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Your New Year For Others

With so many people focusing on things they’d like to improve and achieve this year I would like to suggest something a bit different for your 2015. As you think about your goals, think also, about setting goals that are focused on helping others achieve their hopes and dreams.  Perhaps you have a personal goal of reading one new fiction …

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Think Kindness Challenge: Holiday kindness to letter carriers and sanitation engineers

My Mom is one of the most thoughtful people I know, and it certainly extends to Christmas. She begins baking weeks ahead, preparing special goodies for family, friends, neighbors, as well as her letter carrier and sanitation engineers. She’d leave prettily wrapped packages in the mailbox for our letter carrier. A stay-at-home Mom, she would watch carefully on garbage day, …

30-Day Kindness Challenge

With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, it’s almost time for people across the country to begin the daily practice of gratitude. This year I’m taking a different approach – one that I think will inspire a deeper sense of gratitude while also helping me develop a stronger kindness practice throughout the year. I’m calling it the 30-Day Kindness Challenge. The 30-Day Kindness …

Kindness is Contagious: Ideas for Teachers and the Rest of Us

Kindness is contagious.  You see it all around with an act of kindness spreading at a coffee shop or with children on a mission for random acts of kindness at school.  People like to be seen as good people.  We like to feel like a good person.  And very little can make us feel as good as performing acts of …

What I Expect of My Children

I truly believe that we are put on this earth to be kind to others.  When I became familiar with Think Kindness through Brian William’s TedEx speech, I knew I wanted to support this cause.  Kindness, and the mission of Think Kindness has meant so much to me that I even joined the board of directors of this charity. That …