One Kindness at a Time
Be kind: The world is changing at lightening speed, and meaningful connections are increasingly elusive. David Friedman, creator of the hit song "We Can Be Kind" offers a powerful reminder of how we need to treat each other, from children to family to coworkers as well as strangers, neighbors and those across the political aisle. Through story, meditation and suggestions of kindness, Friedman encourages us to create new ways of building community. Through the practice of kindness, we become most fully connected, alive, and integrated.
Practicing The Golden Rule: The past few years have shown us what it is like to live in a less caring world. David Friedman’s advocacy for treating each other better and applying the Golden Rule is an idea whose time has come. His deeply thoughtful handbook for the heart brings it all home with simple suggestions of how to be kinder and why it is more important than ever now.
Compassion and empathy: We Can Be Kind is a course in compassion from a beloved composer for Disney Films and Broadway, Daily Show regular, and Unity Church spiritual leader. The book provides:
- Lessons on the value of kindness
- Inspiring meditations
- Daily affirmations
- Essential truths
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About the Author
With multi-platinum recordings, Broadway shows, Disney Animated Films, Television scores and a teaching and lecturing career that spans the nation, David Friedman is truly someone who has made a major mark. From We Can Be Kind to Listen to My Heart, Help is on the Way, We Live on Borrowed Time, Trust The Wind and I'll Be Here With You, David has written songs of inspiration, love and hope that take on new emotional meaning in these challenging times.
After spending several years conducting musicals on Broadway, including Grease, Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and Song and Dance, David went to Hollywood where he was the Conductor and Vocal Arranger on such Disney classics as Beauty & The Beast, Aladdin, Pocahontas and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. This led to David's writing music and lyrics for Disney's Aladdin and the King of Thieves and a 13 year stint as Music Supervisor and Vocal Arranger of Broadway's Beauty & The Beast. David's songs have been sung and recorded by luminaries such as Diana Ross Barry Manilow Allison Krauss, Petula Clark, Laura Branigan, Kathie Lee Gifford, Jason Alexander, Lucie Arnaz, Laurie Beechman, Lainie Kazan, Leslie Uggams and many others.
David is a regular guest on the Today Show on NBC, writing a new song each month based on stories submitted by viewers, for the Everyone Has a Story series. David has written hundreds of songs with Kathie Lee Gifford, and they have co-written and co-produced 2 Children’s CD’s, One of them has just become a Children’s Musical called Party Animals,, produced at the Tampa Bay Center for the Performing Arts. David also co-wrote the score to the Broadway-bound musical “Saving Aimee” with Kathie Lee and David Pomeranz.
David's songs have been used to raise money for charitable organizations ranging from Duke Children's Hospital to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and Birmingham’s Summerfest School for the Performing Arts. His song "Help Is On The Way" has been the theme song of the Equity Fights AIDS Easter Bonnet Competition for the past 15 years.
In forty-five years in show business, Lucie Arnaz has made an indelible mark as an actress, singer, entertainer, recording artist, writer, producer and director. Her television career began as a teenager, when she co-starred in 6 seasons of HERE’S LUCY with her mother, Lucille Ball. Striking out on her own, she took Broadway by storm, starring as Sonia Walsk in the iconic, hit musical, THEY’RE PLAYING OUR SONG, for which she won The Theatre World, LA Drama Critic’s and Outer Critic’s Circle Awards. Other roles she’s played on Broadway include Neil Simon’s LOST IN YONKERS, DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS and a stint on the trapeze in PIPPIN. Lucie starred in THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK in London, GRACE AND GLORIE Off Broadway, the National Tours of WHOSE LIFE IS IT ANYWAY, SEESAW, MY ONE AND ONLY, SOCIAL SECURITY and PIPPIN, and regional productions of WONDERFUL TOWN, MASTER CLASS, CABARET, THE GUARDSMAN, ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, I DO! I DO!, EDUCATING RITA, VANITIES AND MACK AND MABEL, to name a few. In her first major film role, Lucie starred in THE JAZZ SINGER opposite Neil Diamond and Sir Laurence Olivier, her performance being recognized by a Golden Globe Nomination. She also starred in DOWN TO YOU and SECOND THOUGHTS, among others. For Television, Lucie produced and directed LUCY AND DESI: A HOME MOVIE for which she took home an Emmy Award in 1993. She also Executive Produced the I LOVE LUCY 50TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL for which she was nominated for an Emmy, performed the opening number at the 1981 ACADEMY AWARDS, and starred in THE LUCIE ARNAZ SHOW, SONS AND DAUGHTERS, THE BLACK DAHLIA, THE MATING SEASON, WHO GETS THE FRIENDS?, and WASHINGTON MISSTRESS for Television. Her recordings include a solo Album entitled JUST IN TIME (Concord Jazz) and a recording of LATIN ROOTS, the live tribute to her father, Desi Arnaz that she has toured to great acclaim all over the country. Lucie’s concert career has spanned 30 years and has taken her all over the world.
With all this, Lucie counts among her highest achievements, the raising of 5 children with her husband, noted actor Laurence Luckinbill, her long-time personal involvement in the study and practice of Metaphysics and Spirituality, and the myriad of social and charitable causes to which she continues to contribute her time and her talents.
To learn more about Lucie, visit her online at LUCIEARNAZ.COM. change in the way to on the way
What People are Saying About This
"We Can Be Kind" is one of the most beautiful things David has ever written. The world needs to hear this!"
"This really speaks to me, especially now, when my breath is so often shortened by the state of the world. Sometimes all we can do is look at how WE react to situations and hope it multiplies soul by soul.”