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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 Nashville Dolphins - 109

It’s summer time, and that’s a great time to go swimming! One group is taking swimming to another level of kindness though, and that’s always a good thing! The quote in this episode is from Author Roy T. Bennett: “Always find opportunities to put a smile on someone’s face and to offer a random act of kindness in everyday life.” If you would like to learn more about the Nashville Dolphins, you can visit their website at: nashvilledolphins.org…

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Trooper and Fire Cat - 079

We survive dangerous situations all the time as people, but what about animals? This episode tells the tales of Trooper and Fire Cat. Two animals that survived the California fires. The quote in this episode is from Steve Irwin: “But I put my life on the line to save animals.” Looking to get your own swag with the "Do Something Nice for Someone Without Being Caught" design? check out the new swag available. You can also get 10% by using promo code NICENINJA at checkout!…

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Mia's Cookie Jar - 078

When a mom decides to teach her daughter how to be kind while educating her about what essential workers do, a sweet idea becomes a thing. Listen in to find out who the Queen of Cookie Kindness is! The quote in this episode is from Devin Villa, “Our future depends on what we’re teaching our kids” If you would like to check out Mia’s Cookie Jar for yourself, you can visit her Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/MiasCookieJar3 Looking to get your own swag with the "Do Something Nice for Someone Without Being Caught" design? check…

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Flames of courage - 077

As fires all over rage on, so many people are asked to step up and be courageous while battling one more thing in the world right now. Let’s take a second and recognize those who are stepping up and providing support. The quote in this episode is from Maya Angelou: “Having courage does not mean that we are unafraid. Having courage and showing courage mean we face our fears. We are able to say, ‘I have fallen, but I will get up’” Looking to get your own swag with the "Do Something Nice for Someone Without Being Caught" design?…

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Fostering compassion - 076

Kids and Dogs, Dogs and Kids! Two great combos that believe it or not, when you combine them together, you get a shining example of how to foster compassion. Including those who are in need of a foster home. Listen in to find out what that means! The quote in this episode is from Roger Caras: “Dogs have given us their absolute all. We are the center of their universe. We are the focus of their love and faith and trust. They serve us in return for scraps. It is without a doubt the best deal man has ever made.…

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Another hero in the midst - 075

Life doesn’t always go as planned, but despite all that there are heroes who will set that aside to still help others regardless of the circumstances. Here’s a story that gives an example of that. The quote in this episode is from Christopher Reeve: “A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” Looking to get your own swag with the "Do Something Nice for Someone Without Being Caught" design? check out the new swag available. You can also get 10% by using promo code NICENINJA at checkout!…

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All fingers are not equal - 074

There are a few reasons why our society seems to hold back the progress of education, but it takes someone sometimes with a big heart to make a major investment in the lives of the next generation. This episode shares a store of someone doing just that. The quote in this episode is from Confucius: “Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace.” Looking to get your own swag with the "Do Something Nice for Someone Without Being Caught" design? check out the new swag available. You can also get 10% by using promo code NICENINJA at checkout!…

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Types of Love part 3 - 073

Having a better understanding of love means you also have useful insight into yourself and the world around you. In this final episode out of 3, Jeff covers what Pragma, Philia, and Agape mean. The quote in this episode is from Ewan McGregor: “Above all things I believe in love.” Looking to get your own swag with the "Do Something Nice for Someone Without Being Caught" design? check out the new swag available. You can also get 10% by using promo code NICENINJA at checkout!…

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Types of Love part 2 - 072

Love is confusing and there are reasons why which Jeff covers in part 2 of a 3 part episode. This time he covers Eros and Ludus and explains how they can be a useful tool in love. The quote in this episode is from Laozi: “Loving, hating, having expectations: all of these are attachments. Attachment prevents the growth of one’s true being.” Looking to get your own swag with the "Do Something Nice for Someone Without Being Caught" design? check out the new swag available. You can also get 10% by using promo code NICENINJA at checkout!…

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Types of Love part 1 - 071

It’s time to learn a little bit about love. In the first of three episodes, Jeff dives into a little bit more on what kinds of love is out there. In this episode, he looks at Philautia and Storge. The quote in this episode is from Helen Keller: “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.” Looking to get your own swag with the "Do Something Nice for Someone Without Being Caught" design? check out the new swag available. You can also get 10%…

