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I Believe the Kindness of a Stranger Is a Great Gift

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 148 People

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      Whether it's an unusually pretty show of courtesy, or a loving action that flows from a compassionate heart - the smile and friendly words of a stranger have the power to re-empower another. We experience this every day, from that shy child you walk past on the street...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 17, 2010

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    The Gift

    This morning everyone reading this has been granted the gift of another day of life. For me it is an anonymous gift. There are those who would say that god delivered this gift. Though I do not know, I am grateful to have received it. If god granted this gift, then thank you...
    jthitt jthitt 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 2, 2013

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    Shelter Him From The Rain

    I will never forget the kindness of a an older woman in Little Village.Four years ago when my son was only two,we were returning home from his pediatrician visit.I had not checked the weather for the day,and as i was pushing him along in his stroller..and about 10 minutes away...
    LowKey1 LowKey1 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 26, 2010

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    Random Act Of Kindness Felt Like Angelic Touch

    I was At the counter in the supermarket and had just finished paying for my food, And the gentlemen that was behind me in line approached me and said "here these are for you" and handed me a Bouquet of beautiful flowers. Immediately I thanked him and gave him a hug because of his...
    Haaja7 Haaja7 41-45 Sep 23, 2011

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    Short And Easy To Speak

      Whether it's an unusually pretty show of courtesy, or a loving action that flows from a compassionate heart - the smile and friendly words of a stranger have the power to re-empower another. We experience this every day, from that shy child you walk past on the street...
    deleted deleted 26-30 10 Responses Jan 17, 2010

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    Helpful Homeless

    I was driving down the street late at night on the outskirts of Houston. I got a flat and pulled over to fix it. I was deep in the process when a police officer walked out of the convenience store. He looks at me and says, "Hey this isn't the best part of town you better hurry...
    xandermann xandermann 26-30 1 Response Jul 21, 2011

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    Plungeintoadream Plungeintoadream 18-21, F Mar 18

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    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

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    "Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see." -Mark Twain
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    I believe in love. There may be an instantaneous attraction or it may take time. I believe it takes great and small acts of thoughtfulness, kindness, and self-sacrifice to keep a...
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    My Father above has turned Murderers, liars, Cheaters, Idolaters, Rich, Poor, teachers, students, leaders, servants, Kings, Queens, Limp, blind, mute, deaf, dysfunctional, happy...
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    We are strangers drawn together by a shared desire for lasting peace....
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 2 hrs ago

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    A little act of kindness can go a long way. I think it is important to help those in need. You never know when you might need a stranger to show you compassion...
    Rangerkindness Rangerkindness 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 10

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    How to Recite the Divine Mercy Chaplet:The Chaplet is recited using ordinary Rosary Beads of five decades. The Chaplet is preceded by two opening prayers from the Diary of Saint...
    Lushiro Lushiro 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 4

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    My beautiful souls...You my sweet loves... I am out from under the rock I have been living. Finding a peace in the gratitude I feel for all those who saw me and cared...
    frspch frspch 51-55, F 6 Responses Mar 20

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    I'm a caring, giving person. If I care about you, I will give you all of my time. I'll be there for you when you're hurt. I'll talk to you when you just want to kill time. I ask...
    AmayaTsuki AmayaTsuki 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 21

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    Much time has passed since I made a "selfish" promise to myself. This promise was/is that on a daily bases I will preform at least one act of kindness. The reason I believe it is...
    VRie VRie 51-55, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    "I believe we are a species with amnesia, I think we have forgotten our roots and our origins. I think we are quite lost in many ways. And we live in a society that invests huge...
    inthyvibe inthyvibe 22-25, F 4 hrs ago

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    REPENTANCE IS THE KEY TO GOD'S HEART The Lord Jesus said: * "... repent ye, and believe the Gospel..!" (Mark 1:15) * "I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to...
    Cootamundra Cootamundra 70+, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    and that is why i am randomgirl! XD i love to help others feel better about themselves and i always try my best to stay positive and i like to randomly post gifts and gestures on...
    randomgirl42 randomgirl42 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 4

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    True kindness lies within the act of giving without the expectation of something in return.
    Daydreaming2 Daydreaming2 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 7

