Kindness Is Found In Giving To Others

My friend, Tania, has been going through a whirlwind year of transition. One year ago, she sold her dream house, the one she had designed, built and lovingly decorated eight years prior. She and her husband felt a call on their lives to downsize. Even with two kids still in the house, they knew it…
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Stop Wondering – Your Kindness Does Matter

Does what I do matter? Have you ever thought that to yourself? Perhaps you’ve been in the checkout lane when the cashier asks if you’d like to donate a dollar to end world hunger. Or maybe you’ve dropped off old towels and blankets so they could be sent to some area of devastation overseas. Most…
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Let’s Turn Black Friday Into RAK Friday

In my family, instead of Thanksgiving turkey, we pull out of the all-holiday ham. We will continue pulling it out for leftovers for the next week, starting today: RAK Friday. Oh, I’m sorry. Did you think it was called Black Friday? Nah, that’s so 1990s. You know, when people loved standing in line overnight to…
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Kindness Works As A Trifecta

I have written more than 300 stories for this column, but I’d have many more to share if it weren’t for one tiny phrase that keeps repeating itself in a variety of forms. “I don’t want to toot my own horn.” “I hate to brag.” “If I get my rewards on Earth, I won’t get…
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With Kindness, We Can Do Hard Things

My daughter wants me to run a half-marathon with her. Not just any race, she wants to run the Walt Disney World half marathon. I suppose since she’s 13, she will want me to pay for it too. It all sounds a little goofy to me. (I’m sorry. I just couldn’t resist.) I told her…
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