Mom Uses Kindness To Teach About Differences

Taryn Skees is a mom just like me. She’s a writer and a speaker who is passionate about the power of kindness. But Taryn’s drive to spread the message of kindness didn’t come from a spontaneous act of kindness that transformed her life. It came from the birth of her son. Taryn’s 9-year-old son, Aiden,…
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A Question Of Kindness Or Citizenship?

Last week I posed a question that had come across my desk from a Fargo mail carrier. He asked, “Where does citizenship end and kindness begin?” His job often puts him in positions where he feels compelled to help. A lost cell phone, a wandering child or an emergency that requires a call to 911.…
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Deliver Kindness By Going The Extra Mile

You know what I just realized? I do not know the name of the woman who delivers my mail. Usually my mail carrier just leaves the letters in the box by the road and eventually I wander out and collect them. But every few months, she pulls her truck into my driveway and hops out…
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Kindness Heals, One Bead At A Time

Children’s hearts are precious. They love big, forgive quickly and are incredible readers of the emotions around them. Sort of like a magnet, they attract the feelings of others and wear them as their own. Sometimes that’s good and sometimes that’s bad. It can be bad when it locks up the mind in fear and…
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Little Black Dresses Bring Joy During Trials

The hardest thing to do when I’m feeling down is the one thing I know will help me feel better. It’s not exercise or sleep or eating healthier meals. It’s kindness. I know when I’m at my worst, I have to get my eyes off myself and put them squarely on the needs of others.…
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