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Love yourself - 070

You are important, you are amazing, and you are unique. But do you love yourself? This is an important part of helping others and this episode helps point out why. The quote in this episode is from  Lucille Ball:  “Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” If you would like to learn more about the Camp David Pediatric Burn Camp you can visit their site here. Looking to get your own swag with the "Do Something Nice for Someone Without Being Caught" design? check out…

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Addiction of being kind - 069

We are always having chance encounters in our life and we have the chance to either be judgmental or create a friendship. It’s addicting! But not all addictions are good. This episode talks about two people who were faced with that issue. The quote in this episode is from William Butler Yeats: “There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven't yet met.” Looking to get your own swag with the "Do Something Nice for Someone Without Being Caught" design? check out the new swag available. You can also get 10% by using promo code NICENINJA at checkout!…

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Generations of kindness - 068

We forget sometimes that the elderly are a vessel of history and are part of our lives. But through acts of kindness during the CoronaVirus, there are ways we can keep communication open for those who are isolated. This episode shares a story about that concept. The quote in this episode is from Woodrow M. Kroll: “Treat the elderly as a nonrenewable resource; they care!” Looking to get your own swag with the "Do Something Nice for Someone Without Being Caught" design? check out the new swag available. You can also get 10% by using promo code NICENINJA at checkout!…

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She was nice to me - 067

We all need to remember at times that we are talking to people who do want to be nice. If we can’t let them into our lives, what else do we have? Jeff share’s his own reminder of this in this episode. The quote in this episode is from Pierre-Aguste Renoir: “People love to be nice, but you must give them the chance.” Looking to get your own swag with the "Do Something Nice for Someone Without Being Caught" design? check out the new swag available. You can also get 10% by using promo code NICENINJA at checkout!…

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Traditions of kindness - 066

Kindness has been around for as long as humans have been alive, and some traditions of kindness have either recently been created or have been around for a while now. This episode covers some amazing traditions of kindness that you might want to do yourself! The quote in this episode is from Nelson Mandela: "The profound sense that we are human only through the humanity of others; that if we are to accomplish anything in this world, it will in equal measure be due to the work and achievements of others." Oh and if you are interested in the Nguni…

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Dancing Through Life - 065

Jeff was recently asked to review the book called “Dancing Through Life” by Allen T. Brown. Listen in as he shares what he enjoys most about this book and how it is a good read which lines up nicely with the Do Something Nice network. The quote in this episode is from Voltaire: “Every man is guilty of all the good he didn’t do.” Interested in learning more about Allen Brown and his book?You can visit his website at: https://www.allenthomasbrown.com/ You can order your own copy through Amazon or even get it on Audible! Find…

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The Nobleman and the Thief - 064

When you have built a friendship that has a strong bond, it comes with a type of kindness that is hard to forget. This episode shares an example of an unlikely friendship that you are sure to enjoy! The quote in this episode is from Thomas J. Watson: “Don’t make friends who are comfortable to be with. Make friends who will force you to lever yourself up.” If you would like to read the stories from both Philippe Pozzo di Borgo and Abdel Sellou you can find them on Amazon. A Second Wind by Philippe Pozzo di Borgo The…

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Mending faces - 063

Your smile is one of the best features about you, but there are children out there that need help with mending their self-esteem. This episode shares with you an organization that is mending faces… one child at a time. The quote in this episode is from Ralph Waldo Emerson: “The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” To learn more about Uplift Internationale, you can visit their website by going to: upliftinternationale.org Also mentioned…

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Non-Violent Protests - 062

As people stand up for what they believe in, there is a chance we will end up seeing protests. They happen all the time, but we can make a difference and find non-violent ways to make a difference. This episode is encouraging that you find a non-violent way to stand up for your rights. The quote in this episode is from  Martin Luther King: “The method of nonviolent resistance is the most potent weapon available to oppressed people in their struggle for justice and human dignity.” If you are interested in hearing Erica Chenoweth speak at a TED event about…

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Celebrating Milestones - 061

Our graduating seniors and college students are still reaching a milestone in their life this year regardless if they get to actually have a ceremony. But we can still celebrate this moment in their life with them. This episode has a few ideas on how we can do that. The quote in this episode is from Nelson Mandela: “Remember to celebrate milestones as you prepare for the road ahead.” Looking to get your own swag with the "Do Something Nice for Someone Without Being Caught" design? check out the new swag available. You can also get 10% by using promo…

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