Spreading Kindness Without Big Commitments

Me & Harper Lee
Bratt Pack Foster Pup

Spreading Kindness Without Big Commitments

When I lived in China, I felt like I was doing big things to make the world a better place. Sure, not as big as some but with every surgery we were able to fund, every child switched over as adoptable, and each item we offered to make their lives easier was all things that added up as making a positive impact.

Now my life is different. It’s quieter. No big things going on here. I focus my volunteer work on dog rescue now, giving my time to do administrative work and using my platform to raise awareness for the doggos that come in and need us. I foster some of them. (have a new one right now) I lead fund-raising campaigns.

It’s all small stuff.

With people, I try to do what I can. That might mean opening my home to strangers, helping someone financially with a need, or using my platform to boost visibility for other authors’ books.

It’s all small things that add up.

You don’t have to dedicate your life to a charity. Or come out of your own pocket to give money to anyone or anything. You can be of service in so many other ways.

Find ways to spread joy! They are everywhere!

Take a shopping cart in for someone.

Check on a neighbor.

Call that family member you haven’t spoken to for a while.

Be the first to say you’re sorry. And mean it.

And always smile at those you meet. Sometimes that is the one act that can change someone’s day.

Good deeds aren’t just what you do for someone else. They will also bring you warmth and joy, because you are helping make the world a kinder place. Make them a habit and each day find one way to make your existence one that matters.

The world needs smiles.

It needs kindness.

And you are here for a reason.


  1. Elaine Askins on September 30, 2022 at 11:29 am

    Well said!

  2. Heather on September 30, 2022 at 10:11 pm

    So true!!!!!!

  3. Sandra Kohn on October 19, 2022 at 4:59 pm

    I love Kay’s work with animals- fostering dogs, as she does can be a spiritual experience, takes a lot of patience, but is rewarding. I loved Kay’s first book “Wish Me Home”! It resonated with me

    In response to Kay’s advice on simple ways to show kindness, it’s so true that giving of yourself
    In small ways lifts the spirit of others Abd yourself as well.

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