As a provider of news for the lakeshore we know all too well how much positivity is overshadowed by negativity. Negative thoughts and actions are far too easy to find. It’s the positive things that happen in our community that we really have to dig for. We value all the people on the lakeshore that contribute to making this a great place to live! “Community Kindness” is a place where you can recognize those in the community that are spreading positivity and kindness. Spread the word! Good news and good people are out there. No matter how big or small! We want to hear about it. Whether it’s a neighbor mowing your lawn, a group or individual working to make our town the best it can be, or just a stranger who took the time to talk with you one morning in the coffee line. Share the kindness that happens everyday!
Last Saturday night my wife and I went out for dinner at H & C Elbow Room in Manitowoc. Following our meal and shortly after receiving the check, we were informed by the waitress that an acquaintance of ours had paid for the bill (totaling over $30.00). Very cool!
It has been incredible to see the slow shift in how people are viewing mental illness around here. Suicide is a major problem, and it looks like the stigma is starting to lift. There isn’t one specific incident I can point to, but I see a lot of people opening up about it on Facebook, and in general conversation. Keep it up Lakeshore!
Jacob S., Manitowoc
Last winter was our first winter in our new home. With all of the other expenses a new home brings, my fiancé and I did not own a snowblower yet. After the first snowfall we were hard at it shoveling all the snow! Our next door neighbor who we hadn’t met yet came over with his snow blower and finished our sidewalk and driveway! He definitely helped us out. We payed him back with a pound of venison bacon which he was very excited about. Throughout the rest of the winter (we finally bought a snowblower) whoever got out there first just took care of the other neighbors sidewalk. Between us and our other neighbor to the left, winter snow blowing wasn’t bad at all and we made new friends!
Kristin K., Manitowoc
Thank you to CrossRoads Community Church, Wilson Jr High and every one who sacrificed their time and gave from their heart to the children of this community during the four evenings Wize’n Up. I was blessed to witness tears of separation of leaving mom turn to squeals of excitement as they participated in a few hours of fun-filled activities to hopefully, stay in their hearts for a lifetime. These young lives face challenges on a daily basis we may have no knowledge of. To plant the seeds that they are loved unconditionally, they are unique, they have purpose and value in a world that can strip those truths from their heart was a joy to experience. To God be Glory, great things He has done!
Jenny K., Manitowoc
I was recently at a local festival and it was very hot – in the 90’s. A stranger bought my sister and I bottles of water. Such a nice random gesture and it meant a lot.
I was walking out of Aldi and saw a young lady walk over to an elderly couple and offer to help them put their groceries in their car. She also returned the cart for them and even the quarter! Great to see strangers helping make people’s lives a little easier!
Kristin A., Manitowoc
I would like to acknowledge my neighbors, Wayne and Mary Sue Theilen. Throughout the years of snow storms, autumn leaves and summer grass and weeds I find it hard to keep up with, they surprise me all the time with plowed snow, mowed grass, edging and raked leaves. They are my angels that look out for everyday!