Big Little Wolf, offered wisdom and perspective from her own experiences - ones to which I could easily relate because we shared a similar past. Her emails were long and thorough, as if spoken by someone who was sitting right there by my side. And they were always kind. To this day, some of the things she said to me continue to influence how I approach my relationship with My Guy.</p> <p>And you know what the kicker was? She was in the midst of her own crisis when she spent all that time writing me, a mere stranger. She is divorced, raising two sons on her own, and she was going through financial hardship when she decided to ask me if everything was okay on my end. Can you believe that?</p> <p>It’s not often these days that people reach out to strangers and offer their help, especially when they’re in crisis mode themselves. And yet, she did.</p> <p>My family is stronger and happier than we’ve ever been because of the kindness of strangers - bloggers who knew no more of me than the words I chose to put on my page. I don’t think I could ever repay them for what they have done for me, for us.</p> <hr /> <p>Justine is a freelance writer and marketing strategist who works part-time while juggling two girls, two cats, a guy, and a mountain of laundry. Born in Malaysia, she blogs about raising her girls in America at Here Where I Have Landed. You can also follow her on Twitter, <a href="https://twitter.com/ihavelanded">@IHaveLanded</a> or via <a href="https://www.facebook.com/HereWhereIHaveLanded"">Facebook</a></p> Sat, 18 May 2013 14:52:32 +0000 http://americanbearfilm.com/your_voice/63 http://americanbearfilm.com/your_voice/63 Mission: Kindness! <p>Monday, July 29, 2013 6:00pm until 9:00pm</p> <p>Kindness - Adventure - Travel - Fun - Bravery.</p> <p>MISSION: KINDNESS is a one-of-a-kind launch party extravaganza for the film American Bear: An Adventure in the Kindness of Strangers, and all of our art-based community initiatives.</p> <p>Travel through our different stations and join more kind strangers in experiencing each part of the American Bear project!</p> <p>The event will showcase: 1- Our KINDNESS KITstallation: an interactive art exhibit showcasing the photos taken by our Kindness Captured participants, featuring take-home missions!</p> <p>2- The Energy Exchange: a give what you can, take what you need, exchange of all things intangible.</p> <p>3- Share The Road: an interactive map of our personal geographies.</p> <p>4- Storybooth: share your story of kindness through photos, video, or audio storytelling a la www.iamakindstranger.com.</p> <p>5- Crafty Cards for Strangers: a family-focused crafting station to write letters to friends you have yet to meet.</p> <blockquote><blockquote><blockquote><p>Plus a sneak preview of the film, an awesome raffle, and a few other amazing surprises.</p></blockquote></blockquote></blockquote> <p>Indulge in sweet treats baked from scratch, and home-made chips, salsa and guac generously provided by The Mission.</p> <p>Entrance is free, but this is a fundraiser, so bring what you can. We'll be accepting cash, credit cards, and checks for our raffle, and all funds go towards getting the film out to the world (through film fest submissions in the immediate future) and putting on more kindness events in Syracuse and beyond!</p> <p>7:15pm: Sneak Peek Film Preview 8:15pm: Raffle</p> Thu, 04 Jul 2013 00:42:25 +0000 http://americanbearfilm.com/news/63 http://americanbearfilm.com/news/63 July Kindness <p><img src="http://24.media.tumblr.com/710a353b6867227ff1acd528e4e21dce/tumblr_mpdzh7Uf7c1royleko1_500.jpg" alt="Alt text" /></p> Thu, 04 Jul 2013 00:47:16 +0000 http://americanbearfilm.com/news/64 http://americanbearfilm.com/news/64 Images From Mission Kindness! <p><img src="http://31.media.tumblr.com/56581dd20ea3481cceb2a18eb71c987d/tumblr_mr9mmhPOzC1r70xq7o1_500.jpg" alt="Alt text" /></p> <p>I am a kind stranger because they are just friends you haven't met yet.</p> <p><img src="http://24.media.tumblr.com/0a26010f2417f1f7851c13b918900a6a/tumblr_mr9mqkO47D1r70xq7o1_500.jpg" alt="Alt text" /></p> <p>I am a kind stranger because I make eye contact with everyone on purpose.</p> <p><img src="http://31.media.tumblr.com/b3a78736279bb2d401f493bca2cfdd7c/tumblr_mr9mydnzdW1r70xq7o1_500.jpg" alt="Alt text" /></p> <p>I am a kind stranger because I remembered that an old woman lived in a building and ran in to get her when it was on fire.