Posts Tagged ‘Act of Kindness’


Can You Help?


I think I shared this video when CBS Evening News first broadcast the story of a man asking for a kidney for his wife.  That was a few months ago – and Jimmy Sue still hasn’t found a match.

SwillingsI am posting this in the hope that someone who reads this will know someone who knows someone who…well, you get the idea.  This is the type of story that needs sharing – please watch the video and pass it on!


Santa Tracker


Okay, humor me on this one…

English: 2005 NORAD Tracks Santa Logo

English: 2005 NORAD Tracks Santa Logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I thought I would take the time to post this, seeing that we are less than 48 hours away from the big night.  If you have not used this tracker or shown it to your kids – you don’t know what you are missing!  It’s a fun way for kids of all ages to see where Santa is on December 24th, all around the world.  I enjoy it just for the entertainment value.  Begun in 1955 when an incorrect number was published on an ad to call Santa, NORAD took things in stride and created a way for kids to see where Santa is at any given moment on Christmas Eve, anywhere in the world.

From the site:

“The tradition began in 1955 after a Colorado Springs-based Sears Roebuck & Co. advertisement misprinted the telephone number for children to call Santa. Instead of reaching Santa, the phone number put kids through to the CONAD Commander-in-Chief’s operations “hotline.” The Director of Operations at the time, Colonel Harry Shoup, had his staff check the radar for indications of Santa making his way south from the North Pole. Children who called were given updates on his location, and a tradition was born.”

Now I don’t know about you, but that Director of Operations was pretty brave to have little kids keep calling the Commander-In-Chief’s hotline!  Any military guy who goes to that length for kids is alright in my book!

Check out NORAD’s Santa Tracker HERE.


Cops and Kindness

Flag of City of Plano

Flag of City of Plano (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Another story of kindness from Texas – love this stuff!  I think you’ll like this article from U.S. News – read about the cop in Plano who writes a citation and gives the driver something more. What can you do to help someone out this season? (Hint: it doesn’t have to be money!)


In Memoriam


Yesterday I had to do one of the hardest things I know: letting go of my 16+ year old cat and companion before cancer got to him.  The easier thing to do would have been to keep him around for me.  The kinder thing for him would be to go in some peace and not so much pain.  So I did the kinder for him and, with my vet of almost 20 years, we said a tearful goodbye.

Sometimes the kind thing to do is not the easy thing.  And that’s the paradox of kindness – we do it not to necessarily make us feel good, although that sometimes is the result; we act in kindness for the other.

Good night sweet Morice – you will be very much missed…


Kindness and Pets


Orange cat

There has never been a cat
Who couldn’t calm me down
By walking slowly
Past my chair.

~ Rod McKuen

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