Tag Archives: kindness

What a Monday!

Tomorrow my company is having the twice-a-year big-deal national meeting.  As a result, this entire week all employees get to wear casual attire (versus the business attire that is usually required Mondays-Thursdays).  So today, instead of having to don a … Continue reading

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Bold benevolence

My employer has a company-wide technology that serves as an internal version of Facebook.  While a good percentage of the items people choose to share within the system are business-relevant, some posts are more “fun” than “work”.  I usually skim … Continue reading

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Thoughtful treats

The company where I work has many employee-run interest groups.  Colleagues come together and connect over a common topic, ranging from diversity issues (i.e., race, gender, sexual orientation), to job skills (like presentation methods), to personal interests (like photography, meditation, … Continue reading

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Intention, compassion, love

While commuting to work this morning, I passed a homeless man.  As I walked by, I made gentle eye contact and gave him a faint smile.  (As I have mentioned before, I try to smile at people I pass by … Continue reading

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Rules

Today at the elementary school where I volunteer, I completed a reading test with a student who is behind in his literacy skills.  This child is a joy to work with: he really wants to learn, and he exerts a … Continue reading

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Sympathetic strangers

[Warning: This post contains curse words.  Please continue reading at your own discretion.] I have been in a piss poor mood for the better part of the day.  My negativity began at 4 am when I woke to find a … Continue reading

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No “Mondays” for me!

I went in to work this morning feeling a little ‘meh’.  I wasn’t 100% healthy: physically I felt tired, lethargic, and congested.  Because my body was fatigued, my mind was also a little “spacey”: mentally I felt a little ‘out … Continue reading

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Perfect timing

A month or two ago one of my blogging friends commented about the children’s book Frederick by Leo Lionni.  I had never heard of the book; upon learning this, my friend urged me to get it and read it tout … Continue reading

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A decade of friendship and love

Ten years ago today a very sweet boy agreed to spend the rest of his life with me.  He likely didn’t know exactly what he was getting in to – but I am deeply grateful he chose to stay with … Continue reading

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Warm welcome

Yesterday was my first official day with my new work team.  As my new supervisor walked in to the office, she stopped by my desk with a little welcome gift: Seriously, could I work with more considerate, thoughtful, genuinely kind … Continue reading

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