Hit-and-Run Kindness Game

A dimly-lit, labyrinth of a workplace taught me that being riskily ridiculous may not be such a bad thing, especially if it involves countercultural hit-and-run kindness. Inside along the building’s walls, single-colored stripes are painted about chest high. The stripes serve as a guide to finding the right hallway, the right office, and if you’re directionally astute, to outside air. As a newbie to the building, I look expectantly at people’s faces in the halls, hoping against hope that someone will offer an unsolicited tip about when … [Read more...]

Show A Little (Self) Love

A new week is before us, a week of possibilities not just outside us, but inside us too. Good Choice Last week, my 4-year old nephew looked up at my Mom and said, “Good choice.” She can’t even remember what the context was, what she recalls is how “good choice” stopped her in her tracks and made her smile. We’ve been giggling about that all week and saying "good choice" throughout the day to ourselves and to others. It is amazing how uplifting something as simple as stopping and saying “good choice” is! Don’t Take Yourself for Granted … [Read more...]

Be A Positive Force Multiplier: #PayItForwardDay2014

Keep you eyes and ears open today (especially) for chances to #PayItForward! Take positive force multiplier action and all our tiny acts will ripple out to the world! __________________________________________________________ "You can't live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you." John Wooden __________________________________________________________ "No one has ever become poor by giving." Anne Frank __________________________________________________________ “A life lived for others, is the … [Read more...]

#Kindness Resolution

If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely." -- Roald Dahl You're kind, I know you are. I hear from you, read your blogs, watch your twitter feeds and see your facebook posts. Sometimes, I actually get to talk with you -- or gift of gifts -- see you live-and-in-person. And, I've reflected... I'm going to work on being kinder like you. I know, New Year's Resolutions are tough to keep but this is mine:  I'm going to be kinder next year by following your lead. I'm going to … [Read more...]

Why I’m In Love With George

I think I may be a little in love with George Saunders. When his Tenth of December made a huge splash this year, suddenly he was on every radio and television broadcast worth paying attention to; he was one of Time's 100 Most Influential People of 2013. I love his writing but I think I actually love his direct advice about life more. The big kahuna of all moral questions, as far as I'm concerned, is ego. How do you correct the fundamental misperception that we are all born with -- i.e. I am permanent, I am enduring, I am central? All of the … [Read more...]

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