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Random Acts of Kindness

There's No Quitting in Parenthood

Jennifer Cowie King | Posted 08.31.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Cowie King

No, I'm not going to quit today or any other day on you, my precious son. My beautiful boy with the wide blue eyes and impossibly blonde hair. As much as you confound and challenge me, you inspire me.

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.

Soggy Dog Weathers Rainstorm Thanks To Kindhearted Strangers

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.28.2015 | Good News

When it's raining cats and dogs, sometimes all you can do is seek shelter and ride out the storm. And when you're a dog in that situation, if you're l...

Food Matters: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 08.27.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week we helped seed community and school gardens in Uganda, Cameroon, and St. Louis Missouri. These projects provide local residents with not just access to healthy food, but the tools to grow their own food and maintain ownership of their own food sources.

5 Habits That Will Attract More Positivity Into Your Life

Tyler C Beaty | Posted 08.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Tyler C Beaty

After some deep self-evaluation, I uncovered a lot of issues, including some bad habits that were feeding my negativity. That realization led me to start seeking out good habits that would attract more positivity into my life.

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.

The Lost Art of Kindness: Cyberbullying, an Ever-Growing Issue

Alicia Cook | Posted 08.12.2015 | Technology
Alicia Cook

When I attended elementary, middle and high school, things were different. There was no real anonymity. I knew which classmates wanted to humiliate me. I sat next to them in class. They would sign their actual names on their mean notes to me in between periods.

Incredibly Kind Kids - The Fuentes Children

Leigh McManus | Posted 08.12.2015 | Good News
Leigh McManus

Mario and Tara Fuentes are the parents of three incredibly kind kids. Michael, 10, Catherine, 9, and their youngest, Mario, 6, are all committed to doing acts of kindness and making sure their actions leave a positive impact.

Be Truly Human: Practice Random Acts of Kindness

Noelle Nelson | Posted 08.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Noelle Nelson

These random acts of kindness, and many more like them, are easy to do. And they restore a sense of caring and connection to each other as we go about our busy lives. All such acts will cost you is a moment of attention to the other human beings inhabiting the same planet as you do, trying as valiantly as you are to make it through another day.

Mom Leaves Hospital To Find Parking Ticket And A Surprise From A Stranger

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 08.13.2015 | Parents

A small act of kindness can make a big difference, especially for a mom leaving the hospital. In a post that has gone viral on Facebook, an unidentifi...

Community Comes Together To Repaint Man's House After Teens Laugh At It

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.12.2015 | Good News

It all started last month, after two teenagers in Pendleton, Oregon, insulted a 75-year-old man over the condition of his house within earshot of ...

The Seeds are Planted: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 08.06.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week we were honored to give seed grants of $1000 each to people around the world who are tackling environmental and social problems in their communities.

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.

Incredibly Kind Kids

Leigh McManus | Posted 08.04.2015 | Good News
Leigh McManus

Rohan Bhatia, Age 4, Great Neck, NY This week begins a four part series on incredibly kind kids. It is uplifting to hear how even very young childr...

Kindness Matters: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 07.30.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Imagine being a child in foster care, shuffled from home to home with your belongings in a trash bag. Or an elderly woman living alone with little to eat and no family to help you. This week at The Pollination Project our grantees have found ways to bring small kindnesses into the lives of others.

Are You In? Kindness Is Free...

Leigh McManus | Posted 07.24.2015 | Good News
Leigh McManus

If we all practiced one act of kindness per day, imagine how much more magnificent the world could be. Each day, if we all did at least one thing for one another out of genuine goodness, I truly believe we could counterbalance some of the negativity that occurs in this world.

Teen's Kind Act Is 'A Little Touch Of Heaven' To The Elderly Woman He Helped

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 07.24.2015 | Good News

A teen fast food worker has received praise from people across the Internet for his moving show of compassion.  Kailen Young, 17, who works ...

Policeman Buys Diapers, Shoes For Mom Of 6 Who Was Caught Shoplifting

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 07.14.2015 | Good News

When a mother in need expected to get in trouble with the law, she was met with a moving show of generosity, instead.  Sarah Robinson, a mo...

Intersectional Activism: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 07.09.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

It is easy to get caught up in organizing and activism around a single issue or cause. This week, we proudly supported grantees who are working at the intersection of multiple issues, addressing the complexity and interconnectedness of the world we live in through their activism.

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.

The Behavior Grownups Should Model Every Day

Judith Natelli McLaughlin | Posted 07.02.2015 | Fifty
Judith Natelli McLaughlin

When in doubt, choose kindness. It's what we try to teach our children, right? But it shouldn't end with teaching our kids, it should be part of the behavior we grownups model every day.

Teens and Digital Wisdom: Give Them a Round of Applause

Sue Scheff | Posted 06.30.2015 | Parents
Sue Scheff

We often hear negative news about teens and how they use digital media. But research shows that teens can actually show adults a few things about being cyber-savvy.

30 Things I've Learned About Life and Kindness In My 30s

Leigh McManus | Posted 06.29.2015 | Good News
Leigh McManus

The first person you need to be kind to is yourself. It's been said you can't give away something you don't have. It's near impossible to be genuinely kind to others if you do not treat yourself well.

Dad And Daughter Celebrate Their Birthdays With 39 Random Acts Of Kindness

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 06.26.2015 | Parents

British dad Lee Beck and his daughter Amélie celebrated their May birthdays in a very special way this year. They decided to do 39 acts of kindness -...