Driving Miss Crazy

Here’s an excellent article about kindness and driving to read as we head into the weekend.

A Year of Living Kindly

“Americans will put up with anything provided it doesn’t block traffic.” (Dan Rather) 

Over the last few years of exploring kindness, writing about it, and occasionally talking about it, one of the most frequent comments I encountered from others was along the lines of, “I think I’m a pretty kind person—except when I’m behind the wheel.”

What is it about driving that can turn a pacifist into a warrior, or transform Prince or Princess Charming into Freddy Krueger? As much as it pains me to say it, there are always going to be some people who will be aggressive jerks under any circumstances—and driving just magnifies that jerkiness to cosmic proportions. But there are also kind and good-natured individuals who transform before our very eyes into sneering auto-crats with the vocabulary of a Quentin Tarantino thug.

Clearly, there is no single reason for the metamorphosis that occurs when…

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Words Matter

Here is another excellent piece from the maven of kindness, Donna Cameron. Her entire blog is filled with such wonderful thoughts, expressed so well, that I can’t say enough about it. Go! Read!

“Kind words can be short and easy to speak but their echoes are truly endless.” (Mother Teresa) I’ve always loved words. There’s a magic to the fact that we can take 26 letters, combine them into s…

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