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I Believe the Kindness of a Stranger Is a Great Gift

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    He's the most awesome person ever. I mean, who could create complicated stuff like us with so much love and intelligence? Only He can.
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    QuietWriter QuietWriter 70+, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    And music is like sex .. Two of gods greatest gifts that take me away with wild abandon.
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    When growing up back home in my country, Zambia, Santa Claus was called Father Christmas. Father Christmas at my mom's workplace always gave me and others many gifts. Every...
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    I don't know about you but i would like that a lot haha. i guess its something about wedgi.es and getting them that feel great. i only wish it could happen, like getting one...
    ThongSlipsAgain ThongSlipsAgain 18-21, M 9 hrs ago

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    You'd be amazed at how far a simple act of kindness can go! The simplest thing done by a stranger can alter your whole day! The weather is a bit ott at the moment. On your way to...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Jan 13

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    In fact, I'm rather addicted to them myself. There's a sort of delicious thrill when I pay for the person behind me at a toll gate or drive thru or when I sew hand warmers and...
    ShotsZ ShotsZ 41-45, F 14 Responses Jan 21

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    I believe in Him , he represent Jesus in our Eyes he believe in Jesus as we believe in him too . He had a great heart for the poorer. Thank you for kindness thank you for praying...
    bleszy bleszy 18-21, F Jan 18

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    The other day, I saw a kid (maybe 17 years old) walking in Niagara Falls in 5 degree weather with just a short sleeved tee shirt on, no coat. Shivering. Cars were passing by him...
    Thinklife Thinklife 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 19

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    I believe I'm a great mom, by no means am I perfect but I try to do my best at making my kids happy. My husband on the other hand only half hears what my kids say to him as he is...
    justagirl30 justagirl30 36-40, F 2 hrs ago

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    If you are nice to me, then I will be 10 times nicer to you for just being nice to me. In my opinion, kindness is one of the best gifts anyone could give you.
    chasetheweirdo8 chasetheweirdo8 13-15, M 4 Responses Jan 3

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    small things that one can do to make somone else's day. it makes the giver's day too. it is also contagious. how is it bad to ahow a human that humans care. I saw a woman trting...
    regalshewolf regalshewolf 41-45, F 4 Responses Jan 8

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    YES THEY DO.THERE IS STILL A STIGMA AROUND IT;THAT STIGMA MUST END NOW!To this very day for us, the sufferers, it is difficult to broach this subject without fear, trepidation...
    lunadelobos lunadelobos 41-45 3 Responses Jan 16

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    Southernbelle1203 Southernbelle1203 41-45, F Jan 19

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    i'm sick of hearing people say''family is everything.there's nothing more than family''and they meant family means blood. NO,that is not true. I had been phisically,sexually abused...
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    To me one of the most greatest qualities is is to be kind. As humans we are all selfish... But I really admire kind thoughtful people.. My dad was a very kind man who always...
    Cheygirl22 Cheygirl22 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 9

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    ive had four years of being saved, to working side by side with the lord to help awaken friends and familie's spirits, to pulling their own demons into me and saved again and again...
    charbaby801 charbaby801 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 5

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    Even simple things like letting the woman with 5 items go ahead of my full basket instead of making her wait. I hope it's contagious. We can all use more kindness.
    JJjenniejones JJjenniejones 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 12

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    I think people often forget how the little acts of kindness can shape your day. A smile or a thank you has the power to uplift. Especially when you're feeling low :)
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    Corzomec Corzomec 18-21, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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