In a world filled with bad news, tragedy, and unkindness, we want to promote the GOOD AND KIND things people do for others.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Kindness of Arizona high school QB Carson Jones and teammates has gone viral

This is a really neat story about a whole football team that showed kindness to stop the bullying of a fellow student.  We need a lot more kids like this in the world.

Click Here to read the full story.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

A Miracle for Nathan

Saw this today in the newspaper.

 If you were to meet Nathan, you would instantly fall in love with him. Currently 5 years old, he weighs the same as the average 1-year-old at 20 pounds and is 27 inches tall, which is the length of a brand new iMac screen. Apart from his physical trials, Nathan is all personality. He lives with a rare bone condition called Osteogenesis Imperfecta (brittle bones).

Want to be part of a miracle?   Click Here to read the full Article

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Lindsey Stirling, AMAZING "hip-hop violinist"

It has been a really stressful couple of weeks.  It has been depressing to watch the news and search for good news stories amongst all the bad news the past little while.  I finally found a few moments to myself today and happened upon a news story about Lindsey Stirling.  She has taken her talent of playing the violin and turned it into something good and fun to watch.

It was so nice to destress and read about something good in the news!!

This is one of her videos:

To read the full article on her click HERE

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Little Ray of Sunshine

The last little while there has been a lot of sad and depressing things in the news so it has been hard to check the newspaper for good news stories.  The other day I found 2 good news stories and that made me happy to find these little rays of sunshine amidst all the dark clouds of sad news.

The first article is about a family with identical twin girls that both have down syndrome and now find out they both have cancer.  To make matters worse, the dad lost his job so now they are struggling to pay for all the medical bills.  They decided to ask for help through an online fundraiser. They were hoping to raise $1,000-$2,000 instead good samaritans all over the world helped them raise over $25,000.  That made me so happy to see total strangers willing to help out a struggling family.

Click on the title to read the full article:  Family with twins facing incredible challenges receives gift from strangers

Big sister Gabby Tillotson helps to build with large Legos with her sisters Natasha and Abigail, who are identical twins with Down syndrome and suffering from leukemia, Friday, June 22, 2012 at home in Murray. (Scott G Winterton, Deseret News)

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Helping a Family in Need

Diane Aulger and Family

After overcoming a battle with stage 3 colon cancer, Mark Aulger, 52, was suddenly diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis (PF), an often-terminal scarring of the lungs that obstructs the flow of oxygen to the brain and other vital organs. At the time of Mark’s prognosis, his wife, Diane, was carrying their unborn child. On January 16, 2012, Mark’s pulmonologist estimated that Mark had only five or six days left to live.

Having surpassed 37 weeks of pregnancy, Diane’s OB/GYN determined that baby Savannah’s lungs were developed, and Diane elected to schedule an induction at 38 weeks, so Mark could see his infant daughter before his time ran out. Savannah was born on January 18, shortly before Mark slipped into a coma. Five days after Savannah’s birth, Mark passed away, holding his newborn daughter in his arms.

Three months after Mark's untimely death, Diane joined The Doctors to share her story of perseverance, hardship and lost love. Donations to help Diane and her five children can be made by clicking the DONATE NOW button below. For more on Diane's tragic story visit

Click HERE to read more

Sunday, June 10, 2012

A Love Story

This was kind of a fun, feel good story that I found in the newspaper this morning.  It's nice to have good news to read about instead of all the sad and depressing news which there is plenty of!

For a bride on her wedding day the morning is usually reserved for personal wedding preparations, getting hair beautifully coiffed and perfect makeup in place in anticipation of that trip to the altar.

But for Shannon Beasley, 35, Saturday morning began well before 6 a.m. as she joined her fiance, Colby Louis Beal, 25, for stretching and warm-up in anticipation of the open water swim, bike leg and finishing run. Makeup was replaced by beads of sweat as the pair took part in the 4th annual Daybreak Triathlon.

