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This page features resources and tools for applying compassion and kindness to our personal lives and communities.

Who Gets the Blessing?

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I’m temporarily living in a duplex we own in the small tourist town of Marietta, Ohio. After living 20 years in an old farmhouse surrounded …

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The Importance of Kindness?

This is an animated adaptation of a commencement speech given by George Saunders at Syracuse University, May 2013. Production Cast & Credits: Produced By: Above …

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You Are Invited

To me, one of most interesting ideas that comes from my study of the two birth narratives of Jesus (in the gospels of Matthew and …

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A Lasting Impression

Lady at cafe checking someone out

Autumn is a season that reminds me of kindness. It’s a time of year where I choose to reflect on all the good. Something about …

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Say Nice Things

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“If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all!” I heard that a lot when I was growing up. Apparently, I …

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The Boy in the Storm

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The day of January 25, 1978, had been favorable—rain and fog, a little misty, but the temperature a mild 40 degrees—when I clocked in at …

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Cups of Compassion

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It was a freezing fall morning when I found myself waking up earlier than usual. Yet today it wasn’t to study; it was to have …

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Choose Love

lady outside in winter coat

One bitterly cold February day driving from Wisconsin to Georgia, feeling dispirited by all the dissension and even downright vitriol in the country, I pulled …

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A Spoonful of Kindness

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Snowflakes drifted onto the windshield as the temperature dipped along with the sun. I drug my weak body into the seat, using every ounce of …

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