acts of kindness
There are people who are alone, cold, sad, unwell, or struggling -- and they are all around us. We can help in simple ways.
#WorldKindnessDay is a top trending hashtag all over social media today. People from all over the world come together to create change through kind words and actions. I believe that creating a culture of kindness will replace hate, indifference and apathy.
Kaylee Goemans still can't believe what happened when she recently took her newborn son to the emergency room at her local
Three-year-old Samara was told she shouldn't dress as Queen Elsa, "because she's black" and "black is ugly." The world steps up to brighten her day in the best way possible.
When Josiah Duncan, 5, saw a homeless man outside a restaurant, he didn't just walk by. Instead the Alabama boy decided to show a level of kindness that will restore anyone's faith in humanity.
This collage of kindness was uploaded to YouTube last summer. Since then, it has been viewed nearly 400,000. We think it's
You may recall that in a previous Huff Post story, I reported that my good friend Phil, a 50-something Richmond Hill accountant
The text I received a few minutes later nearly exploded through my handheld and enveloped me in OMGs, thanks yous and plenty of exclamation marks. Reading her words, "You SOOOO just made my day!" planted a huge smile on my face. I imagined my friend's face had a similar expression. Not bad for a 10-second text, eh?
The idea that you are a singular, impermeable being is totally bogus. The choices you make impact more than just you. Whether you see it now, later or never, all of your actions have consequences -- some insignificant, some wondrous and some dire. Everyday, you should -- we all should -- try harder to be better.
In Canada, we have benefits that many people throughout the world do not enjoy, like a robust insurance system and government safety nets. But it is our willingness to step in and help a complete stranger in a time of need that will keep Canada strong as a nation and allow us to weather all storms, big and small.
It;s nice to view this transition from summer to fall as a new beginning. By increasing the positive interactions in our usual network within which we naturally socialize, and extending that kindness to those outside this circle of connections, we gain something by way of old-fashioned good manners and brotherly love, in return.