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  • Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva
    Dealing with difficult people the Buddhist way
    In the mundane world, we deal with difficult people almost on a daily basis. Whether they’re classmates, co-workers, bosses, neighbors, or random people – difficult people are everywhere! As Buddhist, we should know how to deal with...
  • My Unexpected Journey
    My unexpected journey - Cycle 3 update
    The amount of help and kindness in the Cleveland area is amazing. While my care has been at the Cleveland Clinic, this week I went to speak to professionals at University Hospital Siedman Center. Everyone, from receptionists to nurses to...
  • 'Otis and the Scarecrow' by Loren Long: Kindness and compassion in action
    'Otis and the Scarecrow' by Loren Long: Kindness and compassion in action
    Loren Long creates a perfect book for the beginning of the school year with "Otis and the Scarecrow." It's not just that it's about the right time of year; it's that the book is perfect for classroom teachers everywhere to...
  • Random acts of kindness
    Make the world more beautiful with random acts of kindness
    It’s inspiration Sunday here at SpaDelic and I hope you will enjoy our short post and YouTube video entitled Random Acts of Kindness.As we are all aware from constant negative reports on television, radio, social media, reality TV and most...
  • CAOK Pub Crawl to benefit Motor Neurone Disease Association
    CAOK Pub Crawl to benefit Motor Neurone Disease Association
    On Saturday, August 9, spend a night in Brickell enjoying drinks and happy hour specials to support a worthy cause. Conscious Acts of Kindness (CAOK) will host its first Pub Crawl to benefit the Motor Neurone Disease Association. The crawl will...
  • Happy people
    Jesus wants you happy, pt. 2
    Happy are the poor in spirit...(Matthew 5:3).In my last rambling I introduced the question about whether Jesus wants us to be happy. Part of what triggered my thinking about this subject was a new book on the science of happiness called The How of...
  • Glen Campbell's Greatest Hits
    Try a little kindness.
    "If you see your brother standing by the road, with a heavy load, from the seeds he's sowed. And if you see your sister fallen by the way, just stop and say, 'you're goin' the wrong way." These are the words on the radio...
  • Princess
    Lessons of life from a deer
    This last winter, a most beautiful deer would seem to appear out of nowhere, pause, look at me with eyes that seemed to be trying to communicate, and then she would gracefully turn around, and walk away. She had a special style, different from any...
  • Say Something Nice Day: Special Quotes & Sayings About Kindness and Being Nice
    Say Something Nice Day: Special quotes & sayings about kindness and being nice
    Let’s face it. Many of us are overworked, stressed out and dead tired. Who has time for niceties? June 1 is Say Something Nice Day, an annual "holiday" that encourages us all to be nice to one another. The event began in North...
  • Forgiveness (1)
    Forgiveness (1)
    Why do some people like to hold on to bitterness and use it as a weapon on those they know and love? Their pretty easy to spot once you have interaction with them. They don't usually hide it and it appears that they are very comfortable with...
  • Hsi Lao Temple
    Kindness and compassion found at Hsi Lao Temple, Hacienda Heights
    For anyone who shows an interest in Chinese culture and in Buddhism, this is the place to visit. The order’s master, Hsing Yun, is recognized world-wide for his dedication in promoting Humanistic Buddhism.What is Humanistic Buddhism you ask?...
  • What kind of town is Astoria?
    What kind of town is Astoria?
    What kind of town is Astoria?When people ask me what it’s like to live in Astoria, they usually want to know what the people are like. Living in a small town, rather remote from anything very urban or cosmopolitan, Astoria may seem like a...
  • The Lost Art of "Being Thankful"
    The Lost Art of "Being Thankful"
    The lost art of "being thankful"When is the last time you really were thankful someone came to your rescue? Maybe you were needing a ride and your neighbor offered to take you to the grocery store. Maybe you needed a baby sitter at the...
  • Servers Note Patron
    Server's note to patron: Server's kind note to patron's generosity goes viral
    A server’s kind note to a patron who picked up the breakfast tab for an elderly couple has gone viral, and the small gesture is being rewarded thousands of times over as the thoughtful act has been shared across social media.According to...
  • How does one love those who hate?
    Loving the unlikable, loving the people who hate
    In late January, I had the opportunity to twice attend Holy Eucharist at Saint Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in New York City on Park Avenue. I always try to spend time at St. Bart’s when in New York whether for Eucharist, evening...