I Believe Kindness Matters

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 3,236 People

    The old man walks a few mile section of our

    main road picking up trash. As I walk our dog each morning, I see this man coming along in his bright orange and green safety road vest. First one direction then returns on the other side. Although he walks slow and fragile, he never lets a car go by without waving. Doesn't...
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    1 Response Dec 4, 2015

    When I can be kind to someone,

    for that moment I forget my mental struggles and feel lifted.
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    2 Responses Nov 4, 2015


    I hate when people take my kindness for weakness,why can't you just be grateful that you have someone like me in your life.is there any sane people in the world !!!!!
    PrincessStarr2 PrincessStarr2
    18-21, F
    Sep 7, 2013

    You cant change everyone

    but once in a while you can do something kind or compassionate for someone and it will make them a kinder person.
    xkmb xkmb
    Jul 5, 2014

    I dislike how some people at my age look down

    on kindness and compassion, as if it's a sign of weakness, and those people peer pressure others, for example, I know people that would put down someone for wanting to walk with a friend to their house to keep them company, because it's 'gay', I don't know how common this...
    MeeranE MeeranE
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Apr 28, 2014
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    Jul 6, 2014

    One small act of kindness,

    can have a ripple effect
    heather81 heather81
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Oct 26, 2014

    Not sure of this is the right category,

    but it fits none-the-less. Few points here I think most can appreciate. If you are so busy with whatever you're involved in outside of here and you jump on to read messages, contact friends and a see who's responded to posts and can't be bothered enough to actually read what...
    Dantescircle Dantescircle
    36-40, M
    Jun 16, 2014

    When I was young, I admired clever people.

    Now that I am old, I admire kind people. ~Abraham Joshua Heschel
    sandypage sandypage
    41-45, F
    1 Response Dec 13, 2015

    Everybody could be a winner & everybody could

    be a superhero if EVERYBODY just let EVERYBODY be! http://mjspeaks88.wordpress.com/2014/10/27/hope-without-cause/
    AhavaMava AhavaMava
    26-30, M
    1 Response Oct 27, 2014

    Number One Rule For Singles

    Find the kindest mate that you can, you will be blessed, always.  Sexy and good looking are only skin deep, looks/lust often do not last for long.... mean and hateful go to the bone and usually last forever. Kindness is SEXY, say this with me ladies and gentlemen....KINDNESS IS...
    hillbillycrone hillbillycrone
    56-60, F
    6 Responses Aug 28, 2011

    The Customer Of A Lifetime

    When you're the one responsible for telling people about their late fines, making them show you their ID, and/or telling them you can't rent that movie, you tend to see a different side to people. Many stories of working in the customer service industry testify to the soul...
    melizynn melizynn
    1 Response Jan 23, 2011

    Seeing a young child's innocence,

    or guessing what an elderly persons memory must hold, I am reminded to be kind and understanding in the "now". I try to share a smile and acknowledgement as to say "I'm with you"
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    2 Responses Nov 11, 2015

    Who wouldn´t like to get kindness from other

    people? Many times we get to know our loved ones are in some kind of sad or difficult situation and our first thought is being of help to them... Now, if something prevents us from giving them a hand... being kind to them, supporting them and lending an ear is always welcome...
    LadyHeartnMind LadyHeartnMind
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Jan 21

    "When I was young, I used to admire intelligent

    people; as I grow older, I admire kind people.” ― Abraham Joshua Heschel
    Move4Word Move4Word
    46-50, M
    1 Response Mar 25

    Kindness Is The Gift That Keeps On Giving

    There have been many times when I've felt so down that I thought I'd never get up again. There have been other times when I've felt so broken that I thought nothing would ever bring any solace or healing. And then, there have been times when I quietly screamed inside from the...
    Wysteria1 Wysteria1
    36-40, F
    Oct 29, 2013

    Don't become discouraged becouse people are

    thaking advantage of whatever kindness you may be showing them. Alwayes remember any act committed that you know to be truly kind in your heart and mind is alwayes a good thing. It makes the world suck just a little bit less.
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    1 Response Jan 3, 2015

