Thane Maynard is our Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens’ director. He is also an ambassador for animals and a fun personality seen on many television shows. Tricia Macke from FOX19 sat down with him for a behind-the-scenes look at Thane’s life.
If you want to truly be inspired…spend an evening surrounded by young people who are making a difference in this world in their own very personal way. This was the 15th year that the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati celebrated teen role models for caring, respect, honesty and responsibility. It was such an honor for me to work with them and get to know them in writing their bios and working on the publicity. A special thank you to FOX19, who I got to partner with us in promoting it. Each day the week leading up to the event Tracey Johnson (who emceed the event) interviewed honorees on her Morning Xtra show.
One of Tracey Johnson’s interview with YMCA Character Award honorees
Kimberly Holmes Wiggins of FOX19 did a beautiful story last night that is a reminder to us all about the power of our words and actions. The story was about ‘saying something nice’. You can see in her package the difference between the reaction she received from people downtown and students on the University of Cincinnati campus. It gives you food for thought, that’s for sure. Why do you think there was such a difference?
One thing is for certain, you can see how much fun it is for not just the person saying something nice but for those around to hear the words also.
Spreading good things and kindness is so simple. A positive word, a smile. That is all it takes to brighten someone else’s world. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could all consciously be mindful to look to find the strengths and gifts of everyone with whom we know or meet?
We CAN. It begins with ME and YOU. Let’s get it started!
(Please click on photo to view Kim’s story on FOX19)
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The Good Things Pledge is simply a reminder of the power you’ve already got within yourself to see the good and make a positive contribution. Everyone who officially takes the Pledge and gives me their information will receive a personalized certificate. Just visit the Good Things Pledge page on this blog.