6 Inspirational People Make Kindness a Way of Life

Kindness quote

These past weeks have been particularly disturbing and stressful so now is a good time to share some of the wonderful nominations we receive at MKRO.  I get to read about inspirational people of all ages doing acts of kindness, large and small every day.  It’s heartwarming and reminds me that most people in our world are really good people.  We hear too much from the extreme voices in the news and social media, but they don’t represent us.  Today I’m sharing with you a few nominations we’ve gotten of people who inspire us with their kind hearts.  I wish we could give all of them Matt’s Kindness Awards, they so deserve it.  

May their kindness ripple forward and inspire all of you.

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15 Quotes for a Kinder 2021

Kindness Quotes
All Photos by Cherie Mason

2020 was an ugly year so to that I say good riddance.  Now that we’re starting a new year, I propose we make 2021 the Year of Kindness.  To get you started, here are 15 quotes that I hope will inspire you to spread kindness where ever you go.  

Plus, you’re in for a visual treat, I’ve included pictures from an amazing photographer with each quote.  My sister-in-law, Cherie Mason, has an incredible talent for creative and inspirational pictures.  I’m happy to share her pictures here but I’d also recommend you go over to her Instagram page and see the rest of her beautiful work.  

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Silver Linings from 2020 to Take Into 2021

In Rush to Return to Normal, Consider which parts of normal are worth rushing back to. by Dave Hollis

2020 has been a truly ugly year and I’ll be glad when it’s over.  But it’s important to recognize the silver linings we found because of 2020 and I’m hoping everyone will stop to think about those things and not drop everything and return to the old normal but give careful consideration to what’s really important.  Continue reading Silver Linings from 2020 to Take Into 2021

Courageous Mom Shares About Her Family

Kelli Lewis and Ahav
Kelli Lewis and her son, Ahav, play basketball. (Bonnie Jo Mount/The Washington Post)

Kelli Lewis is incredibly brave.  She allowed a reporter into her home to share what life is like with her 11-year-old son who was diagnosed with schizophrenia.  She is putting herself out there, and in the process educating so many people who have no idea what it can be like to live with someone diagnosed with serious mental illness.  It’s not something that’s talked about.  There’s a huge stigma around mental illness and she’s opening herself up to all kinds of judgments and opinions from people who have no idea how difficult it can be. 

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So Happy to Announce Two Winners of Our Matt Kurtz Kindness Award for November 2020

Thanks to our generous donors, we are thrilled to announce two winners of our Kindness Award, Sonia Su and Agha Haider.  Both of them go above and beyond to help others and we’re blown away by their compassion, their selflessness, and their ability to get other people to share in their vision of helping those in need.  Their acts of kindness have rippled out and touched thousands of lives.  They’re incredible and we’re so proud to have them as part of our MKRO family.

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The Way Back from All the Divisiveness

Braver Angels

I’m excited to share with you about an organization that blew me away.  It’s started around 2016, but I just found out about them and participated in one of their online zoom debates with 1600 people around the country.  My husband, Ron, also participated, and afterward, he said, “This is the first thing in a very long time that gives me hope that Republicans and Democrats can have civil conversations.”

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50 Ways to Get Wild

Nature

I’ve been thinking about all the people out on the west coast who can’t go outside because of the fires, I’m so sorry.  I just want to say that you’re in our thoughts.  Stay safe.  For the rest of us, much gratitude that you are able to get out and enjoy nature.

There’s no better time than now to get out in nature.  Our world is stressful with COVID, home-schooling, politics, racial injustice, financial worries, social distancing, and more.  Life is stressful, nature heals. 

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