"It's crazy, it is definitely crazy, it may have been a bad idea," said Beasley a few days before the triathlon and wedding ceremony.

Together with close friends and family from the wedding party, the couple embarked on a 750 meter sprint swim, the 23.5K bike race and the 5K finish to the triathlon, all before the planned ceremony in the American Fork Amphitheater Saturday.

To read the rest of the story click HERE

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Kindness in a Track Race

When I heard about the act of kindness this young girl performed in her track race, I was amazed and overcome with emotion.  What a wonderful act of kindness!

Meghan Vogel might have won the state title for the 1600 meter race, but the track star is probably receiving more attention for her extraordinary act of kindness toward another competitor.
After winning her event on Saturday, the Ohio teen was participating in the 3200 meter race when competitor Arden McMath fell just meters from the finish line, the Springfield News-Sun reports.
Vogel soon came to her aid, carrying the fallen runner to the end of the track, where she guided her across the finish line -- ahead of herself.

Click HERE to read the full story.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Community comes together to help family of 6-year-old killed while crossing the street

Students and faculty at Whittier Elementary School are heartbroken by the loss of 6-year-old Ambrosia Amalatitoda .

The little girl was hit while crossing State Street at about 1500 South on March 14, and died the next day. As a way to help students deal with the tragedy the school organized a donation drive for her funeral expenses Friday.

On a cart, a picture of Ambrosia is surrounded by signs of caring along with buckets of spare change and envelopes filled with dollar bills. Dozens of her classmates came forward with money from their piggy banks and their pocket change to help Ambrosia's family. Parents, teachers, and students donated more than $1,000.

This was a hard article to read because I have a 6 year old and I can only imagine the heartache this poor family is going through.  I was happy to see how people are reaching out to help them.

To read the full article in the Deseret News click HERE

Sunday, March 18, 2012

People reach out to a Family who experiences 2 Losses

I was amazed at this blog I found a couple of weeks ago.  First because of  what had happened to their family--first their 10 year old son passed away and then 3 months later the dad passed away.  I can't even imagine the pain and sorrow their family must be going through.  I've been following her blog and I was so impressed that a bunch of people in their community volunteered their time and services to completly finish their unfinished yard for them.  They added special touches like a remembrance garden.  This is truly Kindness in Action!  To read about them click HERE

Monday, March 5, 2012

Week 40--Kindness Challenge--March 5

Memorize the following quote this week: 

 No Act of Kindness, No Matter How Small, is ever wasted!--Aesop

You Made it to the end of the 40 Week Kindness Challenge!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!  Now don't let it stop here--continue to do acts of kindness every week!!

This is ending 4 days before my daughter Janessa's 2nd Angel Birthday.  It is a time of sadness and remembering for me.  I miss my daughter so very much, but, I will forever be grateful that mixed into my sad memories are happy memories of the kind acts that were done for us from people who showed their love for us and Janessa through their kindness.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Monday, February 20, 2012

Week 38--Kindness Challenge--Feb. 20

Ask 2 people about kind acts they have seen or kind things that have happened to them and write them down.

Studies have shown that seeing acts of kindness and hearing about acts of kindness increases your serotonin levels.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Week 37--Kindness Challenge--Feb. 13

Leave encouraging comments on blogs you read this week.


<3 Make it a day of Kindness! <3

Monday, February 6, 2012

Monday, January 30, 2012

Week 35--Kindness Challenge January 30

Open the door or hold the door open for someone at the store, church, school, etc.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Week 34--Kindness Challenge January 23

Hand write some "snail mail" letters to grandparents, other family members, or friends you haven't seen in a while.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Week 33--Kindness Challenge January 16th

Choose to remain silent when someone offends you or does something you don't like.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Week 31--Kindness Challenge Jan. 2

Happy New Year!  This week find 5 thoughts on Kindness and share them with someone.

Because that's what kindness is. It's not doing something for someone else because they can't, but because you can. ~Andrew Iskander
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