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Acts of Kindness

Can Money Create True Wealth?

Ari Nessel | Posted 04.17.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Imagine someone handed you $100 out of the blue, but with one condition, that you use it to create goodness in the world with it. Would you take the money? Yesterday morning, that's exactly what we did.

Woman Gives Out 600 Homemade Easter Baskets To Kids In Need

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 04.10.2015 | Good News

Hop aside, Peter Cottontail. Lee Hardy, of Palmetto, Florida, puts together hundreds of Easter baskets for kids in her local community, each year....

One Kind Act

Domenick Scudera | Posted 04.01.2015 | Good News
Domenick Scudera

We have never met. But last year, this compassionate woman rescued an injured dog from the streets on the outskirts of Cairo. I am grateful to her for starting the journey that would bring this dog into my life.

A Path to Liberation: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 03.25.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Joseph Gichoni is the founder of the Megabridge Foundation, a Kenya-based non-profit promoting the conservation of Kenya's incredible biodiversity.

9 Reasons Why Doing Random Acts of Kindness Can Heal a Lonely Heart

Gina Ryder | Posted 02.17.2015 | Good News
Gina Ryder

Personal satisfaction and serving others does go hand-in-hand. The general hopelessness about relationships and life I previously felt was like a sickness in my soul. Doing random acts of kindness is a giddy remedy I would recommend to anyone for these reasons.

MLK Weekend: Teaching Kindness and Compassion

Lindley Pless | Posted 03.21.2015 | Parents
Lindley Pless

If our kids can be taught to be kind and compassionate to each other then why can't we as adults be taught to do the very same thing. Show tolerance in the weeks to come. Choose kindness when you see someone in need. And above all else respect those around you.

The Gift of Giving: A Lesson on Humanity

Lisa Mae Brunson | Posted 02.18.2015 | Impact
Lisa Mae Brunson

Whatever your story is, this is a time where we either learn about consumerism, or the magic of a holiday Season that can reconnect us with our humanity--with what it means to give and receive.

Read This Because You Want to Change the World

Denise Banks-Grasedyck | Posted 02.14.2015 | Good News
Denise Banks-Grasedyck

The longing to make a substantial positive contribution to our world is one that burns in us and for the overwhelming majority remains a lifelong pang in our hearts. So why then don't we do something about it? What keeps us from changing the world?

Dear Arby's Drive-Thru Angel

Sybil Brun | Posted 02.11.2015 | Religion
Sybil Brun

You clearly choose to live life as a testimony from behind that drive-thru window. So I had to write you this letter because you made a profound difference in our day and taught an unforgettable lesson for our lives and I just wanted you to know.

Ghosts of Deployments Past

Terri Barnes | Posted 02.08.2015 | Politics
Terri Barnes

No matter how many deployments come and go, the absence of the most important person in our lives leaves us vulnerable in ways hard to express. These ghosts of my Christmases past remind me. If your spouse is deployed this Christmas, I don't know what you face, but I remember you.

See a Need, Fill a Need

Sybil Brun | Posted 01.21.2015 | Impact
Sybil Brun

Medical bills were mounting. Kids needed glasses, cars needed repairs, and the dog needed surgery. On top of that, Christmas was almost upon us so presents needed to be purchased.

The Face of the Other

Judith Greenberg, Ph.D. | Posted 01.17.2015 | Arts
Judith Greenberg, Ph.D.

I only wish some reviewers could take the time to hone their abilities to listen to the other and the unfamiliar. If Levinas and Aristotle were required reading for critics and reviewers, then we might have more humanity in the writing that follows the great catharsis of the theater.

This Inspiring Film Reminds Us Of The Value Of A Kind Gesture

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 10.29.2014 | Good News

Even the simplest act of kindness can motivate others to pay it forward. In the short film above from Viddsee, entitled, "Ripple," a little girl p...

Tough Cop Adopts 2 Brothers, Rescues Them From Abusive Home

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 10.25.2014 | Impact

Jack Mook may have a tough exterior, but make no mistake -- the Pittsburgh police detective has a heart of gold. On Sept. 16, the 45-year-old bache...

14,000 Ways To Be Nice To Someone When They're Sad

Galit Breen | Posted 12.08.2014 | Women
Galit Breen

When things happen that make us sad -- big things like losing a pet and little things like bad days -- it can be hard to reach out for the help and support and lift that we need. But what we learned when we were sad is that, my goodness, people want to be there.

7 Journal Writing Prompts for Beginners

Naomi Arnold | Posted 12.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Naomi Arnold

I encourage you to go out and buy yourself a beautiful notebook or journal and get started using the above prompts as a guide. You'll find that over time you will organically discover a journal practice that suits you and will no longer need to use headings like those suggested as a guide.

How To Change Someone's Story

Rachel Macy Stafford | Posted 11.26.2014 | Parents
Rachel Macy Stafford

It doesn't take much to change someone's story. In fact, I've discovered six seconds will do.

Strangers To Send 'Nice Bucket' Gift To Ice Challenge Prank Victim In Moving Show Of Solidarity

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 09.24.2014 | Good News

Updated Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, at 11:45 a.m. Sometimes you have to battle cruelty with kindness. After video of a vicious ice bucket challe...

Divine People: The Time is Now

Pamay Bassey | Posted 11.02.2014 | Impact
Pamay Bassey

Find someone and help them. Find someone and love them. Reach out and contribute to the great bank of the universe that is called "the kindness of strangers."

The Power of a Kind Word

Ronda Lee | Posted 10.26.2014 | Impact
Ronda Lee

The internet has made our world smaller, but we have not become more communal as a result. We fail to acknowledge each other for fear of having to engage. Why are we so short on kindness, but quick to judge and criticize?

The One Thing I Want to Tell My Kids Before They Start School

Galit Breen | Posted 10.21.2014 | Parents
Galit Breen

Be kind to yourself. Forgive yourself for mistakes. Give yourself time to rest and relax and rejuvenate. Figure out what you love and do it. Often. Say nice words in your mind and your heart because you are golden.

Kindness From a Stranger

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 10.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Buckstaff

What I've been learning is that it's important to press the "pause" button more often when something good happens and to leave it pressed down for extended periods of time.

This Is What Happens When You Thank A Mom For All That She Does

The Huffington Post | Mandy Velez | Posted 05.09.2014 | Parents

Mother's Day is around the corner, but moms should hear that they're appreciated year-round. Heather Richardson, video editor of Movie Momma, agree...

The Importance of Being Kind in an Unkind World

Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis | Posted 06.09.2014 | Good News
Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis

Perspective and how you choose to view the world around you are, in fact, a choice. I encourage you to always choose to focus on the abundant good that is all around you.

These 12 Acts Of Kindness Performed By Police Officers Will Show You Just How Caring Humans Can Be

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Zaslow | Posted 04.07.2014 | Good News

These 12 incredible gestures from police officers around the country remind us of the good in the world. From giving a homeless man without shoes ...