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Apply It

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

And Then What?

standing near a misty forest

I must have walked up on a heated political discussion being held by a handful of salt-of-the-earth-looking kind of folks, although unmasked and not socially …

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What is Love?

Teenage boys can be the most loving people on earth sometimes. No. Really. I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about love and kindness lately. …

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Who Gets the Blessing?

inside of car - lady driving

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

lady looking pleasant

“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

plow moving snow

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

carrying coffee in container

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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