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Art Belongs Here - 115

Bringing art to your community makes such a difference to those who live there. Jeff Interviews Amilia Cerney and Matt Kopicko to learn what “Art Belongs Here” is and maybe encourage you to start something where you live! The quotes in this episode are from Brené Brown: “No one belongs here more than you” And Lauren Bacall: “I am not a has been, I am a will be” If you would like to learn more about Art Belongs Here, check out the following information: The 2021 fundraiser for Art Belongs Here is: https://www.customink.com/fundraising/art-belongs-here-2021 The City…

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Live in the Lights -114

Sunlight brings so many good things to the world, including the opportunity to shine a light on those who need it and encourage individuals to find ways on how to solve a much-needed problem. Listen in to learn how one girl made a difference. The quote in this episode is from Bill Drayton: “All the problems sitting there are an invitation for you to be creative, make use of your skills and resources and find a solution.” To learn more about Live in the Lights, you can visit their nonprofit website at https://liveinthelights.org/ You can learn more about…

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Inspiration - 113

There are times that you meet someone who lights your heart with inspiration. And with that inspiration comes a lot of great adventures in your life. This episode shares one example of inspiration. The quote in this episode is from Sonia Sotomayor: "A role model in the flesh provides more than inspiration; his or her very existence is confirmation of possibilities one may have every reason to doubt, saying, 'Yes, someone like me can do this.'" You can learn more about the new network of podcasts we are part of by visiting That’s Not Canon at https://thatsnotcanon.…

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Kind Examples - 112

We all can be Nice Ninjas and do something nice for someone else without being caught. You can also just be kind and just ask the recipient to pay it forward. If you are looking for a few examples of how to do that, then this episode is going to be a good one to listen to! The quote in this episode is from Bob Kerrey, “Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change.” You can learn more about the new network of podcasts we are part of by visiting That’s Not…

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Anonymous Scholarship - 111

School tuition and student debt hinder the dreams of so many. And when an anonymous scholarship becomes a thing, it can change the lives of those who benefit from it. The quote in this episode is from Kahlil Gibran: “A modicum of kindness is more valuable than the greatest intention.” You can also learn more about the new network of podcasts we are part of by visiting That’s Not Canon at https://thatsnotcanon.com/…

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Bird is the word - 110

Have you heard? About the bird? Well that’s the word of this episode and we have a great story to share with you so listen in and enjoy! The quote in this episode is from Lucille Ball, “One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn't pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.” If you would like to learn more about the Dayton Valley Wildlife Reststop or make a donation, you can visit their website at www.daytonvalleywildlifereststop.com to learn more. You…

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The Guy who makes a difference - 108

There are many opportunities to be kind and this episode really points out how taking an opportunity to be kind can make a difference in someone’s life. The quote in this episode is from Catherine Pulsifer: "People appreciate and never forget that helping hand especially when times are tough."…

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Ruby's Rainbow - 107

When support, kindness, and compassion are present when someone needs to be strong, there’s no limit for those who want to live their full potential. And this organization provides just that. The quote in this episode is from Stephen Hawking "Concentrate on things your disability doesn't prevent you doing well and don't regret the things it interferes with. Don't be disabled in spirit as well as physically." If you would like to check Ruby’s Rainbow out, visit their website at https://rubysrainbow.org/…

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No one gets left behind - 106

Often there is a challenge with keeping adopted siblings together, but it’s important. One man decided to make it a point to keep these kids together. The quote in this episode is from David Ogden Stiers: “Family means nobody gets left behind or forgotten.”…

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Supporting HBCUs - 105

It’s still a lopsided topic and when it involves colleges, we may not realize that not all colleges have the same kind of support for their students. One man decided to make a difference in this episode. The quote in this episode is from Nelson Mandela: “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”…

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Love is - 104

Is it awkward to say “I Love You”? In this episode, Jeff shares a speech he gave and talks a little bit about what love means and why you might feel awkward when saying it. The quote in this episode is from Lin -Manuel Miranda "Love, is love, is love, is love, is love, is love, is love, is love. It cannot be killed or swept away”…

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We are strong enough - 103

If you are encountering a challenge in life that is getting the best of you, maybe now is the time to instead learn from it and become strong from it. Each of us has this ability and we are all strong enough to get through it. The quote in this episode is from Gilbert K. Chesterton: “You cannot love a thing without wanting to fight for it.”…

