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I Believe A Little Kindness Goes A Long Way

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    Kindness

    A simple smile can change a persons whole day. Thats why I try to say Hello or How are you to every person that I walk past or I just give them a simple smile. Its amasing how you can make someones day by being kind to them.
    lizzy19 lizzy19 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 30, 2011

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    It is true when people say

    that a Little Act of Kindness Goes A Long Way, because it can affect someone in ways that no one could understand. Even the little things can make someone out there very happy and make their lives so much better. Some people don't realize the impact they make when being nice to...
    Ahaizzy Ahaizzy 16-17, F Jan 4

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    The Power Of Touch

    When I was 18, I had a small boyfriend, real small...maybe he was 5 or 6. I liked to play with kids and he was my special friend, who would play badminton with me every evening. Once he suggested we climb the gate of my house, and though I was not sure, I decided to go after him...
    gigome gigome 26-30 Nov 25, 2010

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    The Boutique

    There is a lovely little boutique in our local shopping centre that I hadn't visited in a while. I bought my Christmas Day outfit there and the owner couldn't have been more helpful. In fact he selected the top that matched the long skirt I had already chosen. He then asked me to...
    Zoranna Zoranna 56-60, F 7 Responses Jan 18, 2013

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    It's very difficult to do a lot of the time but,

    I try not go judge someone by their appearances, or their words and behaviour, I try to add a little kindness to my thoughts. People are complex in their reactions to what they perceive, nothing should be taken easy at face value, because life isn't like that!
    Paca24 Paca24 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 9

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    A Simple Act Of Kindness

    In my early twenties, I had a graphics business in San Diego. I managed to pay my overhead and buy groceries, but otherwise barely scraped by. I always loved hiking and at the time it was the one recreation I could afford. My affinity with the outdoors included the thrill of...
    girlonfire777 girlonfire777 41-45, F 6 Responses Jul 15, 2012

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    Kindness

    Kindness,So I believe,Goes along way,You never know,One day,Someone,May return the favour.
    plasticfantasy plasticfantasy 46-50, M May 8, 2012

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    Sweet Lady

    A random lady who lives four houses from mine came to knock on my door just a couple of days ago. She was a stranger someone I have never even seen before. She introduced herself and explained she wanted to help my family. We are new to the neighborhood and she had heard from...
    Joyce29d Joyce29d 36-40 1 Response Sep 7, 2012

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    You'd be amazed at what a cup of tea

    and a ten minute chat can do to lift somebody's spirits!
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 1 Response Oct 12

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    Be kind to someone and you will make her/his

    day.It is contagious too! that person will smile and do the same for others.Of course,not always works but at least you gave example...and people can be surprised how far that kindness get you.Lile Ellen says "Don't forget to be kind one another"
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F Jul 16

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    Kindness Goes A Long Way..but Sometimes Hits A Brick Wwall.

    I do believe a little kindness goes a long way. But It becomes a problem being kind in the face of adversity. It becomes problem when it is a choice between being true to your character, and your personality. When you are faced with having to defend yourself, and the choice...
    neuilly neuilly 61-65, F 4 Responses Oct 13, 2011

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    Can I Ask You A Personal Question?

    I was born rather "damaged" with regards to not having a whole brain and having not-so-noticeable physical disabilities. I am do not have a mental illness, and some expect more from me than what I can do physically since I don't look disabled. I was taught how to function in...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F May 6, 2012

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    Small Things Can Make A Big Difference

    First of all, I have to admit that I am addicted to Facebook. I'm usually not in to technology or fads and I have always felt a little sheep-like for enjoying it so much. Yesterday my friend Jessica, who owns a pet store posted an ad about a missing yellow lab. The dog went...
    Meowderkatze Meowderkatze 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 6, 2011

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    Everybody has their own story .

