It's funny how two words can get inside your head like that because suddenly I've started noticing how kindness matters, all over the place. The difference between a kind receptionist and a troll-like glowering receptionist can be a determining factor in your visit to the dentist's office. A neighbor who drops off a plate of cookies "just because" starts to feel like one of the important reasons you love your neighborhood. A husband who stays up washing dishes long after you're asleep reminds you (the next morning) why you love, love being married. No matter who you are or what your situation, it's true for all of us. Kindness Matters.