She is currently working hard for her degree in social work. She is a Co-Host of Random Thought Patterns, a Paranormal Podcastwww.randomthoughtpatterns.com and Host of her own pod cast Open Books and Empty Bottles (Instagram and Facebook @OpenBooksEmptyBottles. She loves reading and partaking in physical activities. A single mother of a 12 year old, her main focus is always on family and friends and how she can help them become better people. “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars."
Mark Twain nailed the concept of kindness in one sentence: Kindness is the only language that the deaf can hear and the blind can see. 20 years ago, sifting through a small town library in northwest Iowa, I stumbled upon a book of quotes. At the time I was editor of the weekly newspaper and was always looking for inspiration to pass along to the community. Little did I know that this small book of quotes was going to impact me two full decades later. In one of the sections of the quote book was a particular area that I found myself reading repeatedly. It was the section on kindness. At that time, I was going through some huge personal issues and I was struggling with how to remain open to possibility, keep my motivation high, and how to be a positive influence for my 6 old daughter. Three quotes from that book have stayed with me. “A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.” Steve Maraboli “The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intent