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I Believe the Kindness of a Stranger Is a Great Gift

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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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    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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    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 2 Responses Jan 17, 2010

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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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    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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    Be the change you wish to see in the world. Be kind, for every person you meet is going through their own difficult battle.
    JaidIsAWildflower JaidIsAWildflower 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    NURTURING THE BLOSSOM! I know you have self esteem issues, you have difficulty seeing yourself as worthy of admiration... Well, when are you gonna stop for a minute and realize...
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    NURTURING THE BLOSSOM I know you have self esteem issues, you have difficulty seeing yourself as worthy of admiration... Well, when are you gonna stop for a minute and realize...
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    NURTURING THE BLOSSOM I know you have self esteem issues, you have difficulty seeing yourself as worthy of admiration... Well, when are you gonna stop for a minute and realize...
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    NURTURING THE BLOSSOM I know you have self esteem issues, you have difficulty seeing yourself as worthy of admiration... Well, when are you gonna stop for a minute and realize...
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    All it takes is a moment to brighten up someone's day. Make a phone call, open a door, help an elderly person untagle her shirt from her purse in a parking lot so she suffers no...
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    I've had experiences when I was younger, long before I learned about animal communicators. I'm currently trying to get back in touch with that innate ability to commune with other...
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    I just met that person once in a 711 and we locked eyes. I got embarrassed and we never looked at each other again. I regret that I didn't ask his name or memorized his face...
    jayshade jayshade 18-21, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I grew up, my parents telling me strictly not to talk to strangers or talk to people online. So for some weird reason I don't understand, I love talking to strangers. Telling...
    anon152 anon152 13-15, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    “I firmly believe in small gestures: pay for their coffee, hold the door for strangers, over tip, smile or try to be kind even when you don’t feel like it, pay compliments...
    livelaughlovedream3 livelaughlovedream3 41-45, F 6 Responses 5 days ago

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    "Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love."~ Lao Tzu
    intrigued4life intrigued4life 36-40, F Aug 20

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    I have been banned from multiple sights for posting nude photos of myself. I have great boobs (and more) and I love the attention.
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    I believe the greatest human trait that we can display is compassion. If everyone had equal amounts of compassion for one another this would be a better world to be in.
    TheSpiritCarriesOn TheSpiritCarriesOn 36-40, M Aug 23

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    I cannot understand people who say to me that the bible is the truth and nothing but the truth. Nothing in this world of sin can be 100% truth, humans make a pigs dinner out of...
    PurpleGlassPalace PurpleGlassPalace 26-30, M 6 Responses Sep 3

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    I'm a believer and don't consider myself a snob. I respect your right to believe as you want. I choose to believe. I have been a scientist, of sorts, all my adult life. I believe...
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    I got recognized as gifted when I was 17 years old. Due to mental illnesses and medication etc. Some areas like memory, logic and the likes were retardedly low. Other areas like...
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    Today was Day 7 of 10 of my beach vacation. For the most part, you see the same people on the beach, but today was different. As we set up our "camp" (umbrellas, chairs, bogey...
    missformidable missformidable 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 21

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    Pray pray pray for peace in the world! (1 John 5:14), (Psalm 34:15), (Psalm 130:2), (1 Peter 3:12), (James 5:16) Crusade Prayer (164) Prayer of Peace for Nations: O Jesus bring...
    Lushiro Lushiro 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 10

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    This is a repost of my featured story/i want to say thx u experience. The friend i an talking about is fallenindarkness~ :3 best person and the best friend a person can ever have...
    InfiniteMusic InfiniteMusic 13-15, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    God hates vegetarians. ­ " When it was time for the harvest, Cain presented some of his crops as a gift to the Lord. 4 Abel also brought a gift—the best portions of the...
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    Those who make compassion an essential part of their lives find the joy of life. Kindness deepens the spirit and produces rewards that cannot be completely explained in words. It...
    coolsmile coolsmile 31-35, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Belief is felt by all, belief really can move mountains. The Scottish referendum showed me this. We had the highest turnout in an election since universal suffrage was granted...
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    You were just a stranger with a great line and a vivid imagination. You asked me to trust you. That you won't ever hurt me and that you only want to help me. To make me a stronger...
    margai margai 41-45, F 4 Responses Aug 20

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    Why do we need to feel superior? What is it about us that seeks the emotional or spiritual defeat of another? How can we so easily trample on those around us? Why can’t we...
    SaraBee1995 SaraBee1995 18-21, F 8 Responses Aug 25

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    My family settled down for some years in that house. At the time when I was about 15 y/o my relationship with my stepfather was not at all good. He had always been generally very...
    Anrymci Anrymci 46-50, F Aug 30

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    The teenagers on EP are easy to write off, on for a minute then on to the next new. Look at the rest of the ages......most must be around 40-55. Whatever is so damn exciting...
    Ksharp33 Ksharp33 41-45, M Sep 1

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    I am absolutely in shock. I knew this young lady under a different username and I absolutely thought the world of her I thought she was an incredibly loving human being. Boy was I...
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    I believe this to be true. People will enter and exit our lives in the course of our lifetime. Every once in a while you will meet someone who effects your life through a...
    greeneyedgirl12 greeneyedgirl12 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 26

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    Exposition must have application. Exposition Must Have Application by A. W. Tozer Chapter 7 from Of God and Men (Harrisburg, Penn: Christian Publications, 1960) A.W. Tozer...
    Cootamundra Cootamundra 70+, M 1 Response Aug 28

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    Good guys finish last? Nope, don't think so. There's a misconception that "good guys" are generally idiots, just because we're kind doesn't mean were idiots. I hate it when people...
    TheTrueStory TheTrueStory 70+ a week ago

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    O beloved why did my crazy soul begin to fly? Oh, where did this courage come from? The breeze teases and taunts me, the breeze plays havoc with me. Even the raindrops won’t...
    animelover1990 animelover1990 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    I've done this a few times. The first time I was a young teen. I was walking to school(2miles) it was pouring with rain and I and my brother were soaked. As we got to the bridge...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Aug 20

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    I don't believe age matters unless it's like 12 and under with a ******* 20+ guy or girl. They're still a child. It's really ********** then. Thats my opinion tho~
    BustyLove BustyLove 18-21, F 3 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    All women All females They are unique They are pure They are love They are happiness They are kindness They are everything 🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸
    kimi97 kimi97 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 24

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    ... So very true, all it takes is just one small gesture of kindness to make a difference to someone's life. You will never know how something so simple as a quick hello or a smile...
    lilreddress lilreddress 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 29

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    White Unemployment 5.3% -- Black Unemployment 11.4% CNSNews.com) – While unemployment nationwide is 6.1%, the unemployment rate for black Americans at 11.4% is more than double...
    fitsjustfine fitsjustfine 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 6

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    And to think...... I walk through this brilliant, divine energy...X... every morning on my morning walks... I can feel it pass through me (just like electricity passes through us...
    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 8

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    God ***** me constantly. Endlessly. Roughly. He indulges me with his cooling kindness and I burn him in flaming passion.
    thelonerinyourbed thelonerinyourbed 70+, T 1 Response Sep 8

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    Beautiful, It's not about your waistline. It's not about how big or small your curves are. Cup size, waist size--it's all alterable and changes with age, silly thing. Why waste...
    Fuzzies Fuzzies 56-60, M 1 Response Sep 9

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    I see that even on this website, people are cruel to each other because of their differences. This is not the only kind of interaction I see here. I know love and genuine kindness...
    RainbowHarmony RainbowHarmony 22-25, M 4 Responses Sep 10

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