</p> Sat, 17 Aug 2013 20:46:00 +0000 http://americanbearfilm.com/news/65 http://americanbearfilm.com/news/65 Sarah and Greg Are Engaged! <p><img src="http://25.media.tumblr.com/1995f866ddcee64459b131e6fb975e5c/tumblr_mw4fq8z6iu1sk0sy0o1_1280.jpg" alt="Alt text" /></p> <p>We are thrilled to announce that the American Bears got engaged on October 26, 2013 after four and a half years together. 2014 is shaping up to be their biggest year yet, with the film reaching audiences through screenings and eventually online distribution, and now a wedding to boot!</p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 22:53:29 +0000 http://americanbearfilm.com/news/66 http://americanbearfilm.com/news/66 Kindness Events Turned Into Art Exhibit <p>We're part of an exhibit at <a href="http://601tully.syr.edu/2014/01/getting-to-know-you/0">601 Tully</a>, a community art center in Syracuse, NY. We've joined three other artists from across the country to feature pieces that bring people together and create community in the digital age. Our interactive Kindness Dresser from last summer's Mission: Kindness event has been keeping visitors intrigued, and our Storybooth installation encourages two strangers to take a seat and get into some fun questions about each other.</p> <p>We're looking forward to finishing up the exhibition experience with a special screening of "The Friendliest Town In Idaho," our short film about one special day of our journey!</p> <p><img src="data:image/png;base64,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" alt="Alt text" /></p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 02:50:20 +0000 http://americanbearfilm.com/news/67 http://americanbearfilm.com/news/67 A Simpler, Sleeker Newsletter <p>Check out our <a href="http://us2.campaign-archive2.com/?u=844aee82b0e01d293f88a3df3&amp;id=0a6768b68b">recent updates</a>, and make sure to sign up for our newsletter on the home page!</p> Sat, 22 Mar 2014 21:22:42 +0000 http://americanbearfilm.com/news/68 http://americanbearfilm.com/news/68 We Are Hitting the Road Again! <p>Fall 2014: American Bear visits colleges, high schools, and community organizations around the country.</p> <p><a href="http://us2.campaign-archive2.com/?u=844aee82b0e01d293f88a3df3&amp;id=401e400822&amp;e=162321c353">NEWSLETTER</a> + <a href="http://www.mediafire.com/view/m114xq7y380suw6/American_Bear_Info_Packet.pdf_(beardocumentary@gmail.com">INFO PACKET</a> = Full Info</p> <h1>beartour14</h1> Fri, 23 May 2014 21:23:13 +0000 http://americanbearfilm.com/news/69 http://americanbearfilm.com/news/69 #BEARTOUR14 The Full-Time Experience <p>With conversations started in NY, CO, SD, CA, ME, TX, and more, American Bear is getting ready to go bigger and further than ever before.</p> <p>At the end of June, Sarah and Greg head out of Syracuse, NY to begin their new adventure. First stop: home to Greg's family in NJ for several weeks of organizing events and ordering merchandise (DVDs, stickers, postcards, water bottles, t-shirts, more?).</p> <p>"O public road, I say back I am not afraid to leave you, yet I love you, you express me better than I can express myself." - Walt Whitman <img src="https://scontent-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/t1.0-9/10150724_10202267715517715_5164230293295591436_n.jpg" alt="Alt text" /></p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 20:40:52 +0000 http://americanbearfilm.com/news/70 http://americanbearfilm.com/news/70 Summer @ Syracuse University Screening <p>We've officially moved from Syracuse -- but some great news has made it less sad than we expected! We are thrilled to announce that we'll be screening American Bear at Syracuse University with the Syracuse University Summer College program! The movie and Q&amp;A are free and open to the entire SU community!</p> <p>Thursday July 17 / 7pm / SU Life Sciences 001</p> <p>We can't wait to be back! #beartour14 #summeredition <img src="https://scontent-b-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/t1.0-9/10502202_770144523016355_3713637519562244696_n.jpg" alt="Alt text" /></p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 13:33:53 +0000 http://americanbearfilm.com/news/71 http://americanbearfilm.com/news/71 New Website Coming Soon! <p>We've had a wonderful run here -- but we're working on a new layout with a lot of great info for our upcoming screening tour. Stay tuned -- we'll still be at americanbearfilm.com, so next time you visit you may be in for some exciting changes!</p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 17:14:51 +0000 http://americanbearfilm.com/news/72 http://americanbearfilm.com/news/72