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I came across this short little video and thought it was lovely. And while the coincidentally-named concept of “Jen” is not about me, I’ll try to live up to it all the same.

“Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.”

― Henry James

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“Be an encourager. Scatter sunshine. Who knows whose life you might touch with something as simple as a kind word.”

― Debbie Macomber

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Today is Random Acts of Kindness Day. I’m not sure what I’ll do, but we have a bunch of cat-related items that could benefit a local animal rescue. 

Maybe you’re tired, stretched thin by the news and the pandemic and the climate and the effort it can take, sometimes, to make one’s way through life. Maybe you don’t think you have anything left to give. 

A newsletter I read sent around a piece that referenced this story:

StoryCorps: In A Jail Sentence, A Veteran’s Redemption — With Help From A Fellow Vet : NPR

As the judge from the linked article said, “We all mess up, we all fall short.” Don’t let that stop you from doing what you can, when you can.

Because kindness always matters, today and every day.

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Transcript available on YouTube, or here: “Failures of Kindness”

Do all the other things, the ambitious things — travel, get rich, get famous, innovate, lead, fall in love, make and lose fortunes, swim naked in wild jungle rivers (after first having it tested for monkey poop) – but as you do, to the extent that you can, err in the direction of kindness

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“…the simplest and most important thing of all: the world is difficult, and we are all breakable. So just be kind.”

― Caitlin Moran

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