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Blog Category : Kindness as a Gift

Simple “love-in-action” idea for New Year’s Day (or anytime!)

12-31-2019

I'm packing to head to my wonderful mom's house back East. But I wanted to connect with you briefly before I left. First of all, I want to wish you a very happy New Year. May 2020 be filled with warm and loving connections to your favorite people in the world.  If 2019 had some grief...

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Wishing with a Friend

12-19-2019

  I want you to meet my friend, Alexa whose mission in life is to help you make your wishes come true. Alexa is a jewelry designer and author of the book, Wishwork: Make a Wish, Do the Work, and Watch It Come True. I met Alexa recently because a friend of mine, Carrie, was wea...

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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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