Kindness is no more . . . You could be forgiven for thinking this and the images from Europe – the refugees, the tear gas, the barbed wire, the suffering – might seem to support such a view. You’d be mistaken, however. It isn’t the case. Kindness survives. It persists. It endures . . . In our homes. In our communities. In our hearts. … Read More ‘If everyone does a little more for those less fortunate, we’ll have a better society . . .’
Like many, we’ve spent recent days thinking hard about Cecil the lion, Walter the dentist and the events in Zimbabwe that led the former to lose his life for nothing more than the latter’s sport. Like many, we find the episode senseless, beyond understanding and inhumane. Our trademark saying, we are all connected, refers not just to humankind but to all living things, to creatures great and … Read More ‘Everything exists together in a delicate balance . . .’
Terror in Tunisia. In South Carolina, carnage. Isis’ influence all around us, the threat level as high as it has ever been. Life on Earth isn’t always a picnic. For all the pleasure, there is also pain. Hatred. Intolerance. Disaffection. Spite. The easiest thing, perhaps, would be to give up on people, to lose heart and abandon faith. That, in the main, we’re stronger … Read More ‘Walk in somebody else’s shoes, see through their eyes . . .’
You don’t need to be big to make an impact on this world . . . You don’t need special qualifications. You don’t need to be rich. You don’t need to make extravagant or grand gestures. You don’t even need to be a grown up. Take Alex McKelvey, for instance. She possesses the one thing that matters: a kind heart. ‘I just think that, if … Read More The cool thing about kindness? It feels REALLY good!
The people said that it couldn’t be done. His critics called him crazy . . . Yet Dashrath Manjhi could not be deterred. Dashrath Manjhi refused to be beaten. For more than TWO DECADES, using nothing but a hammer, chisel and, at times, his bare hands, Dashrath Manjhi chipped away at the 300-foot mountain that stood between his small village, where the people had no … Read More You can make a difference. You can move mountains.
Kindness. You just need to give a little. It goes an awful long way . . . Chris Rosati has proved as much in recent times, his small deed spreading from North Carolina to Sierra Leone. It’s an act he says proves the Butterfly Effect is rather more than a whimsical notion. Kind actions performed on one side of the planet can impact upon lives on … Read More Take a whole lot of butterflies and get them to flap their wings!
Ever given much thought to how we are all connected? Not just as people, but as a planet? Our lives intertwine, that much is quite clear, even if the precise reasons for that fabled Red Thread remain inexplicable. But everything else, our environment, our existence and all that is going on, both around us and on a global scale? Think about it some time. … Read More This is a small world and we’re all connected together . . .
James Robertson is 56. He lives just outside Detroit, in Rochester Hills. He works the 2-10pm shift at a factory, operating a complicated-looking injection-molding machine. From Mondays through to Fridays, he walks to work. Nothing unusual in that, you might think. You’d be mistaken. You see, James’ commute requires him to travel 21 miles EVERY DAY. On foot. It’s an undertaking he has endured … Read More Kindness is in the air (and it has a habit of finding those who most need it) . . .
Connected? Before you’ve eaten breakfast in the morning, you’ve depended on more than half the world . . .
There’s not a great deal in life that inspires us more than reading about Martin Luther King. Yesterday, we spent a little time doing just that. It was Martin Luther King Day, an annual holiday, held to commemorate his birth (in 1929), after all. It’ll soon be five decades since Dr King died, in 1968, yet his place in our consciousness (both here, in the United States, and … Read More Connected? Before you’ve eaten breakfast in the morning, you’ve depended on more than half the world . . .
Chrisi Kemp had endured another bad morning . . . Her five-year-old daughter, sick for several months, was continuing to cause her mom considerable concern. Unpaid medical bills had begun to pile up. Chrisi had resorted to working six-days-a-week, long shifts as a waitress, in order to make ends meet. That the washing machine had broken down just before she set off for her latest shift at … Read More ‘It’s just crazy, thinking that someone has that much generosity in their heart . . .’