I'm sick of hearing about bad things happening to good people, cruelness, tragedy, and down right awfulness in the news today. We can't change the world, but if we each start to demonstrate daily acts of kindness, we may just start to make a difference.

November 13 is World Kindness Day, so I decided to do a little research on some easy things I could do to pay it forward. I came across the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation. Their goal is to "inspire a culture of kindness in schools, homes, and communities," and I think this is fabulous. The website has all kinds of great ideas of simple things you can do to brighten someone's day, and ways to get your kids involved too.

May I issue you a mission for today? Check out the list, spread positivity, and ignore negativity today. We may be amazed at what a difference it can make.

Here, I'll even provide you with your first item to add to your kindness to-do list. Mark Friday, December 5 on your calendar. That's the day for the our annual Q98.5 12 Hours of Salvatian Toy Drive at the Lou Bachrodt Automall to benefit the Salvation Army.  The fact is, there are a lot of local families whose children will not have a Christmas without our help. Can you think of a better way to spread kindness than to provide a smile for a child on Christmas morning? I can't! So, over the next few weeks pick up a toy for a needy boy or girl (All ages newborn to pre-teen) and drop it off at the Lou Bachrodt Automall on December 5.There will be plenty of holiday cheer, and no better way to kick off the season of giving!

See you soon, and be kind to each other today.