Category Archives: Generosity

Way to Go, Toronto!

Photo Credit raw pixel via Unsplash.com An eighteen-year old who desperately wanted to get a job so he could feed his family was caught trying to shoplift the clothes he needed for a job interview. Instead of arresting him, the … Continue reading

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Golden Gifts

    I love the tradition described in the link and snippets below.  May the tradition expand throughout the world. It began in 2014, when a Boston widow carefully wrapped her engagement and wedding rings in paper, along with “a … Continue reading

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Colossal Kindness from a Tiny Town

I believe I may have read at least part of this story before, but I enjoyed (re-?)reading it so much a few minutes ago that I wanted to share it with you. It’s long by social media standards, but I … Continue reading

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An Inexpensive Set of Valuable Lessons

In my last post I mentioned a friend’s story involving homeless people reminded me ozone of my stories which I then re-shared in the post. I liked his story so much that I asked him if I could share it with … Continue reading

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Heartbreak to Lifelong Loving Memories

A friend sent this link to me. The story and photos brightened my day. May they do the same for you. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2962916/Osceola-County-cops-flock-autistic-boy-s-birthday-party-mom-Ashlee-Buratti-revealed-none-classmates-turned-up.html With Love, Russ

Posted in Adversity, Children, Community, Compassion, Connection/Connecting, Generosity, Goodness, Inspiring, Joy & Happiness, Kindness, Making the World a Better Place, Photos That Touched Me, Stories That Touched Me, Teamwork | Tagged , , , , , , | 9 Comments

“Slices of Life” has Been Released!

http://www.amazon.com/Slices-Life-Anthology-Selected-Non-Fiction/dp/1500314447/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1411923074&sr=8-8&keywords=Russ+Towne I’m pleased to announce that Slices of Life has been released and is available on Amazon.com! Slices of Life is an anthology of the selected non-fiction stories. From heart-warming memories of childhood, to humorous perspectives on aging and inspiring … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Children, Connection/Connecting, Courage, Dealing with Pain & Grief, Dreams, Generosity, Grandparenting & Grandkids, Gratitude, Healing, Humor, Inspiring, Joy & Happiness, Kindness, Life, LIfe Lessons, Loss, Love, Making Memories, Making the World a Better Place, Non-Fiction, Non-fiction Stories I've Written, Non-Fiction Writing I've Done, Optimism, Pain & Grief, Parenting, Success, Talent, Teamwork, Time, True Stories I've Written, Truth, Unexpected Pleasures, Writing, Writing Project Updates | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 27 Comments

Many More Opportunites Every Day

I loved this vid, its message, and the looks on the man’s face. I believe you will too. http://www.viralnova.com/homeless-surprise/#.U93CKpLsws8.facebook

Posted in Beauty, Change, Choices, Compassion, Creativity, Generosity, Goodness, Inspiring, Joy & Happiness, LIfe Lessons, Making the World a Better Place, Music, My Beliefs, Stories That Touched Me, Teamwork, Vids & Stories That Touched Me, Youth | Tagged , , , , , | 13 Comments