Posts Tagged ‘Community’
For those of you who read my last post for 2012, you know that I am starting a new blog to share my experiences of hosting international students. If you would like some laughs and maybe some ideas, follow my story at Denver Host Stories. Just click on the link and it will take you to the blog!
Thanks again for the kindness shown on this blog – I am grateful for the friends I have “met” along the way. Hope you’ll stay with me as I journal my experience with international students….
- New Blog For Me (thekindnesskronicles.wordpress.com)
- 40% of foreign students in the US have no close friends on campus: The culture shock of loneliness (qz.com)
From the article “Resolutions That Get Results” on this weekend’s USA Weekend edition:
To Be Happy…Volunteer (and eat lots of fruits and vegetables)
“The upside of volunteering is well-documented… When people contribute to their community or an organization they are passionate about, they lead happier lives, have lower rates of depression and may even live a little longer than those who do not volunteer, according to a research review of more than 50 studies.”
Read the full article HERE.
Make a resolution that can make a difference not only in the lives of others but your life as well. A great way to start the New Year!
Well, I did it – writing or posting something about kindness just about every day in 2012. Some of my travels across time zones made it a little funky to keep track, but at the end of the year, I have 366 posts.
It’s been an interesting journey and I have learned a lot. I have met many great people along the way, and have come to admire so many more who have made me laugh, think, cry – and challenge me to use my imagination and just write! Thanks to everyone who has made the journey with me. I will continue in 2013, although I don’t think I will commit to a daily entry. That proved a bit challenging for me. I will say that I am committed to posting about the things and people I see and hear about that are kind, compassionate, and good. We don’t see enough of that today; we need to hear more good than evil.
I hope you will continue along the way with me. I wish you a very Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year. Not happy in the things you have, but the love you give and get. Not necessarily healthy in body, but definitely in mind and spirit. And not prosperous (only) financially, but in every relationship and decision and choice – may you prosper in your soul.
2013 – it’s going to be a great year!
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.
I 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!
- Fundraiser to be held for Swilling family, Kidney Transplant Fund (independentmail.com)