I Asked AI to Write About Kindness

hugs of kindness

I’ve been playing around with AI (Artificial Intelligence) trying to understand how it works and seeing if it can be useful, so I asked it to write about kindness.  I was blown away by what it wrote.  Absolutely perfect in every sense.  This is what I asked it to write:  Please generate a 3-4 paragraph kindness article in the style of Matts Kindness Ripples On with the following title, “Why Kindness Matters”. Continue reading I Asked AI to Write About Kindness

Confused About LGBTQ Terms? Me Too


Rainbow Flag - Love Wins

I’ve been confused as to what exactly transgender, nonbinary, queer, cisgender, etc means as I know so many of you are too. When I read about the unprecedented wave of anti-trans legislation across America (400+ anti-trans bills last year), I knew it was coming from a wave of hate and fear. The lack of understanding combined with the misinformation from people trying to turn this into a political issue is creating real damage to our communities and people everywhere.  Continue reading Confused About LGBTQ Terms? Me Too

Cassandra Speaks

Cassandra Speaks by Elizabeth Lesser

I just finished reading a wonderful book, called “Cassandra Speaks: When Women Are the Storytellers, the Human Story Changes” by Elizabeth Lesser. It’s a thought-provoking book that explores the power of storytelling and the values they perpetuate and talks about how women’s voices have been silenced throughout history. This book is about what happens when women are the storytellers too, “when we become the protagonists in the tales we tell about what it means to be human.” Continue reading Cassandra Speaks

#1 Tip for Cell Phone Users

#1 tip for cell phone users

My husband and I were walking along the beach in Costa Rica, when a cell phone, in a waterproof case, washed up on the sand. I picked it up and looked around hoping to see someone who looked frantic, but no one appeared to be searching for a phone. My next thought was to look in contacts to see if there was an ICE (In case of emergency) contact, but unfortunately, the phone was password protected. I figured, I’d keep the phone on me and the person who lost the phone would surely call it – even locked, I’d be able to answer a call. Then I noticed it was on airplane mode, which meant it would not ring.  Continue reading #1 Tip for Cell Phone Users

Help for Serious Mental Illness and Matt’s 38th Birthday

Resource Guide for Serious Mental Illness

Today, Matt would be 38 years old. We’ve had to live 5 years and 9 months without his presence in our lives, without new memories, without his touch and his effervescent smile. We’ve learned how to live and find some happiness in spite of our grief, but there’s not a day that goes by that we don’t hurt from missing him.  We’re grateful for the 32 years of wonderful memories we shared with Matt that make us smile and warm our aching hearts, but we miss him so much.   Continue reading Help for Serious Mental Illness and Matt’s 38th Birthday

A Movie Full of Sweetness

The boy, the mole, the fox and the horse.

Of course, I’m going to love a book that starts out with the main character being asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” and he answers “Kind.” It just gets better from there. The bestselling book, The Boy, The Mole, The Fox, And The Horse by Charlie Mackesy has been made into a short, animated film, and I encourage everyone to watch it. It’s a charming story with a universal message of love, friendship, and hope. 

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Seasons Greetings

Seasons Greetings kindness


seasons greetings kindness


A special treat from us to you, this beautiful song, Angels in Heaven, by Chris Rodrigues and the Spoon Lady. If you’ve never seen her before you’ll be blown away.  Enjoy.


Is there someone who inspires you with their kindness?  Nominate them for the Matt Kurtz Kindness Award of $250.

Do you have an act-of-kindness project you want to do but need help funding it?  Submit your idea for the Matt Kurtz Kindness Grant of $500 and let us help you spread kindness.



It’s that Time of Year . . . . When We Overspend

Holiday DIY Ideas


We get stressed over who to buy gifts for, worrying about forgetting someone, worrying about how much to spend and what gift to buy, and of course, worrying about spending money we can’t afford to please others.  Here’s your reminder that we show our love by giving our time and care, not by buying material goods.  Continue reading It’s that Time of Year . . . . When We Overspend