Ageless Beauty

Day 242 "We all age, we're all going to die. It's how we get there, and what we make of the trip." - Carmen Dell'Orefice If there was ever a role model of how to stay positive in the face of adversity, and how to make your own luck, Carmen Dell'Orefice might just be the poster child. This …

Thank You, Rio

Day 234 "Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it." - Hebrews 13:2 I had planned to title today's post for the closing of the 31st Olympiad in Rio "Gold Rush." I was going to share the highlights of the games, and …

Role Models

Day 226 “Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.” - James Baldwin Follow your bliss. I believe that's what we're all here to do, but figuring out what that is might be the most challenging part. Once you have figured out what you're passionate about, you are naturally …

Kinder Garden

Day 192 “Live each day as if it’s your last; that was the conventional advice, but really, who had the energy for that? What if it rained or you felt a bit glandy? It just wasn’t practical. The trick of it, she told herself, is to be courageous and bold and make a difference. Not change …

#PrayForPeace

Day 190 "When we leave this planet we are no longer Black/ White/ Yellow/ Red, Jew/ Christian/ Muslim/ Buddhist/etc., or Gay/ Straight/ Bi/ Trans. We are genderless, colourless, dogma-less souls that have occupied a physical shell, for a brief period of time. We are entities that came from creation and will return to it." - …

Karma

Day 161 "Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love." - Lao Tzu Both of my parents have always been involved in community service and helping others, so it's a natural extension that I have a similar mindset. I'm grateful that they have always fostered and encouraged this quality in …

A Slice of Kindness

Day 129 "A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves." - Amelia Earhart I must have been subconsciously thinking of ideas for my tornado-of-kindness campaign today, because I was doing something entirely …

Boomerang

Day 120 "You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late." - Ralph Waldo Emerson I wrote about starting a tornado-of-kindness a few days ago, and since then I keep attracting stories that not only show how a small act of kindness can transform a situation, but I've …