Kindness Found In Things That Matter Most

Kindness is a tricky thing. Sometimes it comes so naturally: I walk out of my house and feel like smiling at strangers, holding the door for people and leaving a little extra money in the tip jar at the coffee shop. Other days, I wake up wondering why everyone has to be so noisy, why…
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We Can Learn From A Child’s Act Of Kindness

I used to work in the news business. Every day, a team of people, including myself, had the incredible responsibility of choosing which stories should be covered. Some stories were so horrible I had a hard time reading them. But I am ashamed to admit that other stories, like those of war and natural disasters…
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Giving Trumps Getting

At a certain age, women tend to begin complaining about birthdays. They aren’t exactly welcomed holidays like they were when we were 5- or 6-year-olds. I have to tell you, I celebrated my 37th birthday a few weeks ago, and it was the best birthday I think I’ve ever had. I got the best gift…
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Kindness Comes In Time Of Need

My first job was as a television traffic and news reporter for a morning show in Milwaukee. It was 1998, and I was making $18,000 a year. When the job was offered to me, I was ecstatic. I got to be on TV and they were going to PAY ME!? I quickly realized that when…
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A Family’s Lesson On Kindness

School is out for the summer in Fargo, so I feel it’s safe to let you in on a little family drama. My sweet, 6-year-old boy, Charlie, made a really bad decision a few weeks ago. Before you accuse me of throwing him under the bus, believe me, I am only sharing this because the…
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