Coronavirus / COVID-19 / Family / Generosity / Happiness / Healing / Love

Looking for the silver linings during the coronavirus

The pandemic raging out of control, with 1 million new US infections in just 16 days and nearly 150,000 deaths. Unrest in major cities still reeling from the death of George Floyd and the conflicts between protesters and federal agents in Portland. Millions of Americans worried about the looming loss of unemployment benefits and the … Continue reading

Building Harmony / Friendship / Kindness / Kindness & Compassion / Love / Matters of the Heart

Random Acts of Kindness report

My wife and I decided to get a head start on Random Acts of Kindness Week in mid-February. It was fulfilling for us to step outside our immediate cares and concerns to extend a hand to others. Our Kindness Journal was a daily reminder to be considerate of neighbors, assist strangers in need and to … Continue reading

Cancer / Cancer Survivor / Caregiving / Family / Kindness / Love

Team up for a cancer survivor

No one wants to hear the dreaded word cancer, yet everyone should want a group of supporters to help them go through the ordeal. Friends, if you know someone with cancer, please don’t let their principal caregiver carry the burden alone. Caregivers often feel alone, isolated, neglected. You may have the makings for a special … Continue reading

Cancer / Cancer Survivor / Kindness & Compassion / Love / Remission

Cancer survivors: I will lend a hand

By Ron Cooper Cancer remission brings newfound freedom to explore, discover, express. But it also entails responsibility to help others who are in active treatment or are struggling to cope with the remission/recurrence cycle. Five years after my diagnosis, I am still on guard that cancer will return. It has once and aggressive treatment fended … Continue reading

Family / Kindness & Compassion / Love / Matters of the Heart / Nostalgia

Easter egg baskets: It’s never too late!

  By Ron Cooper Easter Day. A middle-aged man carries an armful of wrapped sweets to the checkout counter at a drugstore. Two of them slip from his grasp and tumble to the floor. I stop to retrieve them and casually remark: “Wow, I guess your kids are going to be happy receiving these today!” … Continue reading