My Book Project:humankind
When my wife got sick with leukemia, we were overwhelmed by the outpouring of kindness from friends, family members, and complete strangers. They rescued us from a dark time, often with the smallest of gestures. It was during my wife’s treatment that I realized fully, for the first time, how life-changing a small act of kindness can be.
We spent a lot of time in the hospital during Mia’s two-and-a-half years of chemotherapy, during which a patient advocate suggested we create projects to give us a purpose and focus. So I began compiling and writing stories that captured those small acts of kindness that transform lives, as experienced both by our family and others.
The stories in HumanKind are about people who are ordinary yet incredible. You’ll meet the group of grandmothers who regularly trek to Philadelphia from the suburbs to patch up clothes for homeless people; the woman whose decision to make an extra meal to feed someone in need led to a movement that has provided more than 500,000 meals; the nurse whose small gesture helped my entire family; the construction worker whose kindness saved a homeless man during a chance encounter.
The heroes in my book aren’t millionaires. They don’t command an army of helpers or have an abundance of free time. They simply look for little opportunities to make a difference. Their good deeds transform lives and even save them. In some cases, the ripple effect of a single good deed changed thousands of lives.
HumanKind is filled with beautiful examples of human kindness. Stories of empowerment and inspiration. Stories that remind us all over again of our own good fortune and the amazing world in which we live.
"These stories will inspire you to be the difference our world needs."Pam IorioCEO, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America
"HumanKind will lift you up and open your heart. It left me feeling grateful and inspired."Kevin KruseForbes Magazine
New York Times Bestselling Author