Kindness Changes The Way You See

One of the great lessons cancer taught me was the importance of getting my thought-life in order. There are way too many things in this world that could go wrong. If we allow ourselves to think whatever thought pops into our heads, we risk being dragged into a black hole of despair. But how do…
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Pizza Pizza Served With A Side Of Kindness

“Whoa! People work this early in the morning?” That was my first-grade son’s reaction as we passed a garbage truck recently at 5:30 a.m. We were heading out on a family vacation. The men in the truck were hustling in the rain to pick up bin after bin of trash. “Yes. And I’m grateful they…
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Starstruck Kid Finds Kindness At The Dinner Table

Every once in awhile, Saul and I play “Who would you most like to have dinner with?” Jimmy Buffett is high on Saul’s list. Mother Teresa is high on mine. I imagine we’re both out of luck. A little boy in Fargo will long remember a recent meal he got to share thanks to a…
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Kindness Fills Memory Of Flood Survivor

Twenty years ago this month, people along the Red River in Minnesota, North Dakota and Southern Manitoba experienced the worst flood of the area since 1826. Homes and businesses were destroyed. Lives were swept up in a torrent of emotional and financial ruin. An entire geographic area was collectively exhausted. Yet, when the river finally…
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Returning To The Place I Found Kindness

At this very moment, if all has gone well, I am on an airplane with my three children heading back to Fargo. It was the kindness of an event planner who first gave the idea wings, and the kindness of many other community members who made it take flight. Saul and I lived in Fargo…
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