Kindness Replaces Some Of The Madness In March

A whole new language arises during the month of March in the house of a college basketball coach. We use words like “seed” and “bracket” in daily conversation, but even more curious, in my house at least, is the way my husband begins to use the word, “March.” In the midst of a tight game…
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‘Neighbors’ Columnist Gets Well-Deserved Kindness

I am about to rat out my fellow columnist. In a good way, of course. Bob Lind has been writing the Neighbors column in the Fargo Forum since before I was born. Just kidding. But he has been writing it for quite a while, right around 20 years in fact. His words introduce us to…
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New Netflix Series Sparks Ideas For Kindness

A strange thing is happening. The kids are fed, the dishes are done (sort of) and the couch begins calling my name. Actually, it’s not the couch that’s drawing me in, it’s the television. Ahhh, Netflix. I’ve always admired the beauty of being able to watch what you want when you want it, but at…
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Well-Timed Letter Reminds Me To Look For Kindness

I went to visit my father recently. He had a stroke about 9 months ago and is now a permanent resident in an assisted living facility. He hasn’t yet regained the use of the right side of his body, so he relies heavily on my step-mom and his nurses to tend to his every need.…
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Dealing With Difficult People Is Easier With Kindness

Remember the old National Enquirer magazine commercials? “Inquiring minds want to know. I want to know.” I talk about the health benefits of giving and how awkward situations can be smoothed out with kindness, but the more opportunities I have to speak in public and get immediate feedback from those messages, the more I realize…
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