Be Kind A Year of Kindness, One Week at a Time

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2020-05-05
  • Publisher: Rock Point

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Produced in partnership with the nonprofit organization kindness.org, Be Kind emboldens you to try an act of kindness every week for a year, benefiting others and yourself while deepening connections in your community.

Each of the 52 weeks of kindness includes
a dose of inspiration (a story about when a small act of kindness, an authentic personal gratitude letter that had a big impact, a Q&A, or a quote from a notable thinker); a fascinating statistic or fact about kindness that has been researched by Kindlab, the research arm of kindness.org (e.g. Kindness improves the well-being of both the giver and the receiver.); and a suggestion for an act of kindness to do in one of the following areas:
  • Kindness toward those around you (service workers, colleagues, neighbors)
  • Kindness to self
  • Kindness with kids
  • Kindness as a group
  • Kindness to the environment
  • Cyber-kindness
Fully illustrated, engaging, and inspiring, Be Kind will have you changing not only yourself and your communities, but also the world, one week at a time.

In support of Verizon's A Call for Kindness campaign, we are offering a limited time price reduction on the ebook of Be Kind, available for $2.99 now through July 31, 2021. You can learn, reflect, and do kind acts with the guide of the founders of Kindness.org with 100% of the net profits going to support their classroom curriculum.

Author Biography

Melissa Burmester, co-founder and chief product officer of kindness.org, loves asking questions and building teams to solve complex problems. She is an author, keynote speaker, and start-up advisor. Throughout her career, she has produced content from eight different countries, conducted countless interviews, and amassed over 160 million video views. Working closely with kindness.org's research team to study the impact of kindness, Melissa helps leverage their findings to create new programs that can be implemented in schools and workplaces. She avidly believes that kindness transcends difference. Outside of work, Melissa is passionate about volunteering at organizations focused on disaster relief, education, and ending childhood hunger. You can catch her hosting living room dance parties with her young daughter every Saturday morning.

Jaclyn Lindsey, co-founder and CEO of kindness.org, believes that kindness is humanity's greatest asset. It was this ethos that inspired her to launch kindness.org, a global non-profit building evidence-based programs for kinder classrooms, communities, and workplaces. Jaclyn has spent over a decade in the nonprofit space, where she’s helped raise more than $100 million for domestic and international missions. An author and keynote speaker, she sits on the board of Children in Conflict and is an advisor to Creative Mint and Expectful. When not whiteboarding ways to use kindness for good, Jaclyn loves adventuring around with her husband, Mancel, and son, Abel, and spending time with family, friends, or strangers around a dinner table.

Table of Contents

FOREWORD: The Science of Kindness
52 Weeks of Kindness
WEEK 1: Q & A with Eli
WEEK 2: 1,000 Kilometers of Kindness
WEEK 3: The Gift of Gratitude
WEEK 4: I’ve Got Your Back
WEEK 5: There Is Kindness in Clarity
WEEK 6: Q & A with Carlos Navarro
WEEK 7: The Lasting Warmth of a Simple Gesture
WEEK 8: Appreciating a Stranger’s Generosity
WEEK 9: A Lifetime of Kindness
WEEK 10: Q & A with Eric Hutcherson
WEEK 11: Reconnecting with Mother Nature
WEEK 12: The “F” Word
WEEK 13: You Are Not Alone
WEEK 14: Kindness across Difference
WEEK 15: Mentoring with Thoughtfulness
WEEK 16: A Welcome like No Other
WEEK 17: An Impactful Umbrella
WEEK 18: Q & A with Amy Jo Martin
WEEK 19: A Gift, Not Judgment, for the Mom of a Special Needs Child
WEEK 20: To Spend, to Save, or to Give?
WEEK 21: .Friendship and Inclusion
WEEK 22: The Power of a Power Nap
WEEK 23: A Letter to the Love of My Life, My Kind, Beautiful, and Inspiring Wife, Hellie
WEEK 24: Q & A with Sebastian Terry
WEEK 25: Bonded over Kidneys
WEEK 26: Giving the Gift of Time and Knowledge
WEEK 27: Are You Smiling at Me?
WEEK 28: A Restaurant That Served Dignity
WEEK 29: One Small Act Changed the Course of My Life
WEEK 30: Q & A with Michelle Garside
WEEK 31: The Care Package
WEEK 32: Forgiveness May Take Time
WEEK 33: The Day You Saved My Life
WEEK 34: Thoughts from an Almost Centenarian
WEEK 35: The Lazy Litterer
WEEK 36: Kindness Is a Universal Language
WEEK 37: From Neighbors to Friends
WEEK 38: A Letter to Myself
WEEK 39: Quiet Kindness
WEEK 40: Q & A with Dr. Megan Jones Bell
WEEK 41: Finding Grace When Someone Is Unkind
WEEK42: Kindness Is a Muscle
WEEK 43: Getting Empathy from an Unexpected Source
WEEK 44: Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due
WEEK 45: Kinder.
WEEK 46: Q & A with Tom Tait
WEEK 47: Have I Ever Thanked You?
WEEK 48: Taking the Fear out of Giving Blood
WEEK 49: Q & A with Henry Hitchcox
WEEK 50: Collective Kindness Saves the Day
WEEK 51: Q & A with Eric Ripert
WEEK 52: Dear You

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