Posts Tagged: kindness

Take a look in the mirror, or how to make sure the next Trayvon Martin lives

Trayvon Martin is dead. And he should be alive. While everyone debates the justice of the acquittal we also need to look forward. We need to make sure the next young man walking in his family’s neighbourhood at night will

Take a look in the mirror, or how to make sure the next Trayvon Martin lives

Trayvon Martin is dead. And he should be alive. While everyone debates the justice of the acquittal we also need to look forward. We need to make sure the next young man walking in his family’s neighbourhood at night will

Lee Hodgson: Bags for kids

Meet Lee Hodgson. He’s 42, originally from the UK and currently splitting his time between Indonesia and Malaysia. Lee is a true English lad, with a mischievous smile and a couple of bung knees. And he sews bags. The sight

Lee Hodgson: Bags for kids

Meet Lee Hodgson. He’s 42, originally from the UK and currently splitting his time between Indonesia and Malaysia. Lee is a true English lad, with a mischievous smile and a couple of bung knees. And he sews bags. The sight

Webspiration #7 – Lend a hand, spread some smiles

This week’s webspiration is all about making someone’s day and spreading a little joy. There are a thousand ways to lend a hand or spread some smiles. Here are just a few small ideas: 1.  Make someone’s whole week brighter

Webspiration #7 – Lend a hand, spread some smiles

This week’s webspiration is all about making someone’s day and spreading a little joy. There are a thousand ways to lend a hand or spread some smiles. Here are just a few small ideas: 1.  Make someone’s whole week brighter

Connor and Cayden Long: When you love, you win

If you haven’t heard about the Long brothers yet, you’re in for a treat. Connor is 9 years old and Cayden is 7. They compete together in triathlons. In fact, they recently won Sports Illustrated Kids’ SportsKids of the Year Award. You

Connor and Cayden Long: When you love, you win

If you haven’t heard about the Long brothers yet, you’re in for a treat. Connor is 9 years old and Cayden is 7. They compete together in triathlons. In fact, they recently won Sports Illustrated Kids’ SportsKids of the Year Award. You

You have to be happy to spread happiness

I haven’t posted a blog in a long time. Almost a year actually. There are many excuses for this, I’ve been busy being the most obvious. But the truth is simpler. I haven’t been very happy. This blog is all

You have to be happy to spread happiness

I haven’t posted a blog in a long time. Almost a year actually. There are many excuses for this, I’ve been busy being the most obvious. But the truth is simpler. I haven’t been very happy. This blog is all

Living and dying well

Not every day is filled with laughter. Yesterday I went to a funeral. It was the send off for a friend’s brother, Mark. Hundreds of people had driven to the corner of the city to pay their last respects to

Living and dying well

Not every day is filled with laughter. Yesterday I went to a funeral. It was the send off for a friend’s brother, Mark. Hundreds of people had driven to the corner of the city to pay their last respects to

Everyone has something to give

It is my belief that every person has something to give. And that whatever we can give, we should. Nobody is too small, too young, or too poor to make a difference. Sure, some of us have more than others

Everyone has something to give

It is my belief that every person has something to give. And that whatever we can give, we should. Nobody is too small, too young, or too poor to make a difference. Sure, some of us have more than others

It’s the little things that count

Today I was visiting the Monkey Forest in Ubud, Bali. I learned a lesson from a monkey there – it’s the little things that count. I was meandering through the temples and forest overrun by monkeys and I stumbled across

It’s the little things that count

Today I was visiting the Monkey Forest in Ubud, Bali. I learned a lesson from a monkey there – it’s the little things that count. I was meandering through the temples and forest overrun by monkeys and I stumbled across

Dinka Basuki: Human sunshine

I’m currently in Jakarta on business. Today I met up with a friend. Her name is Dinka and she is like human sunshine. She has a way of brightening the room when she walks in. Dinka and I used to

Dinka Basuki: Human sunshine

I’m currently in Jakarta on business. Today I met up with a friend. Her name is Dinka and she is like human sunshine. She has a way of brightening the room when she walks in. Dinka and I used to

Webspiration #6 – Learning to share

One of the best ways we can improve the quality of life in our communities is to share. Sharing is good because we (a) reduce the demand for raw materials needed to make new ‘stuff’ and (b) spread warm fuzzies. The

Webspiration #6 – Learning to share

One of the best ways we can improve the quality of life in our communities is to share. Sharing is good because we (a) reduce the demand for raw materials needed to make new ‘stuff’ and (b) spread warm fuzzies. The

“But you can’t save the world,” they say

I’ve been volunteering, fundraising, working for charities, and otherwise wearing my bleeding heart of my sleeve for a number of years now. I’ve found that people tend to react in one of several ways when they find out what I

“But you can’t save the world,” they say

I’ve been volunteering, fundraising, working for charities, and otherwise wearing my bleeding heart of my sleeve for a number of years now. I’ve found that people tend to react in one of several ways when they find out what I

We are free to choose

“We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be

We are free to choose

“We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be