Kindness. Is it your #1 Goal?

26d4e3_986d57c43e5b4312b9bfbcb717c5f7f3I’ve been thinking about it a lot. A character trait that is often overlooked. One we take for granted. Kindness.

Ask most people and they’ll tell you they value honesty and loyalty in someone but how often is kindness at the top of the list? How many people rank being kind as one of the most important qualities a person can have?

Since the #RestoringKindness campaign was conceptualized at A&J, the meaning and importance of kindness has been running circles in my head. I see the need for it more than every before. It’s like the contrast on my kindness lens has been cranked way up. I vividly see the dark shadows that are left behind where kindness is absent and the bright light that shines where kindness lives. (more…)

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Can you add to the list? Ideas for Restoring Kindness

JULY is our focus month for #RestoringKindness! Obviously we should all be looking for ways to be kind each and every day but focusing on it for a month can help kick start the habit of looking for ways to care for others.

If you follow along on the RestoringKindness social media accounts, you’ve likely seen Countdown to Kindness ideas on your newsfeed. We listed more than 20 ways to show kindness to those around you. If you missed them, here they are, all in one place!

These ideas are just a fraction of the millions of ways we can spread kindness. We’re sure you have some pretty awesome ideas and we want to hear them! Leave your ideas in the comments section below this blog and we’ll be sure to add it to the list. (more…)

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Answer life’s most persistent and urgent question


“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’ -Martin Luther King Jr.

26d4e3_42070a32a5454170b210bb355bd1fef1It’s not difficult to get caught up in your everyday routine. To sweat the small stuff and stress constantly. But there comes a point, when that tunnel vision must be broken. When we must look up and notice the hundreds of souls we pass each and every day, remembering we’re not the only ones that matter.

As Martin Luther King Jr. so eloquently stated, we must ask ourselves, what are we doing for others? (more…)

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The why behind #RestoringKindness


26d4e3_67d160d7958b402d808a920c6c8ae6ebIf you’re reading this, you’ve likely noticed the hashtag #restoringkindness floating around and chances are you’re curious about how it all started. For the explanation, read on.

The idea to challenge Madison and the surrounding communities to start restoring kindness is grounded in how Kent and Lynn Rawhouser, owners of A&J Specialty Services, Inc. DKI, view life and business. (more…)

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