    Everybody has been trough something that changed them or deeply hurt them . Not one person on this planet is the only one feeling " that way " . You might not know someone's exact pain , but " that pain " is what we all know really well when we are hurting . Please be kind to...
    ToTiJeZivot ToTiJeZivot 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 15

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    The Cafe

    I was shopping alone when suddenly someone tweaked me on the shoulder. I froze. Who could this be with such a personal touch? It was my Mum! She laughed. "Who were you expecting?" We decided to go for a coffee but she told me if I gave her the money (I was paying) she'd pay and...
    Zoranna Zoranna 56-60, F Nov 23, 2012

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    I Believe A Little Kindess Goes A Long Way...

      I believe a little kindness goes a LONG way.... I believe a little kindness goes a Long way. I believe that simply just smiling at someone can truly make their day. Its just something great. I Love that there is simply just a smile that can make someone's day. Just...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 1, 2010

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    My Belief Is based On Experience

    I can honestly say that it's a two way street for me. I believe in being kind to others, but if people are kind to me it goes a long way also.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 17, 2010

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    Mistakes

      I have made many Mistakes in my Like & everyone makes Mistakes. When we grow from these mistakes & know them as such, we grow.                                Jesus Christ Forgave those that killed him or made a mistake.       I work...
    sweetnshort sweetnshort 56-60, M 2 Responses Jan 26, 2011

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    An Act

    A little of kindness puts a smile on a face, A little kindness shows big love A little kindness shows a little care and most importantly.. A litlle kindness shows who you are. No matter what you do, and if you put just a little kindness You can definitely go far.. people will...
    Amberstories Amberstories 18-21, F Sep 17, 2010

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    I hope to set a great example of love

    and peace. One that lets everybody continue Jesus' approach when it comes to love and peace.
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F Jul 30

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    sashakimi4 sashakimi4 13-15, F Jul 30

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    A Small Gift, That Created Miracles

    A true story, A simple gift, A changed life, That provided hope for perhaps thousands. A man, an ordinary person, simply doing the best he can to get by in his life, had a chance meeting that changed his life. This is a brief story about that event. The man lived in Burma. He...
    neuilly neuilly 61-65, F 6 Responses Sep 13, 2013

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    An Example Of A Little Kindness That Happened To Me Yesterday.

    I spent a couple hours yesterday in a state that I can only describe as pure rage.  I won't get into the details of it, but suffice it to say that I wanted to hurt someone, anyone.  Don't get the wrong idea, I haven't hit anyone since I was a kid - but I WANTED to...
    MovingForward28 MovingForward28 26-30, M 4 Responses Apr 18, 2010

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    Cookie Ookie

    I was not going to share every act of kindness from me to others that is random and done with no expectations, but humans are bigger mimics than parrots, monkeys and so on. I still won't share everything cause I would not want it to seem like I'm boasting. This story is about...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F May 7, 2012

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    Kindness

    Little Acts of Kindness that we do such as Tell Someone to have a Good Day, God Bless You,  usually keeps on growing even if we can not see the effects
    sweetnshort sweetnshort 56-60, M 2 Responses Jun 7, 2010

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    What Comes Around Go,s Around .....

    We have neighbors across the road an elderly retired couple Jean and Gilbert  , when I am fortunate enough to catch a salmon or two I ask if they wouldn't mind filleting them for me . A task which Gibby do,s with such care and attention its a pleasure to see . I also...
    salar1 salar1 51-55, M 6 Responses Dec 7, 2009

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    A Smile For You Is A Smile For Me :]

    I believe kindness does go a LONG way. I always try to be kind to everyone, even people I don't knoe. I have even stoped complete starangers on the street, that seemed upset, to ask them if they were okay. I think that if someone is going through a really rough time, sometimes...
    KatMarston KatMarston 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 1, 2010

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    Can He Have Your Lunch?

