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How the Dictionary, and 6 Famous People, Define Community

How the Dictionary, and 6 Famous People, Define Community

According to dictionary.com, one of the definitions of the word community is “similar character; agreement; identity.” Here at Swift Kick, we believe that people become better versions of themselves when they are connected to a strong community. We aren’t the only ones who feel this way…#TeamHuman         Which one of these quotes best describes your community? How can you create more empathy, connection, inspiration, and service within your organization? Pick one of the above quotes and share it with your team members as some extra inspiration this week!

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Helping Out on a Walk Home

Helping Out on a Walk Home

New York City. Busy sidewalks. Tourists. Baby strollers. Dogs. People down on their luck. And me.  As I was walking home from the subway last week, I saw a woman – almost in slow motion – trip over the top of the sidewalk and fall to the ground. I was too far away to catch her or offer any support on her fall. But I, along with four other people, scurried over to make sure that she could stand on her own. Embarrassed, she said, “That’s what I get for texting and walking.” Then, she hurriedly looked in her bag to make sure her wine bottle didn’t break, then to her phone to make sure her screen was intact. #Priorities #FirstWorldProblems. Once aware that her things were in place, she thanked the group of us that hurried to help her up. My […]

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How a Rangers Hockey Game Made Me Cry – New York’s Steven McDonald

How a Rangers Hockey Game Made Me Cry – New York’s Steven McDonald

Madison Square Garden, April 9th, 2017. I am wearing my fiance’s too-big Rangers jersey, standing next to a father and son in Penguins jerseys. The game has not started yet, but we are all on our feet, Penguins fans included. We are honoring the late NYPD officer Steven McDonald. Tears force their way past my eyelashes as I let myself feel the emotion that ripples from the ice all the way up to our seats in section 208. Steven’s wife sheds her own tears, as his son in dress blues speaks on behalf of his late father. Steven’s absence is felt by long-time Rangers fans. The presentation of the Steven McDonald Extra Effort Award to player Mats Zuccarello holds extra meaning this evening. Officer Steven McDonald is famous for a legacy we don’t often hear about – forgiveness of the […]

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5 Little Ways You Can Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

5 Little Ways You Can Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is far too great a burden to bear.” The words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. are the kinds of words that ring true no matter how many years have passed. They inspire love, and the nitty gritty business of holding ourselves accountable for how we treat each other, regardless of differences. While we can’t all change the world in a large-scale way during our lifetime, we can and should all work to make each small interaction we have make a difference. Here are five ways you can take the spirit of MLK Jr. and make a difference in someone’s life TODAY. 1. Reflect on those people you have yet to forgive. We all have relationships in our lives that need a little mending. It’s hard to forgive, especially when that person […]

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3 Reasons Our ‘Humans Need Humans’ Tote Bag Should Be On Your Shopping List!

3 Reasons Our ‘Humans Need Humans’ Tote Bag Should Be On Your Shopping List!

Oh my gosh, you’re the absolute best, this is the greatest gift, let alone tote bag, I have ever received! -Totally what your best friend will say when you buy them the ‘Humans Need Humans’ canvas tote bag The holidays are right around the corner so check out our Swift Kick store for that hard to shop for person on your list. You know the one, the “I don’t care what you get me as long as it’s money” type. Before you simply hand over the cash, check out the unique “Humans Need Humans” design on our new tote bag and all of the reasons to get one…or ten! Reason #1: It’s true! Humans Need Humans. To be nice, to be funny, to be welcoming, to be awesome; simply, we need each other. Reason #2: It’s in! The canvas tote bag is all […]

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Humans Need Humans: 10 Quotes That Remind Us Every Day

Humans Need Humans: 10 Quotes That Remind Us Every Day

Happy International Day of Peace! Throughout time, in song, scripture, music and books, the call to action around community has always existed. No matter your sex, religion, education level, political affiliation or ability, you can’t do it alone. Here are some quotes, old and new, that mark how important it is to be on #TeamHuman. Humans Need Humans. It’s not just a hashtag; it’s a sentence.   To the wrongs that need resistance, To the right that need assistance, To the future in the distance, Give yourselves. Carrie Chapman Catt, American Women’s Suffrage Leader   A community is like a ship; everyone ought to be prepared to take the helm. Henrik Ibsen, Poet   We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community… Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for […]

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See That Student Sitting Alone at Lunch?

See That Student Sitting Alone at Lunch?

During a Florida State University football team tour of a local middle school, wide receiver Travis Rudolph created a selfless moment of kindness that we should all inspire our campus leaders to do on a daily basis. Travis saw 11-year-old Bo Peske sitting by himself in the cafeteria during lunch. It’s reported that Bo, who has autism, doesn’t have many friends. His mom often worries about him getting bullied. Travis saw Bo sitting alone and decided to sit with him. A school employee snapped a photo of the moment and sent it to Bo’s mom. She wrote about it on Facebook and the story went viral. Have you ever sat alone in a lunch room in school? If you have, and not by choice, you know how extremely isolating it can feel. Not only is it clear you are all alone, but […]

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5 Reasons Humans Need Humans

5 Reasons Humans Need Humans

At face value, most would say our world is a mess. Collectively, we have a lot of work to do. I argue that it starts on a person -to-person level. I think love, respect and understanding can make great things happen. It just starts with a little human kindness. (And maybe some common sense.) In other words, humans need humans. HUMANS CAN TEACH YOU NEW THINGS. People are smart. Challenge: let someone 10 years older than you teach you something new, whether it be a skill or some advice. Then, have someone 10 years younger teach you something. If you think you know it all, (pshhh) come up with at least three questions to ask them while they are teaching you. HUMANS SUPPORT YOU. The world is complicated. When it beats you up a little, it’s nice to know there is a […]

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5 Reasons My Dog is, Ironically, on #TeamHuman

5 Reasons My Dog is, Ironically, on #TeamHuman

Now that I am an Intern and stay at home a lot, I mean A LOT, I learned some important things from my dog. I tend to talk to him a lot and ask him to help me figure things out. Yes, I know he is only a dog, but when there is no one else here it is relaxing. No, he does not answer my questions, but speaking out loud and having him stare at me with his puppy eyes is relaxing and helpful. Here are 5 things I learned from Grimm: Love Everyone Grimm is always happy. He greets every person who walks through our door. It doesn’t matter if you live here, are visiting, delivering pizza, or trying to sell us something. He is a gentleman. Grimm is the first one at the door barking his little head […]

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Travel Journal: Human Connection

Travel Journal: Human Connection

Silent. Wide eyed. Breathless. Inspired. So high up above what felt like a completely different world, I stood alone. Getting to the top tells a much different story. I felt the ground crunch beneath my feet with each passing step. I could feel the wind pass through the trees that each rose what looked like miles above my head. The Earth was pure and the air was fresh. Ralph Waldo Emerson has said, “The world is emblematic. Parts of speech are metaphors, because the whole of nature is a metaphor of the human mind.”. I was searching for something inside myself that I was hoping the trail within Mt. Rainier National Park could provide. Gratitude Something Swift Kick does regularly is recognize what we are grateful for. For me, I’m thankful for my family. Their unrelenting support allowed me to come to Washington and have […]

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