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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    You cant change everyone but once in a while you can do something kind or compassionate for someone and it will make them a kinder person.
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    Finding midlife years very confusing everything I thought I knew And held dear to me seems to be slipping away anyone feel the same
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    Dare to be a blessing to someone today!
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    Life is God's greatest gift to us. The moment you think you are simply blessed for being alive and healthy, it makes your day a whole lot better. Have been sad lately, but I have...
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    I've always loved to smile at strangers hoping that it could make them happy. I hate seeing sad and stressed out people so I used to smile and wave at them in tell they would smile...
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    A Thanks is in Order Father dear Father Each night I call out to you Saying this and that Meaningless nothings and trivial concerns And each night you listen intently As though...
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    Because I don't have one.. In my heart, I can't found one.. Kindness in my actions is a choice to make every day, it's like memorising a formula or an etiquette to perform it with...
    9thguy 9thguy 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 18

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    I have spoken to a lot of people this Very early morning! 🌘 I have gotten great compliments💁, great advice 😇and met many wonderful people👫👭👫👭👫👭
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    "With kindness, comes love, understanding & gratitude." ~lovingRIZA
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    Love is the most important thing ever. Understanding begets wisdom. And kindness is good for the soul.
    Flygirl827 Flygirl827 41-45 Jul 4

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    Kindness counts above all else. It does not matter how good looking, educated, passionate or interesting someone is. It all means nothing without kindness. ❤️🌹
    lemongrass09 lemongrass09 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    It's very difficult to do a lot of the time but, I try not go judge someone by their appearances, or their words and behaviour, I try to add a little kindness to my thoughts...
    Paca24 Paca24 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 9

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    I don't get many opportunities because I don't go out much and I hardly have any money.. But the times I have done acts of kindness they felt very rewarding. Sometimes people...
    kbeary kbeary 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 10

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    Be kind to someone and you will make her/his day.It is contagious too! that person will smile and do the same for others.Of course,not always works but at least you gave example...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F Jul 16

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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...
    Mollydolly25 Mollydolly25 26-30, F 2 Responses a week ago

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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...
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    About The Importance Of Respect „We are not Cain, Lord. We have not slain our brother. But our words are often sharp as a knife. We are not Cain, Lord. We have not thrown a...
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    I consider myself a feminist to a degree. I was raised mostly by my mother who stayed at home by her own choice instead of getting a career because she considered her children her...
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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...
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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...
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    superkitty17 superkitty17 31-35, F 11 Responses Jul 4

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    I had a male best friend, we had so much in common. I use the past tense because he wanted to be more than just friends but I didn't. I was honest with him, I never led him on...
    Wintermagpie Wintermagpie 26-30 Jul 4

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    I believe love is something we all want and I want to understand it more
    babylovestar15 babylovestar15 18-21, F Jul 9

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    I don't know what to do!! :( I don't know!! Did I forgive him or did I simply hide him in my memories? When I was 11, my parents were invited to spend some time with friends...
    EarlPhantomhive EarlPhantomhive 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 18

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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 6 days ago

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    MRUstranger MRUstranger 22-25 2 days ago

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