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The power of kindness with Mark Shapiro

Here's how to make everyday feel like someone's birthday.

SAN DIEGO — Wednesday is World Kindness Day. Well, that's everyday for Mark Shapiro, who coined the term "kindfluence." The TEDx talk speaker is on a mission to bring kindness to businesses, communities and individuals. Want to know a secret? Shapiro says people who practice kindness are happier themselves.

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For example, Shapiro sends a personalized video message to every single one of his 3,000 Facebook "friends" on each of their birthdays.  

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In a world where we can choose to be positive, neutral or negative influences, Shapiro hopes we can influence with kindness. 

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