Our latest mission was one we had to keep under our capes because it was a total surprise, and with all the press we have been getting lately it was hard to do. The Superheroes pulled it off though!! December 15th was the 1st “Birthday” of the original Superheroes of Kindness in Montana, so we decided to wish the creator, Kristal Burns, a Happy Birthday. I had set up a skype session with Kristal to see how things were going and to thank her myself for all she has done; that is when my Superheroes came in. Much to her surprise, and I must admit a little surprise to my Superheroes, we made it a group chat. It took awhile for the Superheroes to realize the person on the screen was real and they could talk with her and she could talk with them. After the initial shock was over we had a little fun.
The first thing we did was sing her Happy Birthday. Kristal was so amazed with the singing skills and she had heard a lot of good things about how well they sang she requested another song. So per her request we then sang We Wish You A Merry Christmas, which was also done very well. After singing came the question and answer period. We learned a lot about Kristal as did she about each of the Superheroes. As an added bonus each of the Superheroes got an opportunity to introduce themselves to Kristal and give her their own hello. After the introductions Kristal had a couple special requests for the Superheroes. The first was to see all the Superheroes’ capes in all of their glory which was easily done. The second was much more difficult and must say only a Superhero could pull it off. The Superheroes pulled off the first high five from Missouri to Montana it was to put it quite honestly AWESOME!!
Overall the mission was a total success and Kristal was totally surprised and I hope that we made her day. Without her and her Superheroes, our group would not exist. So this mission was very special to me and I hope that we get to do this for many more years to come. So once again HAPPY BIRTHDAY SUPERHEROES and keep spreading the kindness, and a HUGE THANK YOU to Kristal for creating the group we have all come to love!!
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. ~Leo Buscaglia