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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.




Winter Weather Warning - 101

Texas and Snow. Two things you don’t normally see work well together. This last winter though caused a lot of problems, but for one it provided an opportunity to help many who were stuck in the snow. Listen in to hear the who and the how! The quote in this episode is from Eric Maisel: “Life is too short not to create, not to love, and not to lend a helping hand to our brothers and sisters.”


Mom knows best - 100

Wow! We made it to the 100th episode! To celebrate, this more lengthy episode is packed with a lot of great ideas and stories brought to you by an amazing guest! If you want to know where Jeff gets his passion for kindness, you’ll want to listen to this one! The quotes in this episode are from: Aesop - “No Act of Kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” Ralph Waldo Emerson - “You cannot do a kindness too soon because you never know how soon it will be too late.” Dr. Seuss - “Life...


Good Neighbors - 099

How are you as a neighbor? Are you there for others on your street or block? This episode talks about a caring neighborhood that pitched in to help someone in need. The quote in this episode is from Edward B. Rust Jr.: “The definition of good neighbor is: someone to be trusted; a courteous, friendly source of help when help is needed; someone you can count on; someone who cares.”


Remember your hero - 098

You can do amazing things for people and be remembered for it, and it could be for the simplest of things or something worth one’s life. The quote in this episode is from Joseph Cambell: “A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.”


Quotes to live by part 3 - 097

Ready for more quotes?! Well here are a few more quotes to live by that you might enjoy! The quote in this episode is from: Albert Einstein: “If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.” Socrates. That quote simply put is, “The unexamined life is not worth living.” Steven Magee: “I spend most of my time with my friend called “Failure” and I really enjoy it when my best friend called “Discovery” drops by for an occasional visit.” Alan Sheinwald: “Life...


Mully - 096

A person of wealth has an opportunity to make a difference in the world, and in this episode, one man is told about doing just that! The quote in this episode is from Abraham Lincoln said, “The most reliable way to predict the future is to create it.” If you would like to visit the foundation website for Mully Children's Family, you can visit it here at


Dedications and support - 095

In this very special episode, a young teenager is gifted with the support he needed and special dedications to show how important he is to his group of friends and family. The quote in this episode is from Deborah Day: “Encourage, lift and strengthen one another. For the positive energy spread to one will be felt by us all. For we are connected, one and all.”


A kind debt - 094

Debts seem to always be on our minds and in many situations they can cause so much stress including and especially when it comes to medical debt. One fine Dr. did the unimaginable and this episode highlights what he did. The quote in this episode is from Andy Murray: “I’m incredibly fortunate and it’s important to me to make sure that I give back where I can”


Gestures of Kindness - 093

Need some ideas on how to offer a small yet powerful gesture of kindness? Well, you’re in luck because this episode is filled with a few examples you can use to help make a difference in someone else's world. The quote in this episode is from Émile Chartier: “When we speak, in gestures or signs, we fashion a real object in the world; the gesture is seen, the words and the song are heard. The arts are simply a kind of writing, which, in one way or another, fixes words or gestures, and gives...


#bekind2021 - 092

With a new year comes a new idea for kindness. If you are on social media as much as most people these days, you may notice that #bekind2021 is starting to become a popular hashtag within the nice ninja community. Join in as Do Something Nice kicks off season 3! The quote in this episode is from George Washington: “Example, whether it be good or bad, has a powerful influence.”


Season 3 coming soon!

Do Something Nice will be back soon for Season 3!


Revisit 2020 Vision - 091

Well, it’s time to wrap up 2020 and of course also time to wrap up the second season of Do Something Nice. Listen in as Jeff reflects on a few, just a few, of his favorite episodes for the year! The quote in this episode is from Epicurus: “You don’t develop courage by being happy in your relationships every day. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.”


Special Delivery - 090

We don’t often give much thought about the person delivering our packages, but you’d be surprised how kind these individuals can be. This episode gives an example of that. The quote in this episode is from Ralph Waldo Emerson: “The only true gifts are a portion of yourself”


Community Compassion - 089

When communities come together, amazing things can happen. And when one man and his family find they may lose their way of life, it takes a community to help save the day! The quote in this episode is from Coretta Scott King: "the greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members."


Now serving kindness - 088

Restaurants are a great place to bring people together for a meal. But one man’s restaurant did more than bring people together, aimed to help others. But when the pandemic hit, it was his business that needed the help. The quote in this episode is from Mother Teresa: “At the end of life, we will not be judged by how many diplomas we have received, how much money we have made, how many great things we have done. We will be judged by I was hungry, and you gave me something to eat, I was...


The Children's Cabinet - 087

Each year we have an event called Giving Tuesday, and in this episode, I’d like to share one of my most favorite non-profit organizations called The Children’s Cabinet. The quote in this episode is from Samuel Johnson: “He who waits to do a great deal of good at once will never do anything.” To learn more about The Children’s Cabinet and make a contribution: Visit their website at: Facebook: @childrenscabinet Twitter: @ChildrnsCabnt


The Great Derecho - 086

Today is filled with opportunities, and in this episode, even when a natural disaster strikes, one boy has an idea on how to Turn Lemons into Lemonade! The quote in this episode is from Tony Robbins: “Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.”


Signs of being kind - 085

Signs are a way of getting a message across. We see them everywhere, but sometimes it’s nice to see a reminder to be kind. And sometimes a few signs can turn into something big. This episode explains how that can happen! The quote in this episode is from Samson Raphael Hirsch: “If someone is too tired to give you a smile, leave one of your own because no one needs a smile as much as those who have none to give.” If you would like to learn more about the signs made by the Richins...


A foster father's love - 084

Fostering isn’t something that everyone can do, but it’s an amazing chance to help kids who need some love, support, and stability. This week, we can see an example of someone who has made a difference in several lives. The quote in this episode is from Leigh Anne Tuohy: “Families don’t have to match. You don’t have to look like someone else to love them.”


My soapbox of kindness - 083

There’s a lot going on and so much to soak in. The year is almost over and Jeff wanted to take a moment to reflect and share his thoughts. So if you’ll allow him to take some time and be on his soapbox of kindness, listen to his new thoughts on “Vision 20/20”. Plus he has a fun announcement, so listen in! The quote in this episode is from Holly Branson: “Just imagine how different the world could be if we all spoke to everyone with respect and kindness.”