Kindness Is The Most Important Muscle

I didn’t think time travel was possible until I was sitting at a track meet the other night. It was my daughter’s very first meet. I thought it would be my very first meet too. I was told ahead of time that it would be a test of endurance — not for the student athletes,…
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Teacher’s Letter Home Shows Great Kindness

My friend who is a teacher showed me a very funny poster. It has pictures of two owls. One owl is looking wise and well-tailored in his round glasses and cap. The other owl looks like a deranged lunatic with a torn shirt and frayed feathers. The caption on the poster says, “Teachers at the…
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Everything Changes When Kindness Enters The Room

How is it that things can look so drastically different based on our ever-changing outlook? Like the little park bench that’s tucked along a pebble path and surrounded by colorful blossoms. It looks so quaint and inviting, until that becomes the place where your boyfriend chooses to dump you. Then it looks rusty and worn…
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Kindness Replaces Some Of The Madness In March

A whole new language arises during the month of March in the house of a college basketball coach. We use words like “seed” and “bracket” in daily conversation, but even more curious, in my house at least, is the way my husband begins to use the word, “March.” In the midst of a tight game…
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‘Neighbors’ Columnist Gets Well-Deserved Kindness

I am about to rat out my fellow columnist. In a good way, of course. Bob Lind has been writing the Neighbors column in the Fargo Forum since before I was born. Just kidding. But he has been writing it for quite a while, right around 20 years in fact. His words introduce us to…
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