Blog Category : Kindness as a Gift

Give a flower — get some joy!

08-14-2019

  This lovely couple, Doris and Gary, were just two of the many wonderful people I met while at the Barnes and Noble bookstore in Roseville on Saturday. I decided to take a page from my book, “Say it Now,” and give flowers away. (In the book, I encourage people to bring a sin...

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55-55-55 Birthday Kindness Project

08-11-2019

    It's that time of year again! My 55-55-55 Birthday Kindness Projects kicked off on Friday. Every year for the past seven years, I have been sending letters of love and kindness to strangers as a way of celebrating my birthday. The first year I did this, I wrote ...

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Look around.

06-29-2019

  Today's message is short. And simple. Think about someone in your life who is going through a hard time. Maybe you know someone who is lonely? Someone who is grieving? Recently divorced or going through a break up? Maybe someone who is ill? Maybe there is someone in your life w...

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C’mon over + bring the tissues!

02-20-2019

What the heck am I so excited about?! That pic up above is part of a video from the Secret Agent Challenge: Operation Love, which launched this past Sunday, Random Acts of Kindness Day. I had no idea how extraordinarily uplifting and connecting this project would be. I know I wrot...

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Heck with the Hallmark kinda Valentine’s …

02-13-2019

I don't have anything against Hallmark. Or Valentine's Day. I don't have anything against special occasions. Or celebration. (Of course! I love 'em!) But what irks me is this: when we're fed ideas about these "picture perfect" lives that for most people simply don't exist. Our culture t...

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What Alison Had to Say …

02-12-2019

My friend, Alison Luterman, is an amazing poet and human being. She is authentic, warm, kind, and caring. She is devoted to her writing and performance as a career, which means that she spends a lot of time working in solitude. A couple weeks ago, Alison wrote a newsletter article about ...

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{Audio) A Fun Giving Game

02-08-2019

In a recent Kind Over Matter Article, I invited readers to participate in a fun game I named, "Play it Forward." All participants have to do is offer a small act of kindness in the world — with a twist: include some way for the person who receives the kindness to "play it forward" for ...

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Play it Forward

01-16-2019

Hello! I'm sending love and light as we embark on a brand new year! I'm hoping as part of the kick-off to 2019 you will play along with me in a very fun game! Read on for details! A tiny bit of background: I had a rather magical experience the last time I took myself on an overnight ...

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What you did for my mom!

05-25-2018

Remember a couple weeks ago when I put out a request for folks to send birthday cards to my mom for her 80th? Every day since then her box has been full of cards! She has been overwhelmed — in the most positive of ways!— by all your love and kindness. My mom has been leaving me message...

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Will you help me celebrate my mom’s 80th birthday?

05-06-2018

My wonderful mother, Becky, turned 80 last week Friday, April 27th. I've been asking everyone I know if they'd be willing to send a card to my mom for her birthday. I wanted her to receive cards, before, during, and after the actual day so her birthday celebration goes on and on! I'm hopi...

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