After-School Program Teaches Kids About Kindness

In a little town that doesn’t get much press is a woman who quietly goes about the task of teaching kids. Pamela Wiese is a truancy officer and paraprofessional at a school in Henning, Minn., a town of about 800 people. I have no doubt that she shows great compassion and empathy in the hours…
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Creating Kinder Thinking

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what I’ve been thinking about. I don’t know if this is the case for you, but my mind can follow a squirrel or bright shiny object into the next dimension in no time flat. A friend recently told me she struggles with cooking because of attention deficit disorder.…
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Kindness In A Kidney Donation

What’s the furthest you would go for kindness? Do you even know? Maybe you’ll give your time, but not your money. Maybe you’ll give your money, but not your time. Maybe you’ll give your time and money as long as you don’t have to sacrifice your personal comfort. It’s humbling to realize our limitations, both…
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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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