How often do you say Thank You? And what does it really mean? (Poem sent to Valdenira by her daughter Raquel, 1999). ” Thank you” is one of those wonderful phrases people use to express a special gratitude. But there’s often a lot more to it than those two words can say. When it comes from […]Read more "Thoughtful Thursday"
I want to continue to share some of the responses that I received when I posed my question to Twitter friends on kindness. Another favorite answer was “Take note of those around you, identifying someone in need and giving up some of your energy for the benefit that person.” How often do we think to […]Read more "Thoughtful Thursday"
As part of my work on this blog, I recently did a crowd-sourcing exercise on Twitter to ask people what kindness means to them. One of my favorite responses was “helping someone who is not in a position to reciprocate. And even if they are in that position not expecting anything back” We live in […]Read more "Thoughtful Thursday"
Have you ever noticed the result of a simple smile? Last night, I stopped by a convenience store to pick up a forgotten item before going home for dinner. I smiled at the checkout clerk and he just lit up and treated me as more than just another customer. Today, while sitting in a doctor’s […]Read more "Thoughtful Thursday"
I’ve learned a lot about cars in the almost 20 years I’ve been married to my husband. And I have a great appreciation for the fraternity made up of “car guys”. If I could pick who my husband spent time with, I’d always pick these guys because their passion and their outlook is contagious. This […]Read more "Road Trip to Morais Winery"
One of the missions of this blog is to promote kindness. So I felt pretty awkward when I realized I had missed World Kindness Day. Celebrated every November 13th, Kindness Day came about when a group of humanitarian groups made a “Declaration of Kindness”. Participants are encouraged to donate books, food or clothing to their local […]Read more "World Kindness Day – November 13th"