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  • Pam Wyngard

Kindness Matters

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”

- Leo Buscaglia

We've been reflecting on the challenging year behind us and how Covid-19 has affected all our lives in one way or another. It may have impacted your job status, your pocketbook, or your mental wellbeing—but regardless, we can all agree it was a difficult year. Overall, we have learned how to function in different and new ways. We’ve finally had time to do those unwanted chores, whip up a few new recipes, and spend more time with our families.

National Random Acts of Kindness Day is coming on February 17th and we were brainstorming the ways we could help someone during this time of need. Participating doesn’t have to take a lot of planning and preparation, or even monetary commitment. I think putting a smile on someone’s face by simply recognizing a co-worker for a job well done, buying a coffee for someone, or shoveling a neighbors driveway would have extra special meaning during these challenging times. Sometimes it's the smallest act that makes the biggest difference in someone's life. If you're struggling with ideas on how you can participate, please go to the bottom of our Programs Page for more examples. We would all benefit from hearing about how you were able to spread joy – so please share your stories on our Facebook page at

Remember to also be kind to yourself, you deserve it!

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