    When I was in high school, I didn't normally buy two plates of lunch. I sometimes bought two if it was a small sandwich or order-in from Pizza Hut/Taco Bell. I had a male classmate from Korea - this was when I still lived in Hawaii - who was very nice to me our whole high...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F May 6, 2012

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    Unexpected Acts Of Kindness

    It's not the grand gestures or the deliberate acts attached to an agenda or ulterior motive, which shine the brightest, it's the small acts of unexpected kindness which ultimately disarms me the most. I also like the picture of the dog and the deer, it's so sweet diabetics...
    AtomicWater AtomicWater 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 6, 2010

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    Kindness Is The Word Spread The Word

    Someone in my past said if you cannot saysomething nice says nothing. I think that it is the same with kindness it is the right thing to do. I am a person who will help people if I can not for any benifit to me (yes I get a buzz from helping that is my reward ) but I want nothing...
    bernadine52 bernadine52 56-60, M Jul 2, 2011

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    By doing simple acts of kindness

    for others, we can't help but lift ourselves up, too. - Anonymous
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M 2 Responses Oct 11

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    A Thank You Note To A Friend

    I write the following for an audience of one. If she reads this, it will by me overcoming a lot of anxieties to let her know how thankful I am. Small gestures for some , but significant in it's influence and timing.   I know you really didn't understand what was happening...
    polysexminoh polysexminoh 46-50, M 3 Responses Apr 19, 2011

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    I believe in kindness But when it comes to people who disrespect me Kindness doesn't exist
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F Nov 2

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    Have whatever faith you like. Be whoever you want to be. Take your experiences and either be good. Wise. Nice. Horrible. Bitchy. Angry. Whatever you like. But remember this...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 3

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    I live off this. Seriously, any way I can better your day, that's what I aim for.
    PuckDrop PuckDrop 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 2

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    I believe life is a cycle for each family. When I was a child my parents told me how different it was when they were in school. They also stated how polite people were when they...
    gambler920 gambler920 51-55, M Nov 15

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    Have seen and been proof for decades.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 17

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    I am a server at a restaurant and people have been so kind to me that sometimes I just want to cry. I have a bubbly and sassy personality and I love to make people laugh and feel...
    Ginkofishin Ginkofishin 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    Accidentally rang up a wrong order at my job the other day. The lady got upset with me and I was trying to apologize to her but she wouldn't listen to me. She didn't know that I...
    abbyhh25 abbyhh25 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 2

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    I'm not sure if it's real or imagined but there's an image burnt into the recess of my memory of a time when i was little of this girl comforting me when i was crying one day...
    CaptainMarvelous CaptainMarvelous 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 8

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    It's a sad fact that some people never find God but it is the only thing that lasts forever. If we put our faith in any earthly thing then we are doomed for sadness and loss. I don...
    ryanr1994 ryanr1994 18-21, M 9 Responses Nov 5

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    We don't need to see the provision because we know the provider(God) sees it. If we were able to see everything that God does then we would no longer need to trust and hope in...
    Thinklife Thinklife 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 4

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    Ok, I need to share this story! First time I heard about law of attraction, I thought it was pretty bogus, twisted believe, which although very positive way of looking at the world...
    monty1212 monty1212 26-30, F Nov 11

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    I firmly believe that what goes around, comes around. Even though it might not happen right away. You just have to be patient. So I try to spread around positive karma like not...
    gtownguy gtownguy 51-55, M 2 Responses Nov 8

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    I do not like when I pour too much energy into people instead of making my own life better. I do this and have done this all my life . I feel like God wants me to do this but the...
    Howtobeme Howtobeme 51-55, F 5 days ago

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    I think good manners and behavior takes you a long way. most importantly it's reflective of your upbringing and how you respond to another person.- the respect you have for people...
    ira01 ira01 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 15

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    "I was told once that when we are given a lesson and we do not learn from the first experience, we continually get the same lesson given to us, and each time we need to face it, it...
    Create63 Create63 46-50, M 2 Responses Oct 26

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    My mom told me the weird static noises in between radio stations were aliens talking to each other. I believed that for a long time.
    2infinityandbeyond 2infinityandbeyond 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 14

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    I believe in treating others the way you want to be treated. I people that are priorities in my life but I'm nice to everyone. I'll do anything I can to help. I'm not selfish. I...
    R3dheadbrit18 R3dheadbrit18 18-21, F Oct 31

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