Tuesday, May 22, 2018

helping hand of a neighbor

The late Vice President Hubert Horatio Humphrey once said "The impersonal hand of government can never replace the helping hand of a neighbor."

Monday, May 21, 2018

Remember the Story Lady?

Do you remember the Story Lady?  She may have been called something different, but there was probably someone who read to you in school when you were little, or perhaps it was in the library or a local community center.  It might have been a teenager or an older person.  It might even have been a man.  Oh and reading for others isn't limited to children.  Reading to the blind or the elderly is pretty wonderful too.  While some of these folks might be paid, many are volunteers.  What an incredible act of kindness, huh?  It makes me want to go read a story with someone right now.

Sunday, May 20, 2018


Wow!  I cannot believe it!  This morning is the 600th morning that I have sat down and written something here about kindness.  Thanks to those of you who read this regularly and those who share it.  I know I have made myself a kinder person.  If any of you have been touched by these messages, let us know in the comments below.  Now, onward to 600 more blog entries and hopefully to a kinder world!

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Testify to love

Much of the world was watching early this morning as a member of the British Royal Family wed an American in a traditional ceremony attended by some 600 guests and viewers around the world.  Bishop Michael Curry preached about love.  Well preach isn't a strong enough word.  It was electric!  Love and kindness go hand-in-hand, so you know this was an event that captured me.  How wonderful if this testimony to love encouraged more loving actions by everyone who was watching and all who hear of this!

Friday, May 18, 2018

Another glorious day

The sun is shining and the flowers are in bloom, and even though it's only seven o'clock, I just know this is going to be another glorious day!  Of course how our days go depends a lot on us and our actions.  That's where kindness comes in.  Days are always better when we are kind to each other!

Thursday, May 17, 2018

love with no strings

We all need to love more freely.  Love should come with no strings attached.  Don’t say "I love you" expecting to hear it back. Say it to make sure they know!

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

chocolate chips

Today is National Chocolate Chip Day!  Seriously.  There really is such a thing.  I was just thinking about how kind it would be to share some chocolate chip cookies.  Agree?  I can spend some time in the kitchen or if time and money are an issue, just pop into the grocery store and pick up some packages of chocolate chip cookies.  Then bring your cookies and some napkins and hand them out on the street, take them to work, share them with a neighbor, or spread the treats any way you dream up.  Yummy and kind!