Elementary school rules for kindness

Day 206 of #LiveWell2017 The other day I saw a list of elementary school rules for kindness, and it reminded me of my time spent working in elementary schools a long while ago Can't you just smell the tater tots? Anyway...at one school where I worked the motto was "Work Hard, Be Kind" - a … Continue reading Elementary school rules for kindness

A good morning and a smile!

Day 195 of #LiveWell2017 It was just another ordinary day. I was walking to the Children's Book Bank for my weekly volunteer time, listening through one earpiece to a song on my old iPod. I had already passed several people on the sidewalks as I made my way through the city streets. Most were plugged … Continue reading A good morning and a smile!

New study: Kindness at work benefits everyone

Day 192 of #LiveWell2017 Photo by rawpixel.com on Unsplash A new study published in the journal, Emotion, on June 6th shows that acts of kindness at work benefit the givers, the receivers, and the whole organization. The study, done by researchers from the University of California, included having 19 of the organization's workers act as "givers" of kind … Continue reading New study: Kindness at work benefits everyone

5 stories about kindness

Day 187 of #LiveWell2017 Photo by Joshua Clay on Unsplash Today, I'd like to share a few real-life kindness stories with you. These are small acts that made a big difference. Simple, kind actions. Letter to the editor: 90-year-old writes kindness appreciation letter Kindness rocks in Ohio This guy gave himself a goal of offering random acts of … Continue reading 5 stories about kindness

Eat, drink, give

Day 137 of #LiveWell2017 Have a pint, change the world! Last night I had the opportunity to volunteer at the Oregon Public House in support of The Children's Book Bank. It was my first visit to the Oregon Public House (OPH), and now that I understand their story and have seen how they work, I … Continue reading Eat, drink, give

A little patience

Day 128 of #LiveWell2017 "Patience is not the ability to wait. Patience is to be calm no matter what happens, constantly take action to turn it to positive growth opportunities, and have faith to believe that it will all work out in the end while you are waiting.” ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in … Continue reading A little patience