Kindness Brings Joy In Times Of Pain

They say when it rains, it pours. That can be true in trials, but in my life, I’ve found that it’s also true in kindness. In times of trouble, the smallest act of love is amplified. A note in the mail, a phone call or a text message can go far in lifting someone’s spirits.…
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ThinkGive Challenge Promotes Kindness

When I was a child, my biggest social challenge was learning to speak politely on the phone. I never had to deal with the permanency that seems to accompany every email, text message or Instagram photo sent through the World Wide Web. It would be easier to completely unplug, but since my husband is not…
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Kindness Happens Even At The Ryder Cup

As a basketball coach’s wife, there are certain away games that I’ve learned to watch on television. Sure, they’re within driving distance, but I learned long ago to listen when my husband says “You might not like this one.” It’s not that our team is going to lose. Winning or losing has nothing to do…
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Layers Of Kindness Make A Difference In The Life Of A Man With Down Syndrome

As I opened my email, I really thought the sender was about to share a story of cookie-making kindness. It was early in the morning, and my first pre-coffee thought was, “Oh, how sweet of them.” Then I kept reading. Then I read it again. Then I wrote back and asked her to tell me…
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Using Kindness To Make Up For Lost Time

I’m a sucker for a romantic story. I’ll tell anyone who will listen that I fell in love with my husband when I was in sixth grade. True, he wouldn’t date me until I was 24, but that just adds to the charm. Ever seen “50 First Dates” or “Message in a Bottle”? How about…
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