Kindness Crosses A Variety Of Comfort Zones

I’m a pretty outgoing person. There are certainly things that heighten my anxiety, but talking to strangers isn’t one of them. I have to remember that just because my comfort zone covers a four ZIP code-area, not everyone is wired the same way. For some people, making eye contact and sending out a genuine smile…
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One Kind Compliment Changes The Evening

Twenty-one years ago, I met a woman with a beautiful face and an even more beautiful spirit. Her name was Kelly Roarke and she was Miss Rhode Island 1997. I was Miss Wisconsin at the time and we became friends on the stage of the Miss America pageant. I haven’t heard from Kelly in years.…
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Kindness Is The Real Showstopper At The Circus

Saul and I were young parents when the circus came to town. Only two of our three children had been born, and with both of them under the age of 5, it felt like we were living in a circus. Or at the very least, a zoo. We hiked the steps to our seats in…
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Kindness Comforts While Dog Find His Way Home

My dog is lying upside down right now on an oversized chair in my home office. It’s ridiculous to look over and see this 70-pound goldendoodle beast all sprawled out like she owns the place. She does this almost every morning, and it always makes me smile. I never get tired of my constant companion.…
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Mother’s Kindness Ripples Far

There is a woman in my town who does a lot of good. I mean A LOT. She and her husband have been blessed with a successful local business, and they are constantly pouring into the community. The thing is, they do it so quietly, unless you’re really paying attention and perhaps digging a little,…
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