"An elegant, wise book of love in action."— Deepak Chopra
"The most uplifting and life-affirming book in years."— Forbes
"The absolute best way to feel better about life."— Jane Green, Author of 18 New York Times bestsellers
All author royalties go to Big Brothers Big Sisters.
This Wall Street Journal Bestseller, USA Today Bestseller and Canadian Book Club Awards Winner is filled with true stories about how one small deed can make a world of difference. “Elegant and wise” (Deepak Chopra), “The most uplifting and life-affirming book in years” (Forbes). Humankind is the heartwarming, feel-good book that we all need right now.
Brad Aronson’s life changed in an instant when his wife, Mia, was diagnosed with leukemia. After her diagnosis, Brad spent most of the next two and a half years either by her side as she received treatment or trying to shield their five-year-old son, Jack, from the worst of Mia’s illness. Amid the stress and despair of waiting for the treatment to work, Brad and Mia were met by an outpouring of kindness from friends, family, and even complete strangers.
Inspired by the many demonstrations of “humankindness” that supported their family through Mia’s recovery, Brad began writing about the people who rescued his family from that dark time, often with the smallest of gestures. But he didn’t stop there. Knowing that simple acts of kindness transform lives across the globe every day, he sought out these stories and shares some of the best ones here.
In HumanKind, you’ll meet the mentor who changed a child’s life with a single lesson in shoe tying, the six-year-old who launched a global kindness movement, the band of seamstress grandmothers who mend clothes for homeless people, and many other heroes.
Brad also provides dozens of ways you can make a difference through the simplest words and deeds. You’ll discover how buying someone a meal or sharing a little encouragement at the right time can transform someone’s world—and your own.
The resource section at the back of the book provides guidance and lists organizations that will help you channel and amplify your own acts of kindness. Here you’ll discover:
- How you can fund a surgery to cure someone’s blindness with a donation of less than $200.
- Organizations through which you can provide a birthday gift for a child who otherwise wouldn’t receive one.
- Multiple places where you can send letters of encouragement to support hospitalized kids, lonely seniors, refugees, veterans and others in need.
- And more than fifty other ways you can change a life.
HumanKind will leave you grateful for what you have and provide a refuge from the negativity that surrounds us. This feel-good book will touch your heart. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry and you’ll be reminded of what really matters.
“Every life is a story woven around the web of relationships, chance encounters and daily challenges. Unconsciously or consciously we are the authors of our life stories. In this very elegant and wise book, Brad shows how we can create a life of adventure and healing by making our lives stories of love in action.”
“HumanKind is just the thing to help you find hope in the darkness. Youll shed tears of joy at the depth of kindness in some of these stories, laugh at others and be reminded of all of the blessings in your own life.”
“A heartwarming message about what truly matters.”
“HumanKind is a celebration of the impact of small choices to transform ourselves and the world around us. It offers up an inspiring way for us to make the world better, even amidst injustice, tragedy and misfortune. Read this book for inspiration and a path to the mindset and actions that will contribute to personal happiness and a world full of love.”
“A refreshing read about the best of 'humankind.' This book offers insights and actionable ideas on how we can be our best selves.”
“HumanKind has never been more timely.”
“I think this might be the most beautiful book I've ever read. HumanKind has lifted my soul and brought me to tears in all the good ways.”
“I can think of no better way to better yourself and the world than giving HumanKind a read.”
“HumanKind is filled with uplifting stories that will inspire you. Goodness begets goodness and this book is chock-full of goodness. Too often these days, the focus is on the negative, on disagreements and fights; this book is the exact opposite. It will make your day, every day you read it.”
“HumanKind is a beautiful, sweet reminder of how the simplest act of kindness can have a profound and lasting impact on both the giver and receiver. It reinforces how compassion, empathy and goodwill are fundamental qualities the world needs now, more than ever.”
“Thank you to Brad Aronson for spreading the gospel of kindness. This is a lovely and inspiring book on how we can make the world better with gestures big and small.”
“I believe we're all connected, and our purpose here on Earth is to help one another. In HumanKind, Brad Aronson shows us how to do this. The stories he shares will inspire you and, thanks to his practical tips, you'll feel empowered to act on that feeling and put kindness into action every day, in ways big and small.”
“HumanKind is perfect for anyone feeling the weight of the world, itching to make a difference, and not sure which direction to baby step towards because the blankets of fog feel so thick. This book is a flashlight of well-written inspiring stories, simple lessons on kindness, and specific ways to help.”
“HumanKind will lift you up and open your heart. It left me feeling grateful and inspired.”
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