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Holiday segment on Better Kansas City on December 10, 2014.

Adopting a family is a great way to celebrate the spirit of giving and help those in need. What’s the latest trend in this popular holiday activity? The answer might surprise you. Check out the latest video, courtesy of KCTV 5′s Better Kansas City. Adopting a family is a terrific charitable giving activity for donating […]

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Sparkle

“Wait!” I reached across the kitchen counter to stop my daughter’s fork just before it reached the frosting on the top of the last piece of leftover birthday cake. “Don’t take a bite yet,” I said. My daughter knew what was coming. “There,” I said, tucking a single blue candle into the top of  the […]

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Gratitude

“Gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” G.K. Chesterton (1874 – 1936). Sometimes the best words are ones that belong to someone else.    

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End

Is it an end, or a beginning? Sometimes the most worthwhile journeys are the ones that take you right back to the place you started.

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Donating during the holidays
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Green

“Red lights are just part of life,” I said to the girls. We were at a busy intersection, and all three of them were getting restless. The back seat is always smaller when the light is red. “Sometimes,” I said, “you have to let other people get where they are going and wait for the […]

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Laura on Better KC
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Laura on Better KC
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Philanthropy, according to the classic dictionary definition, means "love of humanity" in the sense of caring, nourishing, developing and enhancing "what it is to be human" on both the benefactors' and beneficiaries' parts.

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