Do Something Nice

Do Something Nice

A series of feel good stories to show the world there is still warmth within the hearts of the human race.... Show More

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October 26, 2020 12 min

There’s a lot going on and so much to soak in. The year is almost over and Jeff wanted to take a moment to reflect and share his thoughts. So if you’ll allow him to take some time and be on his soapbox of kindness, listen to his new thoughts on “Vision 20/20”. Plus he has a fun announcement, so listen in! 


The quote in this episode is from Holly Branson: “Just imagine how different the world could be if we all spoke to everyone wi...

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October 19, 2020 11 min

Love letters tell a strong story, and when you come across a good love story, how could you not want to read it? Listen in to find out what that means!

The quote in this episode is from Mary Schmich: “Keep your old love letters. Throw away your old bank statements.”

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October 12, 2020 9 min

One way to show someone how you care is by building them something special. It’s even more special when it’s something they need and you go out of your way to do it for them. This episode shares an example of that!


The quote in this episode is from Jim Rohn: “Whatever good things we build end up building us."

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October 4, 2020 9 min

The pond of kindness may be still until you toss a pebble into it. Then the acts of kindness you proceed to introduce into the pond can leave some pretty impressive ripples that spread out further than you think. Listen in to find out what that means.


The quote in this episode is from Randy Pausch: “Sometimes you can’t pay it back, so you just have to pay it forward.”

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September 27, 2020 7 min

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.”

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September 20, 2020 9 min

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/MiasCookieJ...

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September 13, 2020 9 min

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’”

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September 6, 2020 7 min

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 ...

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August 30, 2020 8 min

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.”

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August 23, 2020 8 min

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.”

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August 16, 2020 11 min

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.”

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August 9, 2020 11 min

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.”

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August 2, 2020 10 min

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.”

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July 26, 2020 7 min

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.”

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July 19, 2020 10 min

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.”

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July 12, 2020 9 min

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!”

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July 5, 2020 12 min

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.”

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June 28, 2020 12 min

 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 thi...

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June 21, 2020 13 min

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?

https://www.allenthomasbrown.com/

 

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June 14, 2020 12 min

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.”

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