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Removing The Black Dot Makes Room For Kindness

One day, a professor presented his pupils with a pop quiz. As the students filed into the classroom, they saw a piece of paper on each desk, face down. When everyone was seated, the professor told them to turn over the papers. To everyone’s surprise, there were no questions, just a black dot in the…
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Start Saying Yes To Kindness

I want to share a story with you, and then I want to share a story with you. The way they work together in one woman’s life is breathtaking and contains a lesson for all of us. Here’s story No. 1, which is contained in this letter I got from a woman named Tammy Guffey.…
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The Charming Effects Of Kindness

About six years ago, I met a woman who changed my life. Her name is Cris Linnares and just for the record, she happens to be married to the man who publishes this column. I didn’t know that when I met her. I just knew she had an infectious personality and a heart for God…
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Where Does Kindness End?

I’m just the lady who writes about kindness. That’s it. I’m not a social worker, educator or social activist. Yet, I’m often called to help in situations in which I feel totally helpless. I was in school the other day when I spotted a kindergartner walking through the breakfast line. She saw me and her…
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Calming Anxiety With Kindness

We’re coming upon a season of great celebration. My mailbox is full of pictures of fresh young faces excited to begin a new chapter of life. You can see by the twinkle in their eyes that they are looking forward to saying goodbye to cafeteria lunches and study halls. Parents are frantically sweeping out garages…
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