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In Case You Needed a Reason to be Kind…

Seems it’s Random Acts of Kindness week (starting today, February 17).  And that seems like a nice thing to celebrate, doesn’t it? I wanted to share a bit of history about the origins of Random Acts of Kindness but the details are murky.  What I can tell you for certain is that a book titled Random Acts of Kindness was published in the early 1990s and became something of a global...

It’s a Choice, You Know

I feel a need to confess — on many days, everything annoys me. And I mean EVERY. THING. In a number of earlier posts, I discussed the importance of choosing positive thoughts that encourage us instead of negative thoughts that discourage us. I tried to emphasize that this doesn’t mean having a Pollyanna “toxic positivity.” Or pretending to feel a way you don’t really feel. It means that we...

Keep a Gratitude Journal

One effective way to strengthen your capacity for noticing things to be grateful for is to keep a gratitude journal. The goal is to physically record (i.e., write down) up to five things for which you feel grateful — a good event, experience, person, or thing in your life. They can be big things or small things. Although there is no “right” way to keep a gratitude journal, certain...

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