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Random Acts of Kindness

Mom Thanks Apple Store Employee Who Helped Her Son With Special Needs

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 01.27.2016 | Parents

After an Apple store employee went out of his way to help her 9-year-old son with special needs, a Nashville mom expressed her gratitude in a beautifu...

A Continued Pay It Forward...

Annalise Green | Posted 01.14.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Annalise Green

As we near the middle of January and get back into the flow of our busy lifestyles the wonderful kindness and opportunities to spread the 'Christmas Spirit' can easily be forgotten and pushed to the back of our minds until December descends again. But just stop.

Road Trip Happiness Ideas: Simple Conscious Acts of Kindness

Sai Santosh Bangalore | Posted 01.22.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Sai Santosh Bangalore

Did you ever take a family road trip where all the family members set a collective intention of performing acts of kindness? Few years ago, I started ...

Man Gives The Shirt Off His Back To Shivering Stranger On NYC Subway

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 01.11.2016 | Good News

It’s a phrase typically used metaphorically to describe compassion shown toward others; but in the case of one New York city man, the idiom too...

How A Homeless Person's Shoes Became The Gift Of A Lifetime

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 01.08.2016 | Good News

On a frigid evening last weekend, an Indiana woman gave her own winter clothes and shoes to a homeless person she saw on the street. In the end, howev...

Applebee's Waiter Turns Over $32,000 In Cash Left Inside Restaurant

Reuters | Lee Moran | Posted 12.21.2015 | Good News

LOS ANGELES, Dec 18 (Reuters) - An Applebee's waiter in central California turned over $32,000 in cash that a family forgot at a table, an amount tha...

When We Paid Away Their Layaways Something Magical Happened...

Leigh M. Clark | Posted 12.18.2015 | Good News
Leigh M. Clark

This holiday season has been more memorable than years past. As I've done for a number of years, I've been doing a Random Act of Kindness every day b...

10 Creative Ways To Give Back To Others This Christmas

Courtney Patterson | Posted 01.22.2016 | Parents
Courtney Patterson

I've often thought that the holiday season is the perfect opportunity to instill and develop a child's philanthropic mindset while cultivating an attitude of gratitude.

Perseverance: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 12.17.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Every week is a new opportunity to seed the change we want to see in the world. This week at The Pollination Project, our team supported projects that feed people, advocate for animals, and preserve cultural history.

Random Acts of Compassionate Connection

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.16.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition Loneliness hurts. We don't need a slew ...

Shoplifting Mom’s Entire Bill Gets Paid For -- By A Police Officer

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 12.04.2015 | Good News

It was a routine investigation into a shoplifting incident at a local discount store. But the story has an extraordinary ending thanks to the ...

10 Ways To Live Life With No Regrets

Grace Bluerock | Posted 12.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Grace Bluerock

This impactful experience became a huge motivator for me to start living as if any day could be my last. We never know how long we will live, so we must make conscious choices each day to live fully and make the most out of each experience we have. Here are ten ways to start living life with no regrets.

Police Officers Replace 11-Year-Old's Stolen Xbox With A Brand New One

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 12.02.2015 | Good News

WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee His beloved Xbox may have been stolen, but it seems 11-year-old Tontrevion Campbell is still going to ha...

If We All Do This One Thing During the Holidays... It Will Be Epic!

Leigh M. Clark | Posted 11.24.2015 | Good News
Leigh M. Clark

Often, layaways need to be paid by December 14th. This means we've got just a couple of weeks to band together to do something truly amazing for some unsuspecting families. Working together, we can light up the faces of so many moms, dads, husbands, wives, friends, and partners by giving them the gift of joy this holiday season.

This Dad Received A Heartfelt Note From A Stranger At Breakfast

The Huffington Post | Samantha Guff | Posted 11.25.2015 | Parents

Small things can have a big impact on kids.  David Rosenman posted on Facebook about an experience he had with his 9-year-old daughter in a ...

Five Things to Be Happy About, Even in the Face of Disaster

Michelle Tang | Posted 11.20.2015 | Good News
Michelle Tang

While it is true that there are a lot of issues these days, there are also bits of light still to be seen. In the interest of finding something nice to talk about to offset all of the bad, here are five things I am happy about.

How To Best Encourage A Family Caregiver

Amy Goyer | Posted 11.19.2015 | Fifty
Amy Goyer

I have been a family caregiver my entire adult life, and I often feel like I'm running a marathon, but I don't know where the finish line is.

Three Immediate Things We Can Do in Times of Difficulty

Alexandra Garey | Posted 11.18.2015 | World
Alexandra Garey

In light of recent events in Paris, and other nations, we are more and more aware that the future is out of our control. The loss of innocent lives...

WATCH: Teenager Starts Club To Honor Late Father's Kindness

HooplaHa | Posted 11.18.2015 | Teen

B kind, a club started by sisters, is all about encouraging acts of kindness in our everyday lives. B kind was inspired by the life of Bill Mahoney, ...

Choose Peace in a Time of Terror

Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD | Posted 11.16.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD

Are you a peacemaker or an agitator? Every individual has the ability to be either a peacemaker or an agitator. In this time of global tragedy, I am calling upon the peacemakers.

10 People Who Simply Helped Someone And Expected Nothing In Return

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 11.13.2015 | Good News

Sometimes the most thoughtful gestures, the ones that stick with us forever are the ones done quietly, without a reward in mind.  Nov. 13 marks ...

Make This The Season for Gratitude and Giving in Your Career

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 11.09.2015 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

Hollywood has depicted the stress of the holidays with iconic movies that make us laugh (or cry!) because of the relatability of the zany characters and dysfunctional scenarios in life and career. I encourage you to start this festive season with a different mindset so you don't get caught running on the hamster wheel of stress.


SidneyAnne Stone | Posted 11.05.2015 | Impact
SidneyAnne Stone

For better or worse this has become the era of the #Selfie and, much to the dismay of many, we are becoming a very self obsessed society as a result.

Reducing Harm & Expanding the Good: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 11.02.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Every week at The Pollination Project, we make small seed grants to social change entrepreneurs and visionaries all over the world. This week we are honored to support projects that help reduce harm among vulnerable people, and promote hope, healing and goodness around the world.

How The Kind Words of A Stranger Changed My Life

Holly Rust | Posted 10.29.2015 | Parents
Holly Rust

I'm what one might like to call a control freak. If I'm not in control of my situation, it's a problem. At work, this trait helped me climb the ranks because I could handle whatever situation was thrown at me.