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M is for Mend Something That’s Broken #atozchallenge

A hole-filled sock. A ripped seam. An one-armed doll. A ripped page. A shredded heart. Do what you can to mend, fix, put back together what might be broken...whether or not you had a hand in the breaking - it's a kindness. For more on the A to Z Challenge, please go...

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L is for Listen to Understand #atozchallenge

This is a super important one, so...listen up 🙂 Most people I would venture to say, listen to respond. That means that while they seem to be listening to the person that is talking, they are only listening to be able to say something back. This is okay,...

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K is for Kiss Away a Boo Boo #atozchallenge

   Who doesn't remember scraping a knee when they were knee-high to a grasshopper?  Further to the point, who doesn't remember the only thing that made it feel better? Nope, not lidocaine, not a band-aid, and certainly not hydrogen peroxide.  A kiss from mom!...

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J is for Jump In #atozchallenge

When the going gets tough, rough and ugly, the kind thing to do is Jump In and get your hands dirty. If you see someone in trouble, in need of help, do exactly that - help! There are so many situations that come up where people need help. A friend posted on Facebook...

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H is for Hug It Out #atozchallenge

A certain psychologist said we need 12 hugs a day for growth (a little less for maintenance, less than that for survival) -- I even talked about it in this post and wrote a poem about the beauty of an embrace. So for today's kindness, hug it out.  If you see someone...

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F is for Forgive #atozchallenge

This is actually a pretty good follow up to my last post about managing expectations, because as we are human, we are not perfect and sometimes, people make mistakes. So what do we do? Hold a grudge. Rub their noses in it.  Say we let it go but then bring it up again...

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E is for Expectations, Managed #atozchallenge

A blog post title as a play on a certain spell from a certain movie with a wizard in the lead role (mischief, anyone?) leads me to today's act of kindness. Manage your expectations. This includes being clear on what they are to others and most importantly, to...

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D is for Develop a Friendship #atozchallenge

There are a lot of lonely people in this world - and loneliness can oftentimes lead to things that aren't so good. Not only for the lonely person, but for those around them. So for today, the act of kindness I want to encourage is developing a friendship, whether it...

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C is for Call Your Loved Ones #atozchallenge

I know. No one calls anyone anymore, right? We've got email, text, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat...who needs to dial those digits? I mean, does anyone ever use their cell phone minutes these days? The answer I suspect, is hardly anyone. Or at the least, a...

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B is for Bake Cookies for Someone #atozchallenge

When I was in college, my Great Aunt Judy used to send me care packages, complete with her absolutely delicious, never-to-be-replicated Cowboy Cookies, along with some other goodies. Especially during my first year, when I would find myself a little bit homesick,...

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