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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A Free Lunch Fills A Belly And A Soul

When we talk about feeding the hungry, we usually talk about feeding people who literally don’t have enough to eat. There are kids in my area who grab a bag of chips from the convenience store because it’s cheaper than buying a sandwich and an apple. It’s also cheaper than paying for the school lunch…
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Kindness Helps Us Do What We Couldn’t Do On Our Own

If I were left to my own devices, there is no way you would be reading this kindness column right now. I know nothing about printing a newspaper or scheduling delivery routes. I know even less about how the internet works and how to get the newspaper on a home computer. The only way I’m…
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