Hit the Road with Kindness

We’ve all been frustrated on the road. Driving can be a stressful endeavor, especially if other factors are in play, like running late, crying children in the backseat, or a long commute. With the stresses of everyday life, wouldn’t it be nice if the road were a kinder place? Well, it starts with you! Here …

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Fall in Love with Random Acts of Kindness

Random Acts of Kindness Day is almost here! This year, Random Acts of Kindness Day is on February 17, just after Valentine’s Day. Many people celebrate the entire week leading up to Random Acts of Kindness Day, and with Valentine’s Day in the same week it’s the perfect opportunity to think about others and show …

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Make the Year of the Pig the Year of Kindness

A bit of fragrance clings to the hand that gives flowers. – Chinese Proverb Gong Hei Fat Choy! Chinese New Year is upon us and we’re ready to celebrate and start the year with kindness! This year, Chinese New Year falls on February 5. The celebration lasts for 15 days and ends with a Lantern …

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The Tale of “Jelly John” and the Never-Ending Jelly Jars

Food banks or food pantries are one way of helping those who are at risk of hunger in the community. There are many different food banks across the nation, but the process is the same at most. The food bank will collect donations and store and organize the food received. It will then distribute the …

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The King of Kindness

If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way. – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We honor the memory and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by remembering and acting upon his message of kindness. Dr. King was a leader in the Civil Rights Movement, who promoted nonviolent …

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WWW. Be Kind Online

When used for good, the internet can change the world in a positive way. Unfortunately, not everyone is kind online. Even generally kind people can find themselves being dismissive, rude, snarky or mean with the cover of anonymity on the internet. Here are a few tips for staying kind online: Would you say this face …

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Bigs in Blue Make Big Impact in Dallas

A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself. — Oprah Winfrey January is National Mentoring Month and it’s the perfect time to look at how the kindness of a mentor can impact children and young adults. According to Mentoring.org, youth that meet consistently with their mentors show that they are: …

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The Year of the Volunteer

Every year around the holidays, we hear about stories of people performing kind acts for one another around the world. A go-to kind act for many people is the act of volunteering. Whether that is helping with a toy drive, serving up dinner at the local soup kitchen or spending time for another worthy cause, …

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A Backwards Approach to A Kinder You

2019 is just around the corner, and no doubt, you are considering your New Year’s resolutions. What if you don’t scratch last years, but simply practice your resolutions with greater intentionality in 2019? If you resolved to be kind in 2018, what could that look like? More forgiving? More hospitable? Generous? Unselfish? More honest? More …

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Santa Claus’ First Kind Act

According to one legend, there was once a boy who grew up in Asia Minor (now Turkey) in a rich family with generous parents. Sadly, his parents died when he was very young, leaving him a wealthy boy. At his core, this boy was kind and generous, intent on surprising others with secret generosity. A …

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