Kindness Through Quiet Bags And Batman Bandaids

I’m afraid I’ve forgotten what it’s like to have small children. How is that even possible? My kids are 12, 11 and 6. It’s not like they’re adults. They are definitely still in need of guidance and discipline, but life is a whole lot different (dare I say easier?) than when they were toddlers. I…
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Be The Good

What do you want to be when you grow up? I sure hope you’re not one of those people who thinks they are already too old to decide. Isn’t that what the new year is for? New beginnings? I see the commercials on TV telling me I should be skinny or try a new exercise…
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Teacher Creates Classroom Of Givers

My friend was telling me a story about her son who is a freshman in college. He noticed a peer consistently walking to class without a coat. So he gave him his own. No fanfare. No conversation or touching exchange of words as the coat was quietly laid on his desk. Just an offering that…
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Our Book Is Ready

I’m rocking back and forth, tossing actually, like a woman on a boat bracing herself before the next wave sends the entire contents shifting across the deck. There is a storm happening in my head. I know I’m blowing it out of proportion. It’s really not that big of a deal. It’s just that I’ve…
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Kindness Helps Us See More Clearly

You know what I love about this time of year? The Hallmark Channel. I can sit for hours watching cheesy holiday movies. They usually involve some small town charm and an act of kindness that probably wouldn’t ever happen in real life. Or maybe it would. This story from Teresa Braaten of Wyndmere, ND reminds…
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