Kindness A collection of eight articles Where are the helpers? When we feel unsettled by scary news reports, we can take comfort in the words of Mr. Rogers and his mom. A forgiving posture What makes people act rude or insensitive? Awareness Being more aware is not a one-time decision, though. It's an ongoing process. Puppy mind Train your mind like you would train a puppy. A little extra You have the opportunity to make the moment special for whomever you're with. Being generous When I give you a smile, I don't have to give my smile away. Apologies and forgiveness The purpose of your apology is not to lift your burden. It is to acknowledge that you were wrong and to express your regret for what you did. The compassion boomerang Cultivating kindness for yourself may lift a great burden and allow you to contribute to the world more freely and spontaneously.