These stories will change the way you live

The holiday season can be joyful, stressful, difficult or beautiful. It all depends on what you’re going through.

Regardless of your particular circumstances, I have a gift that I believe will brighten your days. The e-version of one of my favorite books, HumanKind: Changing the World, One Little Story at a Time is available for just 99 cents (until December 3rd).

This national bestseller brought tears to my eyes. With uplifting stories of hope and kindness, it’s an antidote to all the negativity in the media and the world, and proof that small acts of kindness can have a ripple effect and transform thousands of lives.

It is also a gift to the Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) mentoring organization. The entire price of the discounted eBook will be donated to BBBS.

Author Brad Aronson was inspired to write HumanKind when his family was going through one of the most difficult times of their lives. His wife Mia was in the midst of two and a half years of leukemia treatment when a patient advocate suggested that Mia, Brad and their five-year-old son Jack create projects that would provide a purpose, a distraction, and a focus for the hours they spend each week at the spent in hospital.

For Brad’s project, he wrote about the small gestures of kindness from friends and strangers that carried his family through Mia’s treatment and recovery.

But once he was done, he felt compelled to move on. What about all the other stories out there? Other stories about seemingly small acts of kindness that had an extraordinary impact, often changing thousands of lives? He decided to seek her out – and these are the golden threads that weave a heartfelt tapestry in this book.

In HumanKind you meet Rita Schiavone, who has decided to cook an extra portion of dinner every night to feed someone in need. Her evening ritual spawned a movement that now provides more than 500,000 meals a year.

You’ll also meet Larry Stewart, who was homeless when he received a $20 gift that inspired him to become an imp man when he got back on his feet. He gave a total of $1.5 million to strangers in need and built a team of thousands who serve as secret Santas in their own communities.

Then there’s six-year-old Gabriel, whose simple request sparked a worldwide charity movement. And these are just a few of the many common heroes you’ll meet.

HumanKind will not only restore your faith in humanity, but inspire you to make your own impact. Each chapter includes a What We Can Do section with practical tips to help you spread kindness in your daily life.

You can purchase a digital copy for 99 cents or a printed copy here: Amazon – Barnes and Noble – ibook – and Kobo.

Or, if you’re looking for an uplifting stocking filler for your whole family, you can buy 5+ printed copies here for $10 each. (All royalties from print sales are also donated to BBBS.)

I hope you enjoy this life-affirming book as much as I do!

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