Broken Back Leads To Many Acts Of Kindness

I love the way people look at me when I mention all the blessings that we experienced during my bout with breast cancer this past summer. The love I felt from friends, strangers and even my own family far surpassed any act of kindness I had ever previously experienced. I know this is a bold…
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Miles And Miles Of Kindness

There are certain things that will never be on my bucket list. Skydiving. Every person I’ve ever known who has done it loves it. I’m not buying. Alligator wrestling. I’ve never met anyone who has done this, and there is probably a reason. Finishing (or starting) an Ironman race. That’s where you swim a lot,…
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Be A Silver Lining

A friend gave me a beautiful bracelet engraved with an interesting phrase. It says, “Be a silver lining.” Not “Be the silver lining,” but “Be a silver lining.” I love that. It takes the pressure off when you realize you don’t have to be all things to all people, but rather just do what you…
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Let Down Your Guard For Kindness

A man knocked on my door during the last snowstorm. It was 8 o’clock at night and I was home alone with the kids. We were all snuggled on the couch in our jammies waiting for bedtime when I heard the dog begin to bark ferociously, followed by the sound of knocking. I looked at…
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Mom and child in waiting room

Choose To React With Kindness

Moments of crisis require a decision: Will we hold our tongue and act with grace toward those around us, or will we allow our angst to overtake our mouth and spew out the fear that certainly feels like a natural reaction in times of trouble? If you were in the emergency room with your child,…
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