Small and simple acts of kindness can have a huge impact. Eighteen months ago, Mary Latham drove away from her […]
Small and simple acts of kindness can have a huge impact.
Eighteen months ago, Mary Latham drove away from her home in New York, solo, in her mother’s aging Subaru. Her mission: collecting stories of good and stories of kindness from all 50 states.
Mary Latham firmly believes that there are always more good stories, and more acts of kindness and love, than there are bad ones.
Mary Latham is halfway through her mission to collect stories of human kindness and compassion from all 50 states. As she drives around in her mother’s old Subaru and sleeps on the couches of compassionate strangers, Latham aims to prove that even in the face of adversity and difficulty, “there will always be more good out there.”
Her collection of happy stories is not meant to ignore that there’s a lot of bad things happening. But her mission is to remind people that there’s a lot of good around, too.
Latham will compile her stories in a book that will be distributed in as many hospital waiting rooms as she can figure out how to access. Some of the stories are about incredible acts of selflessness. But many more of them are about little ripples that make big circles.
In this TedX talk, she describes her road trip across America and relates how the stories and acts of kindness are much more indicative of the world we live in, than the negativity.
If you would like to send Latham a proposal to meet and discuss stories of kindness and positivity, you can visit her More Good website to find out more.