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I Believe A Little Kindness Goes A Long Way

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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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    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 61-65, F 7 Responses Jan 18, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 31-35, F Jul 16

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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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    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 61-65, F Nov 23, 2012

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    There's more hate in this world

    than kindness. So whenever I see a kind act no matter big or small, I love it like it's the most beautiful thing I've ever seen.
    Aquarius1402 Aquarius1402 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 26

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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...
    Sjenka Sjenka 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 15

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    To thine own self be true. Kindness begins within first, we can be kind on the outside to others - that's the easy part. Taking care of ourselves inside and out is the challenge...
    Littlemisssomebody Littlemisssomebody 31-35, F a week ago

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    I like the wild randomness of being with a man. The surety of delights is in the hands of another woman who knows what I desire, because she does too! Going both ways is...
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 30

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    ... but I am not kind for the payoff.. it just sort of comes back in good karma. its unexpected and i do love that. :)
    emmatyler emmatyler 46-50, F Dec 16

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    Sometimes the most painful thing is when you know this but your "friend" does not. Ive been there too many times and it never gets easier.
    JessesGirl12813 JessesGirl12813 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I have a friend (or maybe an ex friend) who has high expectations for me in our friendship. I, on the other, don't expect much. She would never and never done some of things she...
    kfg4279 kfg4279 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I've just been thinking about this a little further. I feel kindness matters all the more when we or others botch things up, when the eyes of the world or on you or you feel they...
    percolatinglightly percolatinglightly 51-55, M 1 Response Dec 12

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    I'm always a believer in that it's the little things in life that make you go a long way and in this category I can agree, from things such as helping an old lady cross the street...
    xxSTEVE7xx xxSTEVE7xx 31-35, M Nov 29

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    A Daddy Dom wants to be the center of your universe. He wants to be able to provide for your every need and care. But more than that he wants to be able to shape and mold you to...
    a1benjmin a1benjmin 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 11

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    I believe that bare spankings help the entire family when applied to all evenly. The embarrassment goes a long way here as well and the sore bottoms have to stay bare till gone...
    Indyspanker Indyspanker 46-50, M 5 Responses Dec 15

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    Nothing at all, does that count as very little ? No body hair either, except the hair on my head which goes half way down my back at this point.
    georgiokr georgiokr 56-60, M 1 Response Dec 1

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    Even though science is a long way to proving the continuation of the soul after bodily death,we don't need the OK from scientists to accept that it is so.In fact I believe today's...
    berangere berangere 66-70, F 6 Responses Dec 6

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    So I have been on this site a little while now, and there is no denying that there is a massive Christian cyber community who seem very touchy on the whole God subject. Their...
    AmnesiaPlease AmnesiaPlease 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 5

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    Yes. I believe it can. As long as both people put the effort needed into the relationship then without a doubt it can work. Though of course the sooner you see each other, the...
    Good4It Good4It 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 29

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    So recently I've decided to write down what I believe to be true. that way it's not just in my head and hart. I haven't done it quite yet but I feel it's a good Idea. thoughts?
    EFairy EFairy 22-25, F Dec 12

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    Injoy 1767: This post is dedicated to you, sweet Light Ambassador. Thank you!!! :)) "Kindness--the most valuable gift you will ever give someone." The Peace and Love Train "A...
    Aimee17 Aimee17 41-45, F 11 Responses Dec 9

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    Well, this is not a boohoo story as I'm sure many have gone through it or will go through it in a similar way. This is my first Christmas alone in about 12 years. I had planned on...
    InternallyLost InternallyLost 36-40, M 18 hrs ago

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