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The Case for Kindness

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To listen to this reflection as a podcast, click here. When most people think of Mary Poppins, they smile. They picture the warm-hearted and charming Julie Andrews starring in the Disney adaptation of P.L. Travers’ famous children’s book.  The English nanny, who is “practically perfect in every way,” is blessed with a magic compass, bottomless bag, and an umbrella that allows… Read more »

Be Nice

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Rachel Pine was flying from Los Angeles to New York City.  She noticed that the flight crew looked unusually harried. When the flight attendant came by to see if she had fastened her seatbelt, Rachel reached into her package of Fig Newtons. “Would you like one?” she asked. The flight attendant gratefully received the snack.  Rachel recalls that she almost seemed… Read more »