The Shady Pines Way

Leading with Kindness

Learning Forgiveness in Shady Pines

Hi there. I now realize I have a very hard time with forgiveness. I’m Harold Sanders and maybe you can relate. I really struggle with this concept and I think it all started when I was bullied at school. We didn’t live in Shady Pines Story Town back then. I grew up in...

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Who SAW This in Edna’s Kitchen?

I'm telling you, there's nothing like the power of appreciation. Hi there. I'm Edna Sanders and I've just finished up another batch of my delicious chocolate chip cookies here in what everybody calls Edna's Kitchen. I don’t know if you realize it, but my cutting board...

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Trouble At The Turkey Trot

See that large banner up there? You can’t really miss it, can you? It floats in the breeze from one side of Main Street to another. Welcome to the Shady Pines Story Town Turkey Trot! And on this crisp, Thanksgiving morning, watch for honking and cheering visitors to...

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Tom Hanks is Mr. Rogers

Oh, my heavens. I’m Zulah Talmadge, editor of The Shady Pines Gazette, and I’m in a bit of a tizzy. I had no idea how much folks these days want to be reassured that being nice hasn’t gone out of style. Here at the newspaper office we are getting all kinds of...

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Shady Pines Salutes Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood

Oh, this is so exciting I just have to tell you all about it. I’m Scoop the Cub Reporter from The Shady Pines Gazette and here’s some important news. A man known for kindness and decency is being honored with a big, Hollywood movie called, It's a Beautiful Day in the...

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A World of Kindness in Shady Pines

Wow! This is so great. I'm Scoop, the Cub Reporter with The Shady Pines Gazette News. Did you hear? Wednesday, November 13th is World Kindess Day. This is a really big deal y'all. It's gonna be my lead story. Here in Shady Pines Story Town we take pride in promoting...

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Kindness and Leadership

"What's the most important quality in a leader?" Hi I'm Harold Sanders. I'm the husband of Edna and the father of those two, rambunctuous 4-legged critters of ours, Boomerang, the Australian Shepherd dog and Halley's Comet, a silver streak of a cat. Adopting them...

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The Kindness-Health Connection

Have you heard? There's an actual connection between kindness and your health! I'm Zulah Talmadge, editor of The Shady Pines Gazette newspaper, and I just came across this incredible news. Natually, I had to share it with you. Until recently, most people thought about...

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Out Of The Mouths of Babes – Compassion

Ask any adult raising a young child and they'll tell you they want their youngster to understanding the importance of compassion. Shady Pines Story Town's very own, Edna Sanders, saw a story on TV recently that showed a very unique approach to teaching this very basic...

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Holidays are stressful enough.

In this current cultural climate, any given topic could cause an explosion at the dinner table. Quick, get four tips that you can use right now to diffuse any conflicts!

Boomer and Halley Books

Each Boomer and Halley book has 4 life lessons embedded in the story line and highlighted on the page with a PAW mark. Using the perforated bookmark with prompting questions you can find out if your young reader (4-8 years old) understands concepts like: Sportsmanship, Honesty, Manners, Respecting Property, Tolerance, Kindness, and so on.