Tag Archives: Caring

Hello Again

It has been nearly a month since my last post. Much has happened during that time. I plan to update you all when I come up for air. It may be another two to four weeks before I get back … Continue reading

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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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Coordinated Kindness Ends Bullying

All it takes is kindness. Sometimes it helps to coordinate the effort. When coordinated kindness occurs, miracles can happen. Below is a link to a great example. http://kindnessblog.com/2014/01/22/football-team-stops-bullying/ With Love, Russ

Posted in Action, Breakthroughs, Bullying, Choices, Commitment, Compassion, Connection/Connecting, Goodness, Grace, Heroes, Inspiring, Kindness, LIfe Lessons, Making the World a Better Place, Miracles, My Beliefs, Photos That Touched Me, Stories That Touched Me, Teamwork, Youth | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Light and Shadows

I believe that kindness is growing faster than hatred, as evidenced by so many examples others doing, sharing news of, and being inspired by kindness. Hatred is gradually being driven to ever-diminishing shadows as the light of love grows brighter. … Continue reading

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“Greater Than Gold” (first draft of a lyric from my poem of the same name)

Greater Than Gold My little girl saw a homeless man Said, “Daddy he looks hungry and thin May I use my allowance To buy a meal for him?” He was surprised when she reached out With a big burger and … Continue reading

Posted in Children, Generosity, Goodness, Gratitude, Making the World a Better Place, My Beliefs, Parenting, Poetry I Wrote, Song Updates, Songwriting Adventure, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 16 Comments

Caring Communications

I saw this on Misifusa’s Blog http://misifusa.wordpress.com/2013/03/25/how-to-speak/ and love it. Caring and showing that I care when communicating are important to me, whether I am speaking, writing, or listening. Thank you for the great reminder, Misifusa!

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Being There and Showing How Much I Care

In a comment from my last post, a reader asked what I did to become a better friend. I thought some of you might also be interested in my reply (with a bit more information added that I thought of … Continue reading

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Terrible Times, and Choices

A recent post discussed difficult times. In the comments section of that post some comments were made something to the effect that difficult times can make someone better and more kind. I agree. Below is part of a reply I … Continue reading

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I Believe

I believe That caring Is closer To the norm Than not Sadly, so are Fear and the feeling Of powerlessness If we empower Those who care And remove the reasons For their fear I believe The world Would improve In … Continue reading

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When I Think Of Gina

The poem below is written for, and dedicated to, Gina, one of my earliest WordPress supporters and a dear friend whom I much admire. Thank you, dear Gina, for making my world better, brighter, and kinder. Russ When I Think … Continue reading

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