In Pursuit of Happiness

pursuit of happiness | love is the new currency

In the United States, the pursuit of happiness is stated as one of our inalienable rights in the Declaration of Independence, yet I can’t remember the last time that it was an expressed consideration in developing our government policies.
In contrast, in the Himalayan country of Bhutan, with its predominantly Buddhist culture, the focus of its public policies

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Stand Strong

stand strong | clouds

The sun was shining today – a day of warmth, light, promise . . . until the news announced 49 innocent lives lost, 53 more at risk of their health and possible survival – all transformed forever. Life changes in a moment. What we held dear can be gone at the speed of a bullet

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Life is Sweet! Tweet! Tweet!

life is sweet | love is the new currency

It seems like a lot of tweeting going on in the cyber world. But are you feeling more, or less, connected? Perhaps in our attempt to ‘not miss anything’, we are missing what’s really important – the simple things in life that can give us the greatest joy. Last week my friend and I went

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Kindness Starts With Me

Kindness Starts With MeHelping Children to Walk a Path of Kindness

I grew up in easier times. Although most of us never talked about kindness, we lived by The Golden Rule, treating others with respect and caring. It was a simple life where neighbors knew and helped each other, we were safe at home and at school, and we felt cared for, with a roof over our heads, enough food to eat, and someone to turn to in times of trouble.

Fast forward to today’s world where it’s sometimes difficult to feel positive and hopeful – especially after reading the daily news. How can we create a more loving world for children who may not have the support systems that we grew up with? We can each make a difference in our own unique way. In fact, most often it is the simplest things that people have said or done for us that have changed the focus or direction of our lives. Read More


The “Kindness Starts With Me” Website Has Launched!

Kindness Starts With Me by Linda CommitoBe sure to visit the site and share it with a friend!

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Linda Commito author of Love is the New Currency

      Staff Reports
      Redstone Review  
      Lyons, Colorado
      August 14th/September 18, 2013 edition

No matter where we turn, we hear stories about how bad it is “out there.” Linda Commito’s award winning Love Is the New Currency is a book about how good it is “in here” – inside the circle of love, compassion, and human connection that is created when we open our hearts to each other. The author has been on a passionate quest for the past three years to document stories of people who are making positive changes in simple, yet extraordinary ways.  In this book, she explores what everyday people are finding hopeful in their lives and what they are doing to create it.    Read More…

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Share your stories!
Who knows, they could be in the next book!

We don’t need money to contribute to the well-being of others. Intangible gifts of the heart – laughter, joy, gratitude, kindness or simply withholding judgment – can be a currency of love that offers immeasurable service.

What is your “currency of love” and how are you sharing it with others?    

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If you have or know any children who are making a positive difference in their world,
please submit their stories here.

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