And Now The Rest Of The Story

Some emails are just too awesome for words. Last Friday, the day my story ran about the woman who left her purse at a Tennessee airport, I got this message: “What a very nice story about Jean Clemens losing her purse and her happy ending. You are a blessing to others by letting them know…
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Stranger’s Kindness Makes Things Right Again

My purse was stolen when I was in college. A few years later, it happened again. Was it my fault? Absolutely. I had been careless both times. The grief I felt came from a sense of being personally violated, but it also stemmed from something larger. I had believed in my heart that people were…
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Gratitude Paves The Way For Healing

It’s humbling to realize that while I was sitting on the living room floor watching my kids tear into the colorful assortment of presents under the Christmas tree, other lives were unfolding simultaneously in ways much different than mine. Jayne Holtgrewe of Moorhead spent her day nursing her husband back to health after he experienced…
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The Conclusion Of A Christmas Kindness Story

Last week, I shared part one of the story of a single mom struggling to make ends meet with her teenage son. It’s the backdrop of pain in our lives that gives our joy such brilliance. And often, it’s receiving an act of kindness at just the right time that spurs us to do the…
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A Christmas Kindness Story, Part 1

It’s our stories that build the color into our lives. Yes, there is often pain as they are being written, but without that pain we wouldn’t know real joy. I want to spend this week and next sharing the story of a mom and her teenage son, and the beauty that unfolded when one act…
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