Links on Kindness

5 days until Christmas.

12 days until 2016.

I have so many thoughts about 2015, but if one thing is certain, it's that our world could use a little more kindness, both for others and ourselves. Here are some kindness links for your week.

This poem, "In Praise of Small Kindness" makes me cry and inspires me to be kind to people who especially need it.

This graduation speech by writer George Saunders reminds me that our greatest regrets in life are often "failures of kindness."  An important reminder, especially today, not to stand by silent when people are treated with hatred or discrimination.

Finally, I've been trying to be more kind to myself lately, and have found great comfort and inspiration in this podcast and post by writer Elizabeth Gilbert.

Have a lovely Christmas! I hope you get to sleep in, wear warm socks, and eat lots of Christmas cookies. If you're wondering what to make Christmas morning, may I suggest orange blossom brioche french toast or orange cinnamon rolls with eggnog icing?


  1. I love this post! I've actually been working on a new series for my site about kindness for next year so this resonates perfectly with me! Merry merry Christmas!!

  2. I couldn't agree more! I hope you enjoy your holidays and all the best in the new year!