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Act of Kindness

My Phone Call From Robin Williams

Richard Greener | Posted 10.15.2014 | Entertainment
Richard Greener

When it was time, finally time, to end our conversation, Robin asked me, "Is there anything I can do for you?" He had that sound in his voice. You know it when you hear it. I'm sure he appreciated how delicate was the fiber upon which my life balanced, how badly the odds were lined up against me.

San Francisco Cops Pool Their Own Money To Shelter Homeless Family Of Seven

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 02.13.2014 | Good News

Police officers often see homeless residents in some of the most despondent conditions, but sometimes even they are so moved by those in need that the...

Nurse's Small Act Of Kindness Was The Best Medicine For Her Elderly Patient

The Huffington Post | Ashley Woods | Posted 01.23.2014 | Good News

The smallest acts of kindness can be the best medicine. That's what Lori Mesko, a registered nurse at Botsford Hospital in Farmington Hills, Mich.,...

Would You Give Money To Help Save A Stranger's Pet?

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.18.2013 | Fifty

Ray Richmond, who we've written about before, shared this story with us: Last November, he said, he and his wife got some bad news about their Cava...

WATCH: We Could All Learn Something About Kindness From This 9-Year-Old Boy

Posted 09.03.2013 | Good News

Thousands have been touched by a Texas boy's gesture towards a disabled teen. Nine-year-old Kanye Ortiz is a devoted fan of the Houston Texans and...

The Way This Man Is Honoring 9/11 Victims Will Amaze You

Posted 08.28.2013 | Impact

Armand Young is more than halfway to his goal of collecting 1 million acts of kindness across the country –- on foot. The ambitious do-gooder gav...

On Kindness: More Than Being Nice

Henriette Lazaridis Power | Posted 09.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Henriette Lazaridis Power

Who could blame us for wanting people to notice when we do something nice? But what if we keep our kindness private, shared only between us and the person we care about at that moment? That is something I would like to see.

Wonder Alert: August 2004

Robert G. Zuckerman | Posted 07.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert G. Zuckerman

Over 300 billion known breaths were taken and there were an estimated several trillion heartbeats. Be on the look out and report all acts of wonder to everybody.

LOOK: Pay It Forward Valentine's Big Gift To Struggling Students

Posted 03.01.2013 | Good News

Two college students at an upscale restaurant on Valentine's Day received an additional reason to celebrate: a random couple bought their dinner. O...

Why Spontaneous Kindness Makes You So Sexy

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 03.31.2013 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

When we appreciate the beauty of kindness, it takes us out of such self-centeredness; it enables us to let go of self-centeredness and to freely reach out to each other. We can both give and receive. Such egoless moments are exquisite!

Be an Angel: In Tribute to Newtown

Rabbi Daniel Cohen | Posted 02.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Rabbi Daniel Cohen

We are angels on earth who touch and are touched. In a time of darkness, we can be the vehicle for light. Intuitively, every one of us wants to leave the world a better and brighter place. Those that died last week live in us and through us.

Cezanne in Snow

Mark Nepo | Posted 02.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

Sudden, deep feelings are often teachers that we resist or turn away from, because of their intensity. Instead, we are often asked to enter these deep feelings, the way we might enter a field after a long walk through the woods.

Of Course You Can Come

Mark Nepo | Posted 01.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

How are we to understand a story like this? Does it tell us that acts of kindness and the gratitude they engender outlast decades and oceans and continents? Does it tell us that kindness, like the song of a red bird, will be answered long after the bird has died?

Stranger's Act Of Kindness Will Help Georgia College Student Achieve His Dreams

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 09.10.2012 | Good News

A Georgia woman's heartwarming act is making headlines this week, poignantly proving the power of kindness, even between two strangers. Branden Whi...

How to Keep Moving Forward Despite the Messiness

Ariane Zurcher | Posted 09.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Ariane Zurcher

We humans have a tendency to grow and progress throughout our lives, some perhaps more than others. I am not the person I was in my teens, my 20s or even my 30s. I continue to progress just as my autistic daughter and my non-autistic son do.

Tanya's Tears -- From the Milk of Human Kindness

William Laney | Posted 07.29.2012 | Impact
William Laney

You never know how much good can come from a simple act of kindness. What you think is a small gift or gesture to one person, may mushroom into help for another -- and another.