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I Believe the Kindness of a Stranger Is a Great Gift

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    A Stranger Like An Angel

    I came out of the hospital where I had found out that my mother had no chance to live that she was about to die. I was very upset and I provoked an accident with my car. The owner of the car broken by me, not only that he was very kind to me with  no hurtful words, no frown...
    magdasoni magdasoni 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 7, 2012

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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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    Related Experiences

    So I have some question, and I would like as many people as possible to leave comments: Right now Islamic extremists are killing babies in the most horrific ways. I will not share...
    tcennoC tcennoC 51-55, M Aug 9

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    The world is falling apart because of your devious minds and your narrow and orthodoxical mind and yet you still say "where is God? Why isn't he fixing anything?" God gave us free...
    MoonMusicLover22 MoonMusicLover22 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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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 2 days ago

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    At the time my occupation was a truck driver. I hardly had any contact with people, much less a good looking girl. Anyway I decided to check In to a hotel that day to watch my...
    LifeLoveCashAndSin LifeLoveCashAndSin 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 9

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    Today in a world of constant change, we still have many unanswered questions concerning life after death. Science and technology continues to produce new discoveries with results...
    vaylorie vaylorie 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 9

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    Check out Random Acts of Hazel on Facebook. It's a page dedicated to a great man that lived random acts of kindness in his everyday life, and recently lost his battle with cancer...
    smithgirl26 smithgirl26 26-30, F Aug 11

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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 1 day ago

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    Just Two Words.... That Meant So Much...My Mom had a stroke three months ago. She is stronger now, strong enough that I took her out for lunch today. Mom is not steady on her feet...
    Kathieredart Kathieredart 56-60, F 10 Responses Aug 4

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    Some people do and do not believe in God. I personally do. People say there isn't any proof God exists but the also can't prove to me that he doesn't exist. People can ask...
    orangelily1234 orangelily1234 31-35, F 7 Responses Aug 3

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    I do smile at strangers because that's the only instant gift I can give to someone I don't know about. I always get it back and it makes me feel good. Every person that I meet I...
    lemongrass09 lemongrass09 46-50, F 3 Responses Aug 11

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    Confessions of a broken heart.... Imagine this.. You're madly deeply in love with the man you married last year, your best friend, and partner in crime. You have a strong and fun...
    jcav03 jcav03 26-30, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I've always had a love for tickling and feet. My tickle experiences have predominantly been M/M. For me tickling is a great bonding experience, also a great way to earn trust...
    Ticklishboy35 Ticklishboy35 31-35, M 31 mins ago

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    Today while working in downtown Seattle a complete stranger gave me THE MOST gorgeous bouquet of fresh flowers. We were sharing an elevator and being me, of course, I gushed over...
    Femininewiles Femininewiles 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 23

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    In the past ten days, I've performed many random acts of lovingkindness, as my heart lead me. Some were returned to me almost instantly...and brought me lovely "happiness" waves...
    jenga1 jenga1 46-50, F 3 Responses Jul 24

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    Yes, courage and kindness especially to those who are maltreated.
    sashakimi4 sashakimi4 13-15, F Jul 30

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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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    I don't see the point in treating someone unkindly. It only reflects negatively on yourself. I understand that people don't always see eye to eye, but where in that does it say you...
    SolitarySummer SolitarySummer 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    This happened to me three days ago and since then I can't stop thinking about it. Well, my cousin, our friend and me went out that night after waiting like 5 hours for my cousin...
    nyantastic nyantastic 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    I think everyone should be treated with kindness and given the benefit of the doubt. I love how someone reads experiences and labels a person based upon that, and won't take the...
    Desperationmaster Desperationmaster 26-30, M 19 hrs ago

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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 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    *THE STRANGERS YOU GIVE YOUR HEART TO*Strangers will come into your life and you will be forever changed. Whether it's for the better or the worse, that would be entirely up to you...
    CandyxCane CandyxCane 36-40, F 8 Responses Jul 22

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    I try to perform at least one act a day whether it is complimenting someone who really looks like they could use one or leaving a gift card for someone to find in the stacks at the...
    VeritasAeterna VeritasAeterna 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 28

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    I believe in miracles I believe in love and I believe in kindness and the only way anybody can get any of those is through the Lord Jesus Christ he will save you
    chadlawless chadlawless 41-45, M Jul 30

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    I believe people people come into our lives for a reason. Sometimes to make us feel better and lift our fallen and battered spirits. To bring and laughter. To make us realize that...
    brokenscarred brokenscarred 36-40, F 4 Responses Jul 31

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    I think that as human beings, the act of compassion is the purest and selfless thing we can do for another human being and other creatures great or small. It shows a greater side...
    holgado holgado 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 3

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    This is a list in progress I believe in ... (1) Swinging on a 3-0 count (2) The 1st sip of morning coffee (3) pets are my friends (4) Aspiration (5) Being left-handed is a gift...
    MaskedRascal MaskedRascal 36-40, M Jul 30

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    My magical journey based on book "The magic" written by Rhonda Byrne for attracting my desires of life( A perfect dream job and my marriage with my love) Day 17- The Magic Check...
    TrueLoverN TrueLoverN 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 3

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    I believe it was supposed to say 'stronger' instead of 'stranger' :/
    ConcealedWildheart ConcealedWildheart 13-15 Aug 3

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    I've been running and off road biking for 35 years. In fact on bad days I go at it with a death wish intensity. You guys who have ever competitively featured in either or both of...
    lifeisforfree lifeisforfree 61-65, M 1 Response Aug 12

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    Seriously this is one thing I love. I really believe that simply saying "hi" or giving a compliment to a random stranger can change their day.. maybe even their life. I mean, what...
    camryn00 camryn00 13-15, F Aug 13

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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 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    This should be great!!! Why always a serious relationship and heartbreak ?!?! Just friends :)))) Always happy;))))
    kimi97 kimi97 16-17, F 4 hrs ago

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    i believe in YOU..i believe in everything!
    chippylovemrchips chippylovemrchips 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    What I really want to do is talk to God, but somehow praying alone just feels like I am talking to myself. What I want to say to Him is what I have always said to Him since I...
    PurpleGlassPalace PurpleGlassPalace 26-30 2 Responses 37 mins ago

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    The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away. The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success. When you stop chasing the...
    mariacutte mariacutte 31-35, F Jul 23

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    I make an effort everyday to be kind to others because i know they will pass it on. It doesn't have to be something big or showy. A little kindness such as saying Hi! or a smile...
    Segmeister Segmeister 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 24

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    This happens often when you have kids...little old ladies especially. I remember one lovely old lady in the doctors surgery once who told me all about her children when they were...
    StoneWall77 StoneWall77 36-40, F Jul 28

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    Many of us go through life in fear and uncertainty which we disguise as practicality - at times to the extreme. We put together a hyped-up image of what we think will make us...
    jenga1 jenga1 46-50, F Aug 13

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    On the second year of my marriage my mother in law gave me a birthday gift. A Card printed on her PC.. Picture of a Huge Gorilla and on its mouth was a yellow daisy. The Caption...
    funnyepkelly funnyepkelly 36-40, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I was a lost girl. I was trying to find myself. That was until I met someone online last summer. We became really good friends, talked about life and played around. We promised...
    JumpingTomatoes JumpingTomatoes 16-17 7 Responses Jul 28

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