In a world that feels a little harsh at times, simply hearing about an act of kindness can bathe the darkest of days with hope. That is especially true when it's a gesture filled with such radical compassion as our first story this week. As I read it, I wondered who do you have to be able to do something like that? What kind of heart must one carry to make a life-long decision like this? How do you cultivate that heart? Read on to hear about Mr. Lanning and Damian, and some of the other sweet stories we ran across this week. --Guri
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Editor's Note: In a world that feels a little harsh at times, simply hearing about an act of kindness can bathe the darkest of days with hope. That is especially true when it's a gesture filled with such radical compassion as our first story this week. As I read it, I wondered who do you have to be able to do something like that? What kind of heart must one carry to make a life-long decision like this? How do you cultivate that heart? Read on to hear about Mr. Lanning and Damian, and some of the other sweet stories we ran across this week. --Guri
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Kindness In the News
Damien's math teacher found out that he won't be coming back to school due to a health condition that made it difficult for him to find a foster home. Mr. Lanning made a radical move and adopted him.
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Kindness is Contagious.
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After her workmate passed away, she got in touch with her deceased friend's daughter. She learned that she found a journal and was touched by its contents as she was cleaning out her mother's home.
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What Is Kindness? Teens Respond!
Hugs High School students sit around a table and talk about what kindness means to them. This video shares an insightful look into how they learn, view, and practice kindness at this tough age.
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The Radical Compassion Challenge led by meditation teacher, Tara Brach invites us to reflect on topics, such as embodied presence, self-compassion, seeing goodness, and living with the world in our hearts." Here's more about the 10-day challenge.
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