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A series of feel good stories to show the world there is still warmth within the hearts of the human race.

A series of feel good stories to show the world there is still warmth within the hearts of the human race.


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A series of feel good stories to show the world there is still warmth within the hearts of the human race.




Types of Love part 1 - 071

It’s time to learn a little bit about love. In the first of three episodes, Jeff dives into a little bit more on what kinds of love is out there. In this episode, he looks at Philautia and Storge. The quote in this episode is from Helen Keller: “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.”


Love yourself - 070

You are important, you are amazing, and you are unique. But do you love yourself? This is an important part of helping others and this episode helps point out why. The quote in this episode is from Lucille Ball: “Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.”


Addiction of being kind - 069

We are always having chance encounters in our life and we have the chance to either be judgmental or create a friendship. It’s addicting! But not all addictions are good. This episode talks about two people who were faced with that issue. The quote in this episode is from William Butler Yeats: “There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven't yet met.”


Generations of kindness - 068

We forget sometimes that the elderly are a vessel of history and are part of our lives. But through acts of kindness during the CoronaVirus, there are ways we can keep communication open for those who are isolated. This episode shares a story about that concept. The quote in this episode is from Woodrow M. Kroll: “Treat the elderly as a nonrenewable resource; they care!”


She was nice to me - 067

We all need to remember at times that we are talking to people who do want to be nice. If we can’t let them into our lives, what else do we have? Jeff share’s his own reminder of this in this episode. The quote in this episode is from Pierre-Aguste Renoir: “People love to be nice, but you must give them the chance.”


Traditions of kindness - 066

Kindness has been around for as long as humans have been alive, and some traditions of kindness have either recently been created or have been around for a while now. This episode covers some amazing traditions of kindness that you might want to do yourself! The quote in this episode is from Nelson Mandela: "The profound sense that we are human only through the humanity of others; that if we are to accomplish anything in this world, it will in equal measure be due to the work and...


Dancing Through Life - 065

Jeff was recently asked to review the book called “Dancing Through Life” by Allen T. Brown. Listen in as he shares what he enjoys most about this book and how it is a good read which lines up nicely with the Do Something Nice network. The quote in this episode is from Voltaire: “Every man is guilty of all the good he didn’t do.” Interested in learning more about Allen Brown and his book? You can order your own copy through Amazon or even get it...


The Nobleman and the Thief - 064

When you have built a friendship that has a strong bond, it comes with a type of kindness that is hard to forget. This episode shares an example of an unlikely friendship that you are sure to enjoy! The quote in this episode is from Thomas J. Watson: “Don’t make friends who are comfortable to be with. Make friends who will force you to lever yourself up.”


Mending faces - 063

Your smile is one of the best features about you, but there are children out there that need help with mending their self-esteem. This episode shares with you an organization that is mending faces… one child at a time. The quote in this episode is from Ralph Waldo Emerson: “The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”


Non-Violent Protests - 062

As people stand up for what they believe in, there is a chance we will end up seeing protests. They happen all the time, but we can make a difference and find non-violent ways to make a difference. This episode is encouraging that you find a non-violent way to stand up for your rights. The quote in this episode is from Martin Luther King: “The method of nonviolent resistance is the most potent weapon available to oppressed people in their struggle for justice and human dignity.”


Celebrating Milestones - 061

Our graduating seniors and college students are still reaching a milestone in their life this year regardless if they get to actually have a ceremony. But we can still celebrate this moment in their life with them. This episode has a few ideas on how we can do that. The quote in this episode is from Nelson Mandela: “Remember to celebrate milestones as you prepare for the road ahead.”


Social Mediation - 060

When we see how much we interact with each other on social media, it just so happens that things will get heated. We also can find ourselves in some heated conversations. This episode shares some tips on how to overcome that and shares some information on someone who helps people rediscover humanity in this all. The quote in this episode is from Albert Einstein: “Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.”


Support from a new generation - 059

We have the opportunity to set this world up for our youth, but it’s not just us who are trying to make things right, it’s also the younger generation who is taking the initiative to bring kindness in a world that is ready to heal. The quote in this episode is from Helen Keller: “It is not possible for civilization to flow backwards while there is youth in the world. Youth may be headstrong, but it will advance it allotted length”


We want kindness - 058

We have a chance to learn from our mistakes, figure out what didn’t work, throw that out, and start over with so much. We can do things right if we want it and in this episode, Jeff celebrates a few of those who do want it. The quote in this episode is from Thich Nhat Hanh: “Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear hardship today.” If you are interested in learning more about invisible...


A tip about kindness - 057

We’ve seen it before, but it never gets old when someone does something kind for other people. This episode shares a tip on how kindness can help a dozen employees and how this is something that can come from anyone when you least expect it. The quote in this episode is from Gene Wilder: “So shines a good deed… in a weary world.”


Healing Magic - 056

Magic has the ability to do so much. From teaching you how to make people smile and laugh to learning how to turn around a potentially negative situation. But magic also has real healing powers too. In this episode, you’ll learn how that can be! The quote in this episode is from Doug Henning: “The art of a magician is to create wonder. If we live with a sense of wonder, our lives become filled with joy.”


Coming together - 055

This is a great time to take notice when humanity unites by coming together to help those who are struggling or help those who are helping others. This episode talks about some shining examples of people all over helping or recognizing those in need. The quote in this episode is from Pope Benedict XVI: “A united humanity will be able to confront the many troubling problems of the present time: from the menace of terrorism to the humiliating poverty in which millions of human beings live,...


Book Behind Bars - 054

Prison can provide some of the most isolated situations. But it also can provide a lot of time to read books and learn. This episode dives into a program designed to help provide books to those incarcerated in America and emphasizes on the importance of reading for anyone, even if you aren’t in prison but just isolated at home. The quote in this episode is from Erich Fromm: “In times of change, learners inherit the earth”


Love Rome - 053

You can give money to someone who is hungry or you can make sandwiches for them and their friends! That’s exactly what has been happening in Rome Italy. A place filled with love, and several volunteers who are part of a group called RomAmor. The quote in this episode is from John Bunyan: “You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.”


Stay Strong - 052

We are in need of kindness and the world is looking to you for some of that. But when things get tough, you might need a little pick me up. You are not alone, and this special episode hopefully will share some form of comfort when you yourself need to do a life check. How can you stay strong? This test of will is about learning how to stay strong and that’s what Jeff wants to talk about with you. The quote in this episode is from Bernice Johnson Reagon: “Life’s challenges are not supposed...