Fred Goff
CEO and Founder of Jobcase
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Small Acts of Kindness might save us

Can we all commit to spending this week doing 1 small act of kindness each day? It could be as simple as waving someone into a lane of traffic, connecting with a barrista and saying thank you by name, - just show some human compassion for one another.
I think this isn't just a nicety - I think it may be profoundly important right now. I confess I turned off the news this wknd. I strive to stay away from the extremism of our political debate these days. I mean, I embrace politics of advocating for workers (I don't see it as left-versus-right issue, I see it as right-versus-wrong, all people can support workers). But, since I help operate a platform built for everyone, I tend to stay away from politics beyond this advocacy. But this weekend I couldn't even watch. I turned off the news this wknd because I weep for the Kurdish mommies and daddies losing their children, for Hevrin who is pulled from her own car, and wince at the thought of a video some misguided group produced which fictionally shows our president violently assaulting his domestic opponents. It all seems too much and leaves me feeling so helpless to change any of it.
But then, I started thinking about Ringo Starr of the Beatles.
Ringo Starr tweets out #PeaceAndLove all the time. It sounds like an echo from another era, and something quaint or even corny. But maybe it's not. Maybe it's the one thing each of us can do. And then I start thinking: Ya know what- he's right. Why is "LOVE" not a national dialogue? Yup - it sounds hokey, yup it sounds idealistic I get it. But it's also what life is about right? So why not put it front and center? So heres what I think. Small acts of kindness is something we all can do today. You and I can't impact national security decisions today and can't stop misguided people from trying to trigger extreme negativity today. But we can start to change the national mood.. today. We can be more tolerant of people around us. We can be kinder to those around us. We can be more helpful to people around us. And maybe, just maybe, act by act, we can change this national mood to a more positive footing. And if that groundswell fails, then at least we help someone else's mood be more positive for a bit in the day -- and, ya know what? I'll take that as a victory too! join me?

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Lamarqus Green
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Surely enough loving the topic and it trips a human mind OUT! 2 dys @go at the grocery store I was in my normal holding mode of becoming the ensured entreprenuer BOSS that I am so a cashier that was closely knitted to another BLESSED cashier that helped me get to working at the same store ensured me 24 cents on my normal tax dollar and I felt SOOOOO BLESSED. So just my luck, yesterday I shopped after my family showered me with enough to stamp shop and gain a 1$ , I asked for her name and left her 2$ back in return for the LOVE of what is GOD. Sounds like a job now. She was her cousin and it very dear to know that it is a small world, she might just be the Aintee of a gifted Adopted GOD daughter! I'll read now!! PEACE & LOVE"?!"

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Patrick Coppedge
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Hello Frederick Goff,

Peace & Love! When has it ever been more necessary? It is becoming rarer that we see news that has a positive, upbuilding and uniting affect. Rather, it has become divisive and negative. And this isn't a matter of local or national, but it is a global epidemic.

Remembering a quote from Abraham Lincoln, " A house divided upon itself cannot stand," all of us know that our country became great because of it's inclusiveness. Today, it is still a great country despite it's divisiveness, although that may not continue if we don't come together and work to fix the many different issues that can potentially affect all life on this planet for not just those alive now, but also future generations. All of this may sound much, but change begins with one positive step forward, one "Act of Kindness."

I'm with you on this positive move to change the national mood Mr. Goff! I have no doubt that there are many others that will join us, after all we are a nation of people who have lead the way for the world with many "Acts of Kindnesses" throughout our history!

Regards,

Patrick Coppedge

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Myles Glasgow
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AS A 77 YEAR OLD RETIRED PHILOSOPHY, THEOLOGY AND LEGAL STUDENT I SUPPORT MS. WILLIAMSON'S DEMOCRATIC CAMPAIGN FOR PRESIDENT BECAUSE SHE IS ENCOURAGING VOTERS TO SUPPORT LOVE AS THE POLITICAL GLUE TO HOLD US TOGETHER. CHURCHES, SYNAGOGUES, AND OTHER RELIGIONS DO SO , WHY NOT POLITICIANS SINCE IT IS WHAT FAMILIES NEED ALWAYS.

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Jose Pena
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That is wonderful. I do believe that an act of kindness does go a long way.

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Shar Rajaram
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I agree ☝️

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Jacqueline Donohue
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Count me in, Fred!

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