Your Soul Food for Friday June 26th: One of a KIND

“Kindness is in our power even when fondness is not.”

~Henry James~

This week:

America’s KINDest City?

Make YOUR In-Kind Contribution…

Kind Snacks:

This is great

A One of a Kind Dog:

This will give you a chuckle

A Heartwarming Interspecies Reunion:

Get out the Kleenex!

Bright Colors and Rich Thoughts:

Great Nature for your Nurture


We brag about San Diego as America’s Finest City, but what about America’s Kindest City?

Can we really have a prospering and healthy civic society anywhere in the world, without a strong social fabric weaved together by compassion and kindness?

What could happen if we were just a little bit kinder to everyone we meet?

In the post-recession economy, the brand attribute that moved the most by far is KINDNESS, increasing 341%. This is according to those with access to the largest consumer database on earth!

In difficult times we are reminded of the power of kindness and caring, yet common sense is often uncommon practice.

Let’s change that starting right now…

It doesn’t take much to be kind

A friend of mine Shannon M, has made it her purpose to manifest America’s Kindest city, whose vision is to create a kinder and more sustainable San Diego in the non-profit and for-profit sector for the current generation, and for generations to come.

This is not just a feel good campaign…

Americas’ Kindest City is a strategic approach to corporate social responsibility as a means to ALIGN purpose-driven businesses with nonprofits doing the most measurable and sustainable good. What is corporate social responsibility and why is it so important when doing business? Simply put, CSR is a way for companies to manage how they give back. With the dramatic consumer spend shift towards companies that are KIND & empathetic or  “purpose-driven,” the emerging global economy will soon demand that companies think and do business PURPOSEFULLY.

So what is America’s Kindest City and what do we do? We consult with small, medium and large businesses who want to increase their CSR in more meaningful ways, to become branded as KIND Companies, through the partnership of businesses and nonprofits in mission and value alignment. Additionally, America’s Kindest City offers public relations and marketing services to increase visibility, cost reduction services, credit card processing and employee give back (volunteer) management.

What’s the PURPOSE? To make San Diego KINDER, to then model and mentor this strategy for the rest of America to follow.

“Business as usual” is about to take on a whole new meaning.

Let’s envision for a moment the transformative impact this orientation can make as kindness gets us out of our base selves (me) and into our larger selves (we).

If you are of similar kind,(kind-red spirit) you can join us on Facebook here and now:

Kind Snacks:

Speaking of Kind, if you haven’t tried them yet, KIND snacks are both healthy and not just good for you but good for society.

They sponsored a recent San Diego Non Profits event and their snacks went like hot cakes!

Here is more about them:

Since its founding in 2004, KIND has been on a mission to make the world a little kinder one snack and act at a time.

 All award-winning KIND snacks are made from delicious, wholesome ingredients and are gluten free and non GMO. KIND currently offers six different snack lines including: KIND® Fruit & Nut and KIND® PLUS, two lines of delicious whole nut & fruit bars; KIND® Nuts & Spices, a line of whole nut & spice bars that naturally have only 5g of sugar or less; KIND Healthy Grains® Clusters made from five super grains; KIND Healthy Grains® Bars, a line of crunchy and chewy granola bars; and STRONG & KIND®, a line of savory-flavored bars featuring 10g of protein.

 Through its social mission – known as the KIND Movement – KIND, together with its community, is committed to inspiring kindness through acts big and small. It fulfills this commitment through programming like KIND Causes, which helps individuals and organizations bring their socially-impactful ideas to life with monthly $10,000 grants.  

 To snack happy visit, and to join the community visit

Now also enjoy…

A One of a Kind Dog:

A Heartwarming Interspecies Reunion:

Bright Colors and Rich Thoughts:

Kindness is in our power

Thanks this week go to Shannon M, Logan S, Larry H, Andrea M & every person who practices kindness in thoughts, words and deeds.

Pay it forward!



“Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless” – Mother Theresa

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