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Kindness is Contagious
August 2, 2019
Kindness is Contagious: Free phone line spreads message of kindness
Friends are great. They pull us out of our comfort zones and can rope us into almost anything — especially things we wouldn’t be brave enough...
August 2, 2019 - 6:00am
July 19, 2019
Kindness is Contagious: Kids’ coins help recycle kindness
I learned something recently about my 13-year-old son. It turns out the tough guy has a deep streak of nostalgia. Charlie spent the first 10...
July 19, 2019 - 8:00am
July 12, 2019
Kindness is Contagious: Olive's challenge brings out the kindness in all of us
Four years ago in July, I had a breast removed. The diagnosis was stage 2 lobular carcinoma. To you and me, that simply means breast cancer....
July 12, 2019 - 7:10am
July 5, 2019
Kindness is Contagious: D's hugs remind us kindness isn't so hard
Do you ever wonder if your kids or grandkids are going to turn out OK? I’ve spent more hours than I can count worrying about what my kids eat (or refuse to eat). I try so hard not to micromanage them, but gosh it’s hard. When we’re away from the dinner table, I wonder if they're...
July 5, 2019 - 7:22am
June 28, 2019
Kindness is Contagious: Kindness treats strangers as friends
When I was in college, I worked at a place called The Bridge Bar. It was appropriately named since it was indeed tucked next to a big bridge...
June 28, 2019 - 6:40am
June 21, 2019
Kindness is Contagious: Unexpected delays are a good time to look for kindness
It’s June, and yet if you happen to mention the past winter to anyone in North Dakota, you will still hear, “Uff da, the worst we’ve ever...
June 21, 2019 - 6:30am
June 14, 2019
Kindness is Contagious: Jessy's Toy Box brings kindness to sick kids
Have you ever heard of a little boy named Jessy Haberman? Barb Haberman, a summer resident of Detroit Lakes, Minn., introduced me...
June 14, 2019 - 6:45am
June 7, 2019
Kindness is Contagious: Birthday kindness proves giving is better than receiving
I celebrated my birthday at the beginning of May by asking people for ideas of little acts of kindness I could do on my big day. It was fun hearing about all the ways people had celebrated their own birthdays in the past. My favorite ideas came from Pixie Neece, of Fargo, who gathered...
June 7, 2019 - 6:00am
May 31, 2019
Kindness is Contagious: Sometimes, kindness is a perfectly timed surprise
In case you haven’t heard (because I only mention it every 15 minutes or so), I won a car on “The Price is Right.” I wish everyone could have something happen in their lives that brings them the pure joy that this surreal experience brought me.
May 31, 2019 - 6:30am
May 24, 2019
Kindness is Contagious: Kindness sees what others avoid
My friend Heather died of cancer when we were 30. I remember walking through a deli with her when she was deep in the battle. I noticed how other people looked at her out of the corner of their eyes. When my friend noticed another woman wearing a scarf over a bald head, Heather marched...
May 24, 2019 - 10:10am
May 17, 2019
Kindness is Contagious: Kindness appears in a couple of envelopes, whether it's at a garage sale or in the frozen foods aisle
I know there are kind people all over the world, but there are certain things that come across my computer that leave me thinking, “That could only happen in North Dakota.” Or maybe it’s a small-town thing. I don’t really know, but isn’t it nice to hear that goodness still...
May 17, 2019 - 7:00am
May 10, 2019
Kindness is Contagious: Kindness makes English learner feel at home
When I was little, my mom taught English as a second language. Now in her 70s, she continues to teach. She has always had a heart for people...
May 10, 2019 - 7:00am
May 3, 2019
Kindness is Contagious: Bathroom doors are the perfect place for kindness
Be brave. Be kind. Be you. That’s what I’m trying to teach my kids. The message seems to get through to them at home, but the majority of...
May 3, 2019 - 8:30am
April 26, 2019
Kindness is Contagious: Yard signs spread kindness in the entire community
Did you know you can see the crime rate in your neighborhood? If you go online to Trulia, a home buying website, you can click a little button...
April 26, 2019 - 7:00am
April 17, 2019
Kindness is Contagious: Kindness wins the day at 'The Price is Right'
I tease my husband that being on "The Price is Right" was more fun than my wedding night. Luckily, my husband has a sense of humor.Back in February,...
April 17, 2019 - 1:59pm