What is Kindness?

Kindness. We hear this word all the time. Spreading kindness. Showing kindness. Being kind. Still, what exactly does kindness mean? The definition of kindness is the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate—something our world definitely needs more of....

Saying Hi to a Special Stranger

I was sitting in one of my favorite coffee shops catching up on some freelance writing assignments. Like any typical person sitting in a coffee shop catching up on work alone, I wasn’t expecting to be bothered. Unless, of course, a friend walked in. Then I wouldn’t...

Things Are Not Always as They Seem

The Fake Divide All we see on the news all day is how divided the country has become. How can we possibly be a united community or society when everything in the media to point to the contrary? When considering the content you consume, it would be prudent to recognize...

Cards to Inmates: Giving Hope to the Broken

Before I was incarcerated, I assumed that all inmates were bad people who deserved to be locked up. I envisioned men and women who were scary. I thought people who went to prison were hardened criminals, delinquents, society’s worse. I lumped all inmates together in...

An Unexpected Compliment: Showing Your Appreciation

Have you ever felt unappreciated? Maybe you’re a parent who wonders if your children are grateful. Perhaps you’re a friend who is available to comfort and encourage others but find you’re alone when you need a friend. You might be an employee who goes the extra mile...