March 20, 2010
The success of other people does not equal your failure

I want to say something - something important. The success of other people does not equal your failure. Think about the last time that someone you knew - a friend, family member, or acquaintance - did something amazing. Perhaps she published a novel or he was interviewed on CNN or she struck gold with an […]

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March 8, 2010
It's Really, Really Good To See You.

Lately, I've been thinking about greetings. We, as adults, tend to be so boring and "cool" when we run into people. "Hey, how's it going?" we say with a subdued smile. Then, we say non-definite statements like, "let's get together sometime..." But small children do things differently. They don't contain their excitement when they see […]

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February 6, 2010
the closest ones

There isn't time to love absolutely everyone, to change the whole wide world. There are so many places to volunteer, so many causes to champion, so many people who need a shoulder to cry on or a listening ear or a five dollar bill. I wish with all my heart that I could be on […]

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September 20, 2009
Intentional Acts of Kindness Idea: Person Of the Week (POW)

Several years ago, I came up with a strategy to help me be more intentional about thinking of others. It's called: Person Of the Week (POW). I like it because it is simple enough for me to implement without becoming overwhelmed (an important consideration since I have a 6-month-old and a 3-year-old as "partners in […]

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July 30, 2009
"hand me my notepad...I thought up another way to change the world"

Today, like every day, I found myself contemplating how I can change the world. I think about it often - how life just isn't fair, how people are hurting and hungry and sick. I have this notepad where I write down all the little things that I can do to make the world a better […]

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June 21, 2009
17 Intentional Acts of Kindness

I wish I could become a billionaire and go around the world, obliterating poverty and injustice and disease (and maybe I'll do that someday). I wish I could travel the world and hand-deliver food, clothing, and medical supplies to people who are in need (and maybe I'll do that someday). I wish I could go […]

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