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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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The DJ Doran Show

Do Something Nice is on the DJ Doran Show!Jeff was honored to be a guest on this Chicago based radio show where he was happy to talk about the Do Something Nice network and what brought everything together. The conversation was amazing and Jeff and DJ covered topics including how the Do Something Nice network came to be, what were some of the things that impacted Jeff to be a good person, and even a little bit about Jeff's experience in running for office. You can watch the YouTube video here (Contains explicit content: Listener discretion is advised): About…

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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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Social Mediation - 060

When we see how much we interact with each other on social media, it just so happens that things will get heated. We also can find ourselves in some heated conversations. This episode shares some tips on how to overcome that and shares some information on someone who helps people rediscover humanity in this all. The quote in this episode is from Albert Einstein: “Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.” If you are interested in checking out Dylan Marron’s podcast called, “Conversations with people who hate me”, you can check it out…

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Support from a new generation - 059

We have the opportunity to set this world up for our youth, but it’s not just us who are trying to make things right, it’s also the younger generation who is taking the initiative to bring kindness in a world that is ready to heal. The quote in this episode is from Helen Keller: “It is not possible for civilization to flow backwards while there is youth in the world. Youth may be headstrong, but it will advance it allotted length” The hashtags mentioned in this show are: #211CHECK #COVID19SS Also the app mentioned in this episode is…

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We want kindness - 058

We have a chance to learn from our mistakes, figure out what didn’t work, throw that out, and start over with so much. We can do things right if we want it and in this episode, Jeff celebrates a few of those who do want it. The quote in this episode is from Thich Nhat Hanh: “Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear hardship today.” If you are interested in learning more about invisible hands, you can follow these links: Website:…

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A tip about kindness - 057

We’ve seen it before, but it never gets old when someone does something kind for other people. This episode shares a tip on how kindness can help a dozen employees and how this is something that can come from anyone when you least expect it. The quote in this episode is from Gene Wilder: “So shines a good deed… in a weary world.” 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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Healing Magic - 056

Magic has the ability to do so much. From teaching you how to make people smile and laugh to learning how to turn around a potentially negative situation. But magic also has real healing powers too. In this episode, you’ll learn how that can be! The quote in this episode is from  Doug Henning: “The art of a magician is to create wonder. If we live with a sense of wonder, our lives become filled with joy.” Looking to get your own swag with the "Do Something Nice for Someone Without Being Caught" design? check out the new swag…

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Coming together - 055

This is a great time to take notice when humanity unites by coming together to help those who are struggling or help those who are helping others. This episode talks about some shining examples of people all over helping or recognizing those in need. The quote in this episode is from Pope Benedict XVI: “A united humanity will be able to confront the many troubling problems of the present time: from the menace of terrorism to the humiliating poverty in which millions of human beings live, from the proliferation of weapons to the pandemics and the environmental destruction which threatens…

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Book Behind Bars - 054

Prison can provide some of the most isolated situations. But it also can provide a lot of time to read books and learn. This episode dives into a program designed to help provide books to those incarcerated in America and emphasizes on the importance of reading for anyone, even if you aren’t in prison but just isolated at home. The quote in this episode is from Erich Fromm: “In times of change, learners inherit the earth” To learn more about the Book Behind Bars program, you can check out their website at: http://booksthroughbars.org/ And as a special…

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Love Rome - 053

You can give money to someone who is hungry or you can make sandwiches for them and their friends! That’s exactly what has been happening in Rome Italy. A place filled with love, and several volunteers who are part of a group called RomAmor. The quote in this episode is from John Bunyan: “You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.” Want to check out RomAmor yourself? You can visit their website at: https://sites.google.com/site/romamoronluseng/ Or go to their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/…

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Stay Strong - 052

We are in need of kindness and the world is looking to you for some of that. But when things get tough, you might need a little pick me up. You are not alone, and this special episode hopefully will share some form of comfort when you yourself need to do a life check. How can you stay strong? This test of will is about learning how to stay strong and that’s what Jeff wants to talk about with you. The quote in this episode is from Bernice Johnson Reagon: “Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you,…

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A great selflessness - 051

We are learning from so many different people especially from teachers. But in this story a teacher learned of someone else’s selflessness that helped her teach her classroom. The quote in this episode is from Nancy Astor: “Real education should educate us out of self into something far finer; into a selflessness which links us with all humanity.” 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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Interview with Jordana Cole - 050

Do Something Nice is celebrating its 50th episode by sharing a special Interview with Jordana Cole! Jordana is a Learning and Development instructor with a Masters of Applied Positive Psychology. And in this episode we talk about her experience and how it plays it’s part in spreading kindness around the world and in our own hearts. The quotes in this episode is from Ralph Waldo Emerson, “The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn” and Seth Godin, “Glow in the dark” Special Guest: Jordana ColeIf you would like to connect with Jordana Cole, you can say hi…

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The man with the golden arm - 049

Donations of all types are welcome in the world, but for one man it’s been a life passion to donate. However, his donations are personal and literally come from his heart. The quote in this episode is from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: “The life of a man consists not in seeing visions and in dreaming dreams, but in active charity and in willing service,” 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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The guardian angel - 048

Amongst us there are people who have what it takes to stand up and be guardian angels for others. This is a story of one of those people. The quote in this episode is from Roma Downey: “I think we all do have a guardian angel. I believe they work through us all the time, when we are thoughtful and good and kind to each other.” 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…

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Won't you be his valentine? - 047

Valentine’s Day is a day that reminds us that there is room for love in the world. But is there enough room for over 300,000 Valentine’s? The quote in this episode is from John Lennon: “Love is a promise, love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear.” You too can send Maj. Bill White a Valentine. If you are interested please send them to: Operation Valentine TTN: Hold for Maj. Bill White, USMC (Ret.) The Oaks at Inglewood 6725 Inglewood Ave. Stockton, CA 95207 Looking to get your own swag with the "Do…

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Quotes to live by part 2 - 046

Jeff reached out and asked for your favorite quotes and he would love to share some of his responses with you. So enjoy some of these quotes and maybe you will find one that will help keep you motivated to do something nice. The quotes in this episode are from some of you! Josie shared one From Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.: “Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe…

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