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Blog Category : Kindness as a Gift

Birthday Kindness Project: Permission Letters

09-19-2019

Did you read my blog post the other day about permission to slow down and to let go? So, speaking of permission to slow way down, do you know someone who needs to hear this? I'm still in the midst of my 55-55-55 Birthday Kindness Project. (I'm sending a letter a day for as many years ...

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Give yourself a standing ovation. 👏

08-24-2019

  Happy Saturday!  Some of you may be participating in Operation Love, a mission of Secret Agents of Change. (If so, you will recognize poet Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer in the pic up above!) Rosemerry and I are hosting a delightful 7-Day Challenge that is easy + fun.   ...

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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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