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Thy name is Josh - 102

What happens if you put multiple Josh’s in the same place? Let’s find out! It’s bound to be something worth listening to right?! Right! The quote in this episode is from Robert Redford: “Problems can become opportunities when the right people come together.” If you would like to learn more about the charity that Josh Swain put together, here’s the link: https://www.mightycause.com/story/Joshswainbattle…

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Winter Weather Warning - 101

Texas and Snow. Two things you don’t normally see work well together. This last winter though, it caused a lot of problems, but for one it provided an opportunity to help many who were stuck in the snow. Listen in to hear the who and the how! The quote in this episode is from Eric Maisel: “Life is too short not to create, not to love, and not to lend a helping hand to our brothers and sisters.”…

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Mom knows best - 100

Wow! We made it to the 100th episode! To celebrate, this more lengthy episode is packed with a lot of great ideas and stories brought to you by an amazing guest! If you want to know where Jeff gets his passion for kindness, you’ll want to listen to this one! The quotes in this episode are from: Aesop - “No Act of Kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” Ralph Waldo Emerson - “You cannot do a kindness too soon because you never know how soon it will be too late.” Dr. Seuss -  “Life is too short…

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Good Neighbors - 099

How are you as a neighbor? Are you there for others on your street or block? This episode talks about a caring neighborhood who pitched in to help someone in need. The quote in this episode is from Edward B. Rust Jr.: “The definition of good neighbor is:  someone to be trusted; a courteous, friendly source of help when help is needed; someone you can count on; someone who cares.”…

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Remember your hero - 098

You can do amazing things for people and be remembered for it, and it could be for the simplest of things or something worth one’s life. The quote in this episode is from Joseph Cambell: “A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.”…

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Quotes to live by part 3 - 097

Ready for more quotes?! Well here are few more quotes to live by that you might enjoy! The quote in this episode is from: Albert Einstein: “If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.” Socrates. That quote simply put is, “The unexamined life is not worth living.” Steven Magee: “I spend most of my time with my friend called “Failure” and I really enjoy it when my best friend called “Discovery” drops by for an occasional visit.” Alan Sheinwald: “Life is like butter - when things cool down it can…

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Mully - 096

A person of wealth has an opportunity to make a difference in the world, and in this episode one man is told about doing just that! The quote in this episode is from Abraham Lincoln said, “The most reliable way to predict the future is to create it.” If you would like to visit the foundation website for Mully Children's Family, you can visit it here at https://www.mullychildrensfamily.org/…

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Dedications and support - 095

In this very special episode, a young teenager is gifted with the support he needed and special dedications to show how important he is to his group of friends and family. The quote in this episode is from Deborah Day: “Encourage, lift and strengthen one another. For the positive energy spread to one will be felt by us all. For we are connected, one and all.”…

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A kind debt - 094

Debts seem to always be on our minds and in many situations they can cause so much stress including and especially when it comes to medical debt. One fine Dr. did the unimaginable and this episode highlights what he did. The quote in this episode is from Andy Murray: “I’m incredibly fortunate and it’s important to me to make sure that I give back where I can”…

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Gestures of Kindness - 093

Need some ideas on how to offer a small yet powerful gesture of kindness? Well you’re in luck because this episode is filled with a few examples you can use to help make a difference in someone else's world. The quote in this episode is from Émile Chartier: “When we speak, in gestures or signs, we fashion a real object in the world; the gesture is seen, the words and the song are heard. The arts are simply a kind of writing, which, in one way or another, fixes words or gestures, and gives body to the invisible.”…

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#bekind2021 - 092

With a new year comes a new idea for kindness. If you are on social media as much as most people these days, you may notice that #bekind2021 is starting to become a popular hashtag within the nice ninja community. Join in as Do Something Nice kicks off season 3! The quote in this episode is from George Washington: “Example, whether it be good or bad, has a powerful influence.”…

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Revisit 2020 Vision - 091

Well, it’s time to wrap up 2020 and of course also time to wrap up the second season of Do Something Nice. Listen in as Jeff reflects on a few, just a few, of his favorite episodes for the year! The quote in this episode is from Epicurus: “You don’t develop courage by being happy in your relationships every day. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.”…

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Special Delivery - 090

We don’t often give much thought to the person delivering our packages, but you’d be surprised how kind these individuals can be. This episode gives an example of that. The quote in this episode is from Ralph Waldo Emerson: “The only true gifts are a portion of yourself”…

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