Archives for Humanity

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Generosity in Children

Often, as adults, it is easy for us to forget how generous in spirit children are when left to their own devises and without the interference of us “well meaning adults.” Our influence upon them can suck the beauty and kindness straight out of those amazing little souls faster than anything I’ve ever seen in ...
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Sharing the love

Sometimes, someone says something in a way that I wish I could or hoped I could or want to, but just can’t. And those are the times that I ask you to read something someone else wrote in the hopes that it can make you feel the way I felt when I read it. So, please ...
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Guns for Circus Tickets: The Nashville Incentive

Back in July, a Nashville church offered an interesting incentive to people in the area to decrease violence:bring in your guns and for every gun you turn in, we’ll give you 5 free tickets to see a circus that is coming to town. When I initially heard about this program, the skeptic inside of me smirked ...
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In the end, only kindness matters: Operation Nice

Jewel’s song “Hands” is one of my favorites because of the line, “In the end, only kindness matters.” If you’ve been around here for a while, you probably know that kindness is, well, pretty important to me. No, I don’t always follow thru with being kind, but nobody does. I try and I think I ...
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A just cause: Puppies Behind Bars

We’ve already hit on my love of Tivo. Over the weekend, I was watching my Tivo’ed episodes and Oprah had a fantastic episode on dogs. Don’t get me wrong, I haven’t forgiven her for the Tonya Harding thing and I still delete more episodes than I watch. However, I have a soft spot in my ...
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Heart attack = kryptonite; Or not! Claudio Vitale may be Superman

Some days, you read stories that are so uplifting that if you don’t share them you feel like you may burst from holding them in. I’ve actually been sitting on this one for days while I worked on other things that needed to be done, but never fear. If my heart suddenly burst, there is ...
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