Tag Archives: random acts of kindness

When God Speaks Through Others

I was having a bad day. There’s a quote from the film, Body Heat, when Ned, played by Bill Hurt, says…sometimes the shit comes down so heavy, I feel like I should wear a hat. It was one disappointment after … Continue reading

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4-Legged Loss

Three animal lovers I know have lost pets during this already challenging time. Kate said good bye to Mollie, her beloved kitty. James, next door, Erin, Patrick the cat’s sister. Danny, the florist, who has two Bull Mastiffs, now only … Continue reading

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The Written Word

The world can be a very cold place, especially of late, so we savor the good and unexpected. I had a woman who follows me write a stray comment that just said…I’m concerned about the girl in the box. It … Continue reading

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A Banana For Your Thoughts

It’s an early misty morning as I go out for a walk, not feeling my best. Before coming home, I stop at the all night fruit stand to buy a banana, to steady myself since I feel a little dizzy. … Continue reading

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Doin the Wave

Whenever I’m coming home from my run, and see the crosstown bus waiting at the light on Fifth, I wave to the bus driver. Why? Oh I don’t know, it’s the pup in me I guess, who’s happy and friendly … Continue reading

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A Heart Pried Open

It’s not easy being sensitive. There isn’t a homeless person that escapes my notice, a blind man I don’t see, or a stray cat under a car wishing I could coax home, so it’s no surprise I spotted Andy. There’s … Continue reading

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On The Train

It’s 4 p.m., not quite rush hour, yet the car is packed. I miraculously get a seat, so happy because now for the next 20 minutes can blissfully read. A young mom with a little girl maybe 5, is squished … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…November 14

Kindness, let’s face it, has been globally down a quart, every man for himself, the world’s new motto. Nowadays when you hold a door, ask how someone is or even say thank you, you’re looked upon as a freak. But … Continue reading

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The Great Wiener Chase

I often write about the very rich and their opulence that can easily turn into the ridiculous, like this morning. A family I’ve never seen, owns 6 miniature Dachshunds walked each morning, faithfully, by a middle-aged Latino man. Today, something … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…September 19

My friend Anna, the Latino Joan of Arc, walking down Madison Avenue, spots a well dressed man on the ground slumped against the side of an apartment building. Mind you it’s the shank of the morning, dozens of commuters flying … Continue reading

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