What is the Driver?

Special to Goodology by Donald Paine What was the Driver? For my wife, our ginger (a ten year old golden retriever that as we say is more of a “bronze evader”) and me it was coincidental. Long before even a thought about the solar eclipse was in our viewer, I was scheduled to be teaching…

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Kindness is a Super Power in West Stockbridge, MA

Kindness is the Greatest Power In running for selectman in West Stockbridge, I was told to highlight my experience with managing budgets, negotiating contracts, planning, forecasting, listening to customers and providing stellar customer service presentations.. Yes, my corporate, speaking and entrepreneurial experience is a great asset. It really is valuable. So, it’s good advice! But there’s…

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Third Grade Students Study “The Golden Rule”

Students Produce Poem from “The Golden Rule” A third grade team of students at Muddy Brook Elementary School in Great Barrington, MA are working on a thoughtful project that relates to kindness and the Golden Rule. It is “to develop a unit of study based on Norman Rockwell’s and living illustrator Jerry Pinkney’s work. The unit…

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Core Human Needs: Approval Security Control

Core Human Needs: Approval, Security and Control It is said that every movement and action a human being takes somehow feeds one of these three core human needs (wants): approval, security and control.  Sit with that for a minute. Approval. Security. Control. Approval is the desire to belong or be loved or be validated. We…

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Patriot’s Fan Happy with an Act of Kindness

Patriot’s Fan Happy with an Act of Kindness Joey Jacobsen was 10 years old when the woodcutting accident happened. He’s come a long way since and is happy with an act of kindness from Patriot strong safety Patrick Chung. Here is a note from the Grand Forks Herald: This story of miracles and belief began…

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Dad’s Song Helps Daughter with Bullying in School

Dad Helps Daughter with Bullying in School This little girl was being bullied at school. She said that boys were mean to her and called her names. When she told her dad about it, he did something special. Instead of reacting angrily, he reacted with positive action and beautiful support. This awesome dad wrote a…

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Which Countries are the Best at Helping Others In Need?

Helping Others In Need! The World Giving Index evaluated 160 countries ranking them on three factors: Donating money Volunteering time Helping a stranger Where does your country rank? Can we improve our ranking? Helping Others In Need is GOOD For You! Improving and goodness, it turns out, is good for you. In 2010, researchers produced…

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Dr Wayne Dyer Has Passed

Dr Wayne Dyer It was with great sadness when I found out today that Dr. Wayne Dyer (May 10, 1940 to August 30, 2015) had passed away. I was also a bit surprised. I went on a cruise (a writing cruise) with Dr. Dyer and watched him live a quite healthy life. I know he liked…

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Great-Grandmother Feeds 200 Needy Children Daily

Organization Feeds 200 Needy Children Per Day In Grays Harbor County, Washington there is a grandmother named Phyllis and her team of volunteers living with their eyes wide open. They are making sure that needy children in the county don’t go hungry. Phyllis says, “it’s a depressed area with no business, no industry. There’s no…

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Georgia Football Star is Positive Influence Through Reading

Positive Influence – Be like Malcolm. Here’s a story of positive influence that will make you smile. I didn’t know what to expect when I watched it, but I am impressed by this young man named Malcolm Mitchell. It began with a chance encounter in a Barnes and Noble book store between the young football star…

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