Kindness at Amusement Parks

Recently, I have spent a lot of time at amusement parks. They are exciting and supposed to be some of the happiest places in the world. Families and friends of all kinds come together at these tourist destinations to have the vacation of a lifetime. However, theme...

Mark Twain on Kindness

There is a famous quotation often attributed to Mark Twain. It goes like this: “Kindness is language the deaf can hear.” The quote is often shared as if being spoken by Twain. Truth be told, we have no record of him ever saying it. If imitation is the most sincere...

How to Stop Hurtful Conversations

Gossiping about others is a habit that many of us fail to fix. It can be so tempting to share judgmental thoughts to another person, but just because the person you’re talking about can’t hear you doesn’t make it okay. You wouldn’t want others saying rude things about...

The Power of Education: How Learning Can Make the World a Kinder Place

“Upon the subject of education … I can only say that I view it as the most important subject, which we as a people may be engaged in.” —Abraham Lincoln All over the world, it is believed that a solid education is the key to open the doors of opportunity and success....

Five Ways Dogs Teach us Kindness

My first dog, Max, I got in the first grade. He lived until after I went to college. There was never a more gentle and faithful animal. Max was also an educator on kindness. Captain Beefheart once said that the kindness of dogs teaches us the way that humans should...