Tag Archives: Kindness

Teacher Turns 4th Grader’s ‘Worst Day Ever’ Into ‘Best in the World’ With One Promise

As adults, it’s easy to forget just how hard kids have it sometimes. Luckily, one Washington State 4th grade teacher didn’t forget, and went out of her way to turn a student’s day from “worst day ever” to “best in the world.” Tori Nelson is a teacher at Winlock Miller Elementary School in Winlock Washington. […]

Meet the amazing Jamaican woman who adopted and raised 32 kids

Annmarie Richards is a Jamaican woman who came from a broken home, and could not ignore the problems she saw around her every day in Jamaica. Not least of which was how many disadvantaged children she saw every day. Rather than do nothing, she decided to open her heart and take action – adopting as […]

New portable shower solution gives hope for the homeless of San Francisco

Homelessness is a big problem in San Francisco, and one of the major challenges for the homeless there is staying clean and hygienic. In fact, until recently there were only 16 available showers and restrooms for about 7500 to 12000 homeless people. Luckily, someone has come up with a beautiful and simple solution. Check the […]

Honesty Test, How Did We Do?

Are people generally honest? Here’s a great video from one of my favorite YouTube channels testing how many people do the right thing. They tested people by systematically dropping hundreds of identical wallets all around the US, everywhere from Disneyland, to Salt Lake City, and even the Las Vegas strip. Some very interesting findings, and […]

Dog And His Human Save Each Other

This is a fantastic story of a man and his best friend, a rescued pit bull. He was recovering from addiction and she was so shy she hid from him at first. But when they went outside, everything changed, and it set both their lives on a course of exploration and joy. I’ve adopted several […]

Ha Ha Mantra With Gina Fendelman – Could It Help You Heal?

What an interesting way to deal with “serious” issues like disease, financial problems, etc. I couldn’t help laughing along as I watched this video. This takes not taking things too seriously to another level. It’s the first time I’ve heard of this method for groups with chronic illness, although this video is from 2009. Readers, […]

The Lift Garage Is Fixing Cars and People’s Lives

Lift Garage Executive Director Cathy Heying initially knew nothing about car repair. At 38-years-old, she went back to school for auto technology. To date, Cathy and The Lift Garage has saved Minneapolis residents over $30,000 in repair bills. Her mission is to lifts spirits, lives and families through their struggles.

Nurse Who Treated Abused Twin Baby Girls Gives Them Forever Home

When Jess Hamm began her shift as a nurse, she never would have expected it to change her life forever. 14-month-old Delilah was being treated for non-accidental trauma at Wolfson Children’s Hospital. She was extremely underfed, had several broken bones, and a fractured skull. She was so weak she couldn’t even hold her own head up. […]

Student Recycles To Help Smile Train Charity

Recycling can improve the world in many ways. One of our favorites comes from a very caring high school student. Sonali Ranaweera was given $100 as a gift and decided she was going to use that money to help people. That’s when Recycling4Smiles was born. She got the idea to recycle the cans & bottles […]

Performing Arts Camp Helps Children Build Self-Esteem

Celebrating their fifth anniversary, Camp TLC (Together Living a Challenge) believes that when children are delivered hope and happiness through quality “camp like” programming, they develop a renewed sense of self-esteem and hope. Camp TLC brings a performing arts camp to kids who would never get to go to camp, specifically to kids in hospitals […]

Animeals: Feeding The Pets Of Home-Ridden Residents

Animeals is giving Fairfield County, Connecticut residents a chance to spend more time with their pets instead of worrying about what to feed them. After seeing many Meals on Wheels clients were giving their furry friends human food, New Opportunities, Inc. started Animeals – Meals on Wheels for animals! Every month, Animeals receives more than […]

Christmas Smiles Song Raises Money To Fight Cancer

15-yr-old Kate Diaz writes her own music and plays acoustic guitar at venues all over Chicago. For Christmas, Kate decided to write an original song “Christmas Smiles” and donated her entire December earnings to a cancer research charity called CureSearch.

USPS Chief Elf Answers Children’s Letters To Santa

Thousands of children each year send their wishes to Santa. Where do the letters really go? Do they get answered? Did you know there is a Chief Elf at the United States Post Office who help makes children’s holiday wishes come true? Pete Fontana reports directly to Santa as Chief Elf. For the past 21 […]