Opinion: the tendency of being a negative thinker
Stop the negativity and start spreading joy.Photo by Will Porada on Unsplash. The human brain has a natural tendency to give weight to (and remember) negative experiences or interactions more than positive ones — they stand out more. Psychologists refer to this as negativity bias. (Source.)
Couple marries on plane after multiple flight cancelations and delays
Jeremy Salda and Pam Patterson's first kiss after saying I doJeremy Salda and Pam Patterson. Jeremy Salda and Pam Patterson began dating in August 2020. As their relationship progressed, they decided to get married. They made plans to marry in Las Vegas on April 24, 2022. The couple made sure to have a marriage license reserved, a hotel room booked, and a flight from their hometown of Oklahoma City to Vegas.
What simple gestures can do
I love seeing a simple gesture that has a profound impact. It shows me that making a difference is often so easy. The reason those gestures can have such a big impact is because we all struggle at some point, and small acts of kindness are needed and appreciated. One of the thoughts that I believe strongly in is, that you have no idea what the person next to you is struggling with, so be kind always.
A grocer’s friendship with a child inspires a campaign to celebrate kindness
Close Up Photo of People Doing High FivePhoto by Anna Shvets from Pexels. ”You never know when a moment and a few sincere words can have an impact on a life.” — Zig Ziglar.
Opinion: I met a girl who gave me a band-aid and I never forgot her.
** This is the work of nonfiction based on personal experience; used with permission. In this blog post, I hope to enlighten you on how an act of kindness can impact the world. This article aims to illustrate all the ways that small actions can have huge impacts, starting with one small act that left an impression on someone for life, me.
Teacher walking to school meets kind stranger: "He wanted to pay for the kids' treats"
A stranger's selfless action touched a New York City teacher as she was on her way to school. The woman was carrying supplies and boxes of doughnuts and headed for the Brooklyn school where she gives classes.
Layoffs pave the way to growing business for 27-year-old man: "People around the world need someone like me"
He was laid off twice, but a Louisiana man didn't let that discourage him. He decided to take control of his own fate and turn his side hustles into a successful business. From food delivery to lawn care, home repairs, moving services, and pest control, Tyrone Smith provides a wide range of skills useful for his community.
Man finds wallet in snow, drives to deliver it to family's house: "We shoveled looking for it"
A Maryland family is feeling grateful after a stranger went above and beyond to help them avoid a loss. The story of the kind stranger who wouldn't keep a wallet he accidentally found in the snow touched many hearts, and he gave another lesson on goodwill and the power of kindness.
The power of kindness
In his article, The Urgent Need for Acts of Loving Kindness, Rich Harwood says, “We are failing to see and hear one another. We have forgotten the intrinsic value of one another. Human dignity becomes victim. Today we urgently need more individual acts of loving-kindness.”
Kids’ Advice Hotline Spreads Smiles, Laughter, and Love
After endless news reports of the pandemic, natural disasters, and the war in Ukraine, many folks need a ray of sunshine to brighten their days. Sometimes it’s the little things that can bring out a smile, in this case it’s the little ones.
Mail carrier clears up snow for disabled veteran: "Shocked but grateful"
In Johnstown, Pennsylvania, kindness became action when a mail carrier decided to help out a veteran after a storm added several inches of snow in the area. Terri Halliday, a disabled U.S. veteran, has her home in the 8th Ward. On Saturday, her home alert system went off due to movement right outside her front door. She didn't know what was taking place near her door, so she kept watching on her phone.
The Blessing of the Love of Kindness
Consideration finds somewhere far off something seemingly insignificant to be done, an endowment of affection, and having gotten it done, avoids any acknowledge, continuing ahead with its day, eyes stripped for another open door.
The Homeless Woman Who Was A Temporary Friend
Bag from a Target store(Image is author's) There are many people who will be just temporary friends for a short time in our lives. They might seem like friends for only a few minutes at a restaurant when we encounter a kind person. They could be friends for hours in airports or on airplanes. They could be friends for weeks, months, or years and then leave our lives never to be seen again.
Positive changes require active participants
Photo by Vie Studio from Pexels. With the inception of Covid-19 in 2020, there was a lot of writing going on that year. In March 2021, The New York Times published Still Stuck at Home? It Might Be Time to Work on That Novel: Online writing groups have thrived during the pandemic, with membership fueled by more time at home and fewer to no social obligations.
A random act of kindness can be as easy as small talk
Yesterday, while checking out at the grocery store, I joked with the cashier about all the healthy food in my cart. She chuckled as she scanned bag after bag of chips. I shared that I had a house full of teenagers, and she gave me an understanding nod. We then agreed that the only thing we missed about adolescence was our metabolism.
Rock Hill Hospitality & Community Pride Sends out Hearty Welcome
Catawba River, Rock Hill, South CarolinaPhoto by the author. Hello readers. It’s been a while! I no longer reside in the Asheboro, North Carolina community, where I have lived, worked, and reported local news for the past year. Thank you to the residents of Asheboro for your friendliness in spite of a difficult time for many of you.
Retired mathematician offers free bike repairs for people
“There is nothing more beautiful than someone who goes out of their way to make life beautiful for others” — Mandy Hale. The theme for this article was suggested by a friend of my brother’s who lives in the Maryland suburbs.
A failure of kindness can have lasting effects
Kindness is not always easy. During a stressful workday, it’s hard to be kind to a customer or client who is angry or demanding. It is challenging to speak with kindness when your partner forgets about something important to you.
Bystander Rescues 3 Children From Icy Pond, Police Bring One Back to Life Using CPR
A 23-year-old bystander rescued three children after they fell into an icy pond. Four children, between the ages of four and eleven years old, were playing on an icy pond in Colorado earlier this week when the ice cracked and they fell into the ice-cold waters. That's when Dusti Talavera was watching from her bedroom window, ran downstairs, and ran to the pond to rescue the children before falling in herself.