Giving

4 memorable ways to appreciate your child’s teacher

It's Teacher Appreciation Week in many schools, so we asked school and religious education teachers to reveal the most memorable gifts they've received to inspire your own shopping and DIY ideas.

13 moms share their secrets for raising grateful kids

Kids failing to appreciate their everyday blessings is a problem as old as parenting itself, but not an impossible one to solve. These little gratitude lessons can change your family for the better.

5 apps that help you be kind to others

You can do good in the world just by clicking "download."

How Mother Teresa taught us to make food a feast

Underlying the saintly nun's attitude about food was a simple lesson her mother taught her when she was a little girl.

The life-changing benefits of a good apology

Saying you're sorry may be difficult, but it helps your mind, body, and soul.

How to be truly, happily humble

Being humble isn't about insecurity and thinking others are more important than you. There's joy and satisfaction in being genuine humility—once you unlock the key.

Practicing empathy: 4 simple everyday ways

It's even better when we're intentional about growing our ability to feel as another person feels.

9 secret acts of kindness anyone can do

Nine moving stories of real-life guardian angels that have never been revealed—until now! Get inspired by these true, generous deeds, done anonymously by neighbors and strangers.

Hands of mercy

Pope Francis talked to a crowd in St. Peter's Square about the humble acts of service and love that can bring us together—and then lead by example.

Lent is not a resolution do-over

The Pope's recent comments inspire an opportunity to make this season the most meaningful yet.

The graces of gratitude

In our must-have society it's easy to forget how fortunate we really are. Sometimes it takes a crisis—like recent immigration issues in Europe—to remind us what gratitude is all about.

The ‘love yourself first’ myth

Last year in her magazine, Oprah Winfrey advised us to ask ourselves two questions: "What do I have to do to get where I need to be?" and "How do I create the life I want?" In case you aren’t sure how to answer, she has that for us, too: “To…