Category Archives: Kindness

Talent – A Book Review

I enjoy writing book reviews for Story Circle Network for so many reasons: I keep up with the latest books by women indie writers; the reviews support the finest Book Review site on the internet for these well- written books … Continue reading

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Ordinary Grace

This afternoon I read Ordinary Grace  by William Kent Krueger, a book that took me to a small town, New Bremen, Minnesota in 1961, where complex tragedy strikes a small family and ripples through the community in astonishing ways. Krueger … Continue reading

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Another Sunday with Nelson

You may remember that every other Sunday, my grand dog, Nelson, spends the afternoon with me while his human, John, goes to Almost Home, our local Humane Society, and walks dogs who are waiting for their forever people to come … Continue reading

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An April, 2009, Tiny Surprise

After a blissful afternoon on the riding mower, the warm sunshine above and the gorgeous Blue Ridge mountains across the road from me, I decided to empty the mower’s utility wagon, which had spent the winter behind the shed overflowing … Continue reading

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A Tiny Story About Compassion

No act of violence is as strong as an act of compassion. I found the words recently on a slip of paper that had fallen between my driver and passenger seats. I didn’t recall writing them, so it must have … Continue reading

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Carol’s Coats

Carol Tyree. We worked together for over a decade. We retired together on the last work day of 2011. She was more deeply devoted to her family and her church than anyone I had known. And we shared several seasons … Continue reading

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My Sunday Visitor

Every other Sunday afternoon I have a visitor named Nelson appear at my door about 3 pm. When I go to the door, his body language communicates sheer joy. (Can you see his tail wagging?) As soon as he steps … Continue reading

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Opening the New Year with Compassion

If you want the world to be happy: practice compassion. If you want to be happy: practice compassion. ~ Dalai Lama I particularly love this time of year, the silent yet stirring segue of the final week of 2015 into … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on Kindness

If ever you feel a need for an infusion of kindness, I have a recommendation for you. For those who know me, you are aware that kindness is a high-priority personal value of mine. Recently, while searching my library for … Continue reading

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A Tale of Three Christmas Trees

  This year our family was scattered for the holidays, so my son, Chip, and I planned to share a non-traditional meal on Christmas afternoon: I’d make creamed turkey with veggies, he’d make crepes, and we’d have cranberry sauce on … Continue reading

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