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About The Power In You

A soul, like you, that believes in the amazing qualities we share. There are days I grow weary and frazzled from interactions I've had with others. And sure, there are times when I want to curse, yell and shake my fist at people. Let's face it - we are annoying, we get on each others' nerves, we pick, meddle, interfere and say things we later regret. But when we step back and bite our tongue, take a deep, deep breath and react with kindness despite the anger welling up within ... well, it's absolutely amazing what one tiny gesture can do. There is kindness all around us, but most importantly, there is a limitless, infinite amount within us as well.

You mean the word to …

… the hundreds of lives you will one day touch by checking off the organ donor box when you applied for your very first driver’s license this morning.  It could be a teenager, months away from high school graduation.  Or … Continue reading

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You mean the world to …

… the child in your second grade class, the one you didn’t make fun of when he didn’t understand the instructions and painted his fish red instead of purple.  You didn’t hold his art work up above your head for … Continue reading

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You mean the world to …

… the lady on the side of the road selling flowers, the one who you stopped for, the one you bought a yellow rose from and returned it to her as a gift from you.  All the other cars zoomed by … Continue reading

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You mean the world to…

… the new mother who waits patiently out in the waiting room of the neonatal intensive care unit at the hospital, the one you smiled to.  You didn’t say, “That’s all right, your baby was born premature, but will catch … Continue reading

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You mean the world to…

… the family at the shelter where you volunteer, not only for the food you help to serve late into the evenings every Tuesday and Thursday, but also for the time you spend afterwards, reading Dr. Seuss to their two … Continue reading

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You mean the world to…

… the woman who shares the room with your mother at the retirement home, when you also brought her a bouquet of flowers for Mother’s Day.  Maybe her children live too far away and can’t visit, or they did send … Continue reading

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You mean the world to…

… the man you let ahead of you in the line at the Pharmacy.  He didn’t look as if he was in a hurry, but was so appreciative when you offered.  He could have been up all night with a … Continue reading

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