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Random Acts of Kindness: Pay It Forward!

Patrice Tartt | Posted 08.28.2015 | Good News
Patrice Tartt

Think about a couple of things that you can do today to show a random act of kindness to a complete stranger, a co-worker, or someone that you may not speak with regularly. Imagine that small act putting a smile on someone's face, or totally making their day.

Runners: To Wave or Not to Wave?

Jennifer Hellickson | Posted 08.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Hellickson

It's a topic I've been wanting to explore for quite some time -- not only because I find the social dynamics of the dilemma fascinating, but also because I've seen geography come into play during my time living (and running) around the country.

The Best Way To Celebrate Turning 30

Alicia Raia-Hawrylak | Posted 08.20.2015 | Women
Alicia Raia-Hawrylak

Instead of a narcissistic entry into this new decade, I am choosing one of reflection, gratitude and service. I can't think of a better way to celebrate this milestone than by reflecting on blessings and confronting unearned privileges and finding ways to promote awareness and kindness in others.

9 Unique Ways to Express Empathy and Pay it Forward

Carol Morgan | Posted 08.04.2015 | Women
Carol Morgan

If we were all more empathetic to other people's needs, then the world would be a better place. Yes, I know that sounds cliché, but I truly believe it's true. Sure, it's a vision of Utopia, but think about it.

How Magic Mike Brought Me and an 80-Year-Old Woman Together

Lee Allport | Posted 07.08.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Lee Allport

Within the past 10 years I have lost both of my grandparents which was difficult. My grandma and grandpa were an important part of my life as I live...

Kids and Kindness - How You Can Get Your Child Involved This Summer!

Leigh McManus | Posted 08.18.2015 | Good News
Leigh McManus

Those who know me best, know how much I long to be a Mom. While the process to become a mother, has so far been a long and challenging one for me (which I will share some other time), it is always in my heart.

9 Ways to Heal: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 06.17.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Healing happens in so many ways. From arts programs, to yoga, to support groups, many of our grantees this week are providing opportunities for communities to heal the challenging circumstances of their lives.

Building Resilience: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 06.10.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

The Pollination Project celebrates the courage it takes to forge a new path, to try something new, to go against the grain and create a new paradigm for a community.

This Pay-It-Forward Story Will Warm Your Heart

Mark Redmond | Posted 06.01.2015 | Good News
Mark Redmond

She had a big smile on her face and said, "That's right. I was homeless too and you took me in. We met at the shelter, fell in love and this coming St. Patrick's Day will be our fourth wedding anniversary."

Why You Should Pay It Forward

Maryann Gubala | Posted 06.29.2015 | College
Maryann Gubala

One way is to pay it forward or, in other words, commit random acts of kindness. Official Pay it Forward Day is April 30th this year, but random acts of kindness don't have to, nor should they be, limited to that one day.

The Power of $20: One Year Later an 8-Year-Old Boy's Gift Continues to Inspire Millions

Neil Willenson | Posted 06.16.2015 | Impact
Neil Willenson

Finding a $20 bill on a sidewalk or tucked into a coat pocket is an unexpected cause for celebration. But for 8-year-old Myles Eckert it was an opportunity to touch lives.

Restaurant Owner Noticed Someone Digging In Dumpster, So She Wrote Them A Powerful Note

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 04.14.2015 | Good News

At P.B. Jams, each sandwich comes with an extra serving of humanity -- free. Earlier this month, Ashley Jiron, owner of the restaurant in Warr Acre...

Profound Proxies Got Me Here: Gratitude Is A Gift Best Given Forward

Lulu Salavegsen | Posted 05.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Lulu Salavegsen

I don't presume to know much, but through the challenges and obstacles of life, I have learned that gratitude begets more -- everything.

"The Amazing Green Team" Paying It Forward In Memory of James "JB" Benton

Tenille Livingston | Posted 05.24.2015 | Impact
Tenille Livingston

Ashley Benton, the founder and Ceo of "The Green Team," is definitely at the top of my list as one of the most amazing women I know. Benton is paying it forward by giving back to her local community and providing essential needs to needy families and abroad.

Entrepreneurs Funding Global Change

Yasamin Beitollahi | Posted 05.17.2015 | Impact
Yasamin Beitollahi

We have more tools than ever before to create positive change on a global scale - but perhaps the best tool is business rather than our traditional means of philanthropy.

When We Hand Down the Magic, Children and Teachers Succeed

Eric Cooper | Posted 04.29.2015 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

Teachers and mentors can have a magical impact on learning, but being a student can be just as exquisite. The roles of teacher and student are not as distinct as portrayed. Teaching and learning go both ways.

Pay It Forward, Waiting to Pay It Back

Nicole Jankowski | Posted 04.20.2015 | Good News
Nicole Jankowski

The latte was a gift, something to be appreciated. A simple reminder that kindness is palpable and comes in a red cardboard cup, with whipped cream on top. Sometimes we have to just accept help, just allow ourselves to be on the receiving end.

Paying It Forward

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 04.07.2015 | Impact
Peter A. Georgescu

In a time when so many people are still struggling with unemployment and debt, even seemingly inconsequential gives of money -- or larger than usual tips -- can change that person's outlook on life.

Pizza Shop, Customers Give Away 8,400 Slices To Philly's Homeless

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 02.27.2015 | Impact

Newcomers at Rosa's Fresh Pizza might think the store's owner has an odd obsession with sticky notes. But the plethora of pinks, blues and yellows spa...

You'll Never Guess How This Boomer is Reinventing Senior Discounts

John Tarnoff | Posted 03.14.2015 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

David Harrison is turning coupons into causes. He and his wife Cindy have started Boomerang Giving, a non-profit dedicated to supporting our generation in giving back to causes we believe in, using a traditional (and perhaps cliche-ridden) to do it: the senior discount.

How 'Santa' Changed Two Children With $100

Dan Duffy | Posted 02.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Dan Duffy

But every now and again, life, or karma, or God, or Santa shows us that as long as we keep our eyes and our hearts open, we may just find ourselves participating in an unfolding miracle. And to me, miracles are transforming events that never truly leave us the same way again.

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.

Pay It Forward in a Take-It-All-World

Doug A. Sandler | Posted 02.17.2015 | Good News
Doug A. Sandler

Don't ask, do. When you hear a need, put on your cape and play superhero, without hesitation. You may not realize it, but you are making the world a better place to live one to-do at a time.

Exchange Your Presents for Presence

Liz Dow | Posted 02.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Liz Dow

This can feel like the best of seasons -- filled with love, joy, and possibilities -- or the worst, filled with the frustration of buying presents, being bombarded with advertisements for things we do not need or cannot afford, and national news stories of tragedy and grief.

It's Better to Give Than to Receive

Dean Dauphinais | Posted 02.14.2015 | Good News
Dean Dauphinais

Paying off a complete stranger's layaway account is something my wife and I first did three years ago.