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    A random act of kindness saved my life. Don't think they know what they did and how much they helped but I really am glad they did it. Anyone who reads this don't be afraid, your...
    Simiyes Simiyes 26-30, M Mar 9

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    TRUE LOVE: Always desires, never demands Always believes, never belittles Always protects, never controls Always surrounds, never suffocates Always encircles, never imprisons...
    GJOFJ3 GJOFJ3 56-60, M 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    I believe in love, care and understand human beings what what they go through on given situation.. For most is it's hard and complex situations and we have to face challenge on...
    xRohit xRohit 31-35, M Mar 9

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    I'm always a firm believer that what you put out will always come back to you. The door you open for someone will always come back to you by making your pathway clearer or...
    Happinessisthinking Happinessisthinking 41-45, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    John 8:6-8 (NIV)"But Jesus bent down and started to write on the ground with his finger. When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, "If any one of you...
    poisedjaber poisedjaber 26-30, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    omg guys, yesterday a complete stranger came (i think he might be 18), i saw him before once or twice but never talked to him, so this is how it went.. me waiting for the school...
    glowingdiamond glowingdiamond 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 6

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    I love this life that the good Lord has gifted to me, and I pay it forward. Every Friday, for roughly the past 20 months, I have welcomed into my house, members of the Jehovah...
    leosdisciple leosdisciple 56-60, M 2 Responses Mar 2

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    I believe in the concept of soul mates. Though my belief in such is related directly to my rather Celtic inspired belief in reincarnation, or what they knew as the "Cycle of Souls...
    rinn13 rinn13 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 8

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    Self forgiveness is important too :) No one is perfect and our mistakes can teach us how to become better. We are worth the kindness to ourselves that we provide others too
    longhorn12 longhorn12 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 9

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    Today I received such a wonderful gift, and its called "LIFE". I'm so grateful To God for giving me another chance to live and to experience life.I know my life isn't perfect, and...
    mhaineskee mhaineskee 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 10

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    Live in the now, live in today, today is a gift, that's why it is known as the present, everyday is a new day a fresh start, yesterday is the past, the past is the past, tomorrow...
    nathchalk97 nathchalk97 18-21, M Mar 18

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    Family Is Special One good and loving man I've known here has thought me one thing about making ones family important. I've been helping, and always being with them whenever...
    ladyryan ladyryan 41-45, F 6 Responses Mar 21

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    My mom had some pretty girlfriends and I had crushes on them. In my teens I had some good conversations with them. This was fulfilling to me, talking to pretty ladies on an adult...
    Cleancut Cleancut 41-45 3 Responses Mar 9

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    I think if we all look around , we can all see everyday another reason to believe in God. Rather it's a beautiful sunset , or even kind comments from a stranger. God is always...
    christiaan30 christiaan30 36-40, M 6 Responses Mar 13

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    What if today we remember to be a little kinder? Speak a little softer? Show people a little more grace? Remember that woman who doesn’t crack a smile today might not be rude...
    Jerseygirl72 Jerseygirl72 41-45, F 6 Responses Mar 14

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    I do this quite often and I never expect anything back from it just that you don't abuse my kindness or mistake it for weakness.
    myownbox myownbox 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 15

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    Yes I do. Have been trying to be more selfish though. I need and I still give. Kindness to self should be the most attractive trait one should have. I am a square peg. While...
    complex7 complex7 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    I believe in Freedom of Speech. I think that, as a rule, we should be able to express our ideas, thoughts and opinions. But, I think that there is a big misconception that...
    annalea annalea 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 18

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    I now realize you can't be a nice guy. People don't appreciate acts of kindness. I'm tired of hearing I'm too nice. What does that even mean? I'm just a little fed up given so...
    safaree safaree 22-25, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Small acts of kindness from feeding strays to paying for someone's bill let me know that he world is not completely full of darkness after all.
    MrRuth MrRuth 16-17, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I want to give you a gift. Not a gift of monetary delight, but the gift of my heart.I want you to know my ear is yours, your thoughts are mine. Tell me your dreams and let me hold...
    Hm3454 Hm3454 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 18

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