    So Important

    It probably matters more than anything.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    31-35, F
    Mar 12, 2010
    Femmeheartsoul Femmeheartsoul
    36-40, F
    5 Responses Mar 12, 2014

    I will always make sure I do what I can to make

    someone feel better. I realize everyone is fighting some (at a small or great level) sort of daily battle in life. If you know me personally, I will talk about kindness almost daily... But acting on it is key.
    aSagittarius aSagittarius
    36-40, M
    1 Response Jul 1, 2015

    A Very Simple Rule To Follow

    Kindness costs you nothing.Being kind to strangers; the server, checkout clerk, tellar, flight attendant, the old man/woman in the store, all of that really costs you nothing and you truly gain so much from it.A simple rule I learned long ago, "You can really judge a person's...
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    1 Response Apr 4, 2012

    Thank You

    Please, Thank you, holding a door, smiling.  Because nice matters!
    swirlingmist swirlingmist
    51-55, F
    Jan 28, 2010

    Broken Down

    I was coming from the airport, I had just flown in, when the lady in front of me put on her hazards. she clearly was flustered. she popped the trunk and got out of the car. i got out of my car and pushed her car through the intersection into a parking lot where she was able to...
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    Jun 20, 2013

    'Only Kindness Matters' (song lyric)

    and 'EVERYTHING MATTERS' (movie dialogue)
    sumitoo sumitoo
    56-60, F
    Jul 6, 2015

    I find that being kind pays back

    and the ones who benefit always are ourselves: “If we learn to open our hearts, anyone, including the people who drive us crazy, can be our teacher.” Pema Chodron
    westernguyyes westernguyyes
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Nov 13, 2015

    You must always employ kindness in all you do.

    Treating others as you will have them treat you. Kindness will get to the heart of a problem and solve it!
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 17, 2015

    Finding midlife years very confusing everything

    I thought I knew And held dear to me seems to be slipping away anyone feel the same
    julespw julespw
    51-55, F
    1 Response Jul 6, 2014

    ... Specially kindness to ourselves.

    “The only reason we don't open our hearts and minds to other people is that they trigger confusion in us that we don't feel brave enough or sane enough to deal with. To the degree that we look clearly and compassionately at ourselves, we feel confident and fearless about...
    westernguyyes westernguyyes
    41-45, M
    1 Response Nov 13, 2015

    Be kind today, say hello,

    smile at a passer by, you might be the only person who has spoken to them all day. It can make all the difference to isolated people.
    Tidedancer Tidedancer
    51-55, F
    Dec 21, 2015

    Two of my favorite quotes that have great meaning in my life....

      Although when you are in the midst of an argument or a disagreement with a loved one, you may feel like yelling or screaming,  it is best to refrain from both.   I  learned the hard way that when you scream or yell,  the...
    sherry123456789 sherry123456789
    46-50, F
    18 Responses Mar 6, 2010

    Be the change you wish to see in the world.

    Be kind, for every person you meet is going through their own difficult battle.
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    Aug 20, 2014

    Being kind and polite costs nothing If your

    one of those people who are rude Then get a grip of yourself already !!!
    LuiGina LuiGina
    13-15, F
    1 Response Dec 27, 2014

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    Nov 28, 2013

    Kindness is too often correlated with weakness

    in my opinion. I try to go out if my way to be a kind and decent human being, but it does get discouraging when people try to take advantage of this fact. My friends and family say "you shouldn't be so nice to people", but it's how I was raised, and I don't want to change that...
    kwazzee kwazzee
    36-40, M
    1 Response Apr 6, 2015

    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 are, and you risk being overwhelmed by the feeling of the importance of getting it right. And that's how little kindnesses can 'ripple' in the...
    percolatinglightly percolatinglightly
    51-55, M
    Dec 12, 2014

    The more you experience the bad things in life,

    the more you empathize with other people who have had or are having the same or similar problems. Also, treating others the way you wish to be treated is the best way to go, even if they don't return the favor. Because in the end, you are the better person. And sometimes you get...
    PoisonLace PoisonLace
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Nov 2, 2015

    By all means let me open ur car door not to get

    glory or seem like a gentleman but to show that chivalry ain't dead
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    2 Responses Feb 23

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