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Aug 4, 2020

A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. --Amelia Earhart

Kindness Is Everywhere
"Let me tell you about Don. He's a retired DC firefighter, about to turn 89, living alone in his Maryland apartment. Father of six, grandfather to a tribe, he's an Irishman, and darn proud of it. Around the start of the pandemic, he dropped me a line out of the blue, a reader offering his take on my novel 'Beneath the Same Stars'. Since then, we've struck up a fairly regular email correspondence. We share stories about family escapades, our bad knees, the loved ones we've lost and are losing, the dear ones who take care of us and bring us joy. We banter about politics and public health and books and the best way to cook broccoli." So begins this brief yet potent exploration by Phyllis Cole-Dai on the power of kindness. [more...]

Take Action:How have you experienced kindness from another recently? How have you offered it to another?

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