Many of us are looking for the light in these dark times. Does that describe you? It certainly describes me. Because I am seriously distressed with what I see from some of my fellow citizens. I know I'm not alone. Sometimes it is more than I can bear. Kids in cages, separated from their parents, . . .
People on social media can be cruel. But they can also be generous and inspirational. They can start a generosity revolution. Such was the case with a group of women I don't know in person but do know on Facebook through their politics --and also, through their kind hearts. Not the first time I've . . .
Don't you love being kind to others? Brightening their day, even if it means just a quick call, a thoughtful gesture, a sweet compliment? Opportunities to do something kind and thoughtful are all around us. Some don't take much effort at all, such as a supportive word or two when someone needs it. . . .
Lovingkindness meditation as described by Jack Kornfield is such a beautiful thing to do, especially (but not only) when we're working on forgiveness. It's so darn simple, but it does so much for us. So let me tell you about it. As if you were going to meditate, get comfortable in a quiet . . .
Fall colors have set the world ablaze in many areas, but the dark days of winter are just around the corner. It's a season for kindness, I've always thought. And especially now, with so much ugliness in the world around us. I don't know about you, but I"m always looking for a way to brighten the . . .
I keep hoping that if we all just concentrate on being kind and doing kindnesses, including random acts of kindness, we'll counteract some of the nastiness that we see all around us this season. That's what I hope, anyway. I love random acts of kindness. You know, the stuff you do without any big . . .
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I could sit and watch our bird feeder for hours. Tiny birds line up on the fence to wait their turn, along with their bigger cousins. When there's a vacancy, they fly to the top of the feeder and wait while another balances on the rim to finish his meal of seeds. We keep the feeder full at all . . .
Today, the topic is the transcendent power of love. It's also about politics and sports and religion and leadership. But bottom line? It's about love. When I saw this as a Facebook post by my friend, Lisa Brock, I knew I had to have it. Lisa was a former "competitor" of mine when I did consulting . . .
Maybe, like us, you have empty medicine bottles each month. Maybe, like us, you recycle them. Here's a better idea. Hospitals and pharmacies in rural Malawi don't have enough medicine bottles, so they dispense pills in small, torn pieces of paper. That makes them easy to lose. It's also easy for . . .