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I Believe the Kindness of a Stranger Is a Great Gift

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 219 People

    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 2 Responses Jan 17, 2010

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    Yesterday I had an awful day,

    I'm very grateful for everything but yesterday was so stressful, I had barely enough money to get the bus home and after waiting half an hour in the evening for the bus in the rain it finally arrived , and as the doors opened I was greeted by an old man who was friendly looking...
    Hiddenmusician Hiddenmusician 13-15, F Apr 25

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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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    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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    after a horrible day I saw little kid passing a

    road while I was in the car. he looked and me and smiled :)) Than we waved each other whole 5 minutes. Made my entire day
    stiksss stiksss 16-17, F May 3

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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 12 Responses Jan 17, 2010

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    This study is about the seven trumpets of God as described in the book of Revelation. Before discussing each trumpet, I should explain that I believe the trumpets of Revelations...
    HeavensHome HeavensHome 46-50, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Instead of writing about myself this post is for all the people from those I have known to complete total strangers who have shown great acts of kindness that I will value for the...
    snoopymg snoopymg 36-40, F 5 Responses May 4

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    I have always been under pressure, pressure that threatens to crush me. From the earliest accounts that exist, my brother didnt appreciate my getting attention, and jealously...
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    Probably the subject I didn't want to write about so here it goes... Who has the power over me right now? The guy at work who's just out to make my job harder? An ex wife who seems...
    StevieF8 StevieF8 41-45, M May 20

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    For Myuran Sukumaran & Andrew ChanExecuted by firing squad 28 April 2015Love fled on the black of scattering wingsThe sky turned red and bled down blueSongs of glory and redemption...
    Faerylight Faerylight 41-45, F 5 Responses Apr 29

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    Why I Left Mormonism. Why I left Mormonism Documentation on my reasons for leaving Mormonism is listed at the beginning of my story. These links are here so that it is...
    Cootamundra Cootamundra 70+, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Titus 3:4-7: But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by...
    dfries63 dfries63 46-50, M 1 Response May 5

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    Today's word of the day...KINDNESS!!! I am sitting at my doctors office and the place is packed already, which is unusual for a morning appointment. Usually I can get in and knock...
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 41-45, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    A beautiful tale for adults who wander and dream . The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams HERE was once a velveteen rabbit, and in the beginning he was really splendid. He was...
    birdsrestingonabranch birdsrestingonabranch 22-25, F 1 Response May 16

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    I grow exhausted of presumptional apologetics. I mention spiritually speaking I don't want to be under the authority of a higher power because I say that none of us consented to...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M 1 Response May 15

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    Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving...
    Ennah Ennah 18-21, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    I talked to a guy at work today who I know, about his guitar he had at work. The guitar was beat up and had many things wrong with it. He still talked about how he loved it and...
    tornsin tornsin 31-35, M 8 Responses May 5

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    I was in a buffet line and saw a little girl trying to get her noodles (aww) and she was having trouble putting it on her plate. So I asked if she needed help and I put some...
    Yoyoko Yoyoko 16-17, F May 10

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    Once you begin to knowledge random acts of kindness - both the ones you have recieved and the ones you have given - you can no longer believe that what you do doesn't matter.
    Hanna36 Hanna36 36-40, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    The Rapture, the Tribulation, and Armageddon I'm a simple student of the Bible interested in the foretold events of the end time. These are some of my personal opinions and...
    HeavensHome HeavensHome 46-50, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    Looking for a match-maker somewhere in Utah. Apparently, I seem to end up liking women who only want a great friend who is awesome with kids, easy to talk to, spiritual but not...
    SgtP3pp3r SgtP3pp3r 51-55, M May 14

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    Internet friends seem more supportive than real life friends. When I was a kid I was told "don't talk to strangers on the internet" but they are supportive and great to talk to, as...
    RebeccaIsAwesome01 RebeccaIsAwesome01 13-15, F May 18

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    I've had a few boyfriends and have dropped the L-bomb a few times but now looking back, I believe I only genuinely meant it with one boy. His name is Dunny and we dated for a...
    molliee151 molliee151 22-25, F 3 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I was at my best friend's house a few days ago. I will admit that at one point, I thought that I was "into him", but I have realized of late that due to my abuse over the years, I...
    Delphineidunna Delphineidunna 26-30, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I believe in the enforcement of equality under the law and of opportunities, not equality of outcome. Life should be what you make it, not what is forced upon you or forced away...
    missfiona missfiona 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    You are tracking this phone too. That's OK I I'm still leaving you. So you can believe that
    bigsarge6996 bigsarge6996 41-45, M 2 hrs ago

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    Believing in a loving God is better than believing God as judgemental. Believe because you love our God, than follow because you only fear God. :)
    drunkpotato drunkpotato 18-21, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    But sometimes I believe a good a$$ whoopin' is also necessary....  
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 41-45, F 7 Responses Apr 30

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    I always believe if your good to people they are most likely going to be good to you back. I also believe very strongly in karma. I am always nice to everyone.
    ButterflyPrincess876 ButterflyPrincess876 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Kindness is extremely attractive. Kindness wins me ever time.
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M May 1

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    ive managed to reach a state or sense of much more peacefulness, not complete peacefulness, but its enough to be able to cope with dealing with myself through life a bit better...
    wezamuntkee wezamuntkee 36-40, M 1 Response May 3

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    "Sexy doesn't impress me. Smart impresses me, strength of character impresses me. But most of all, I am impressed by kindness. Kindness, I think, comes from learning hard...
    Daydreaming2 Daydreaming2 41-45, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    The Cross Busters!! "And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man...
    churinga churinga 70+, M May 11

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    Four are the Seasons, that toil through the years. They bear a true witness to our laughter and tears. In time...when it's ready, the weather will change. Often in silence, its...
    Loverofpeace Loverofpeace 41-45, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Stranger in yourself Have you ever look at a picture of yourself and see a stranger looking back at you?? Have you ever asked yourself if you're life has a meaning? How many...
    tomanyfeeling28 tomanyfeeling28 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I joined EP in the winter to figure out some serious problems in my marriage. After much agonizing, I made the decision to divorce my husband of 11 years. The whole experience...
    deleted deleted 26-30 10 Responses May 16

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