Category Archives: Inspiring

Way to Go, Worcester!

Photo by Swaraj Tiwari on Unsplash How one man with big trouble who did what he had to do without complaint inspired a town. This story delighted me. I saw the article at Leo @ Not All News is Bad. … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Trees

I love cherries. My Beloved bought and planted two cherry trees for me. One is healthy, growing fast, and had a big first crop of cherries this year. The second tree is tiny. Shortly after it was planted it partially … Continue reading

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Unfurling

This post is to celebrate all those who are taking the risk to unfurl from a safe bud so the world can experience their beauty. May you find the world appreciative and supportive, and your efforts inspire others to begin … Continue reading

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“Let’s Run Though the Rain!”

A little girl had been shopping with her Mom in Walmart. She must have been 6-years-old, this beautiful red-haired, freckle-faced image of innocence. It was pouring outside. The kind of rain that gushes over the top of rain gutters, so … Continue reading

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I Love this Video

I love this video and I’ll bet most of you will too. Connecting the Dots I Love this Video With Love, Russ

Posted in Acceptance, Adversity, Breakthroughs, Bullying, Challenges, Choices, Commitment, Courage, Following Your Passion, Growth/Learning, Inspiring, LIfe Lessons, My Beliefs, Opportunities, Strength, Success, Vids & Stories That Touched Me | Tagged , , , , | 9 Comments

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

Kindness Was The Name Of The Game

Kindness Was the Name of the Game By Russ Towne In 2012 my wife and I experienced a most unusual baseball game between the Giants and the Yankees. During it we got to see a 5-run homer, a batter run … Continue reading

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A Glorious Idea: Inglorious Fruits and Vegetables

One supermarket chain proves how easy it is to change the perceptions and actions of people where everyone involved wins: http://elitedaily.com/envision/food/supermarket-keep-food-going-waste-video/672280/?utm_source=FBTraffic&utm_medium=fijifrost&utm_campaign=CMfacebook With Love, Russ

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