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I Never Underestimate The Power Of Kindness

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    Valuable Lesson

    I've mentioned elsewhere that I lived in a homeless shelter for several months.  Living there I learned one of the most important lessons I've yet absorbed:  always be kind.I did not like all of the women at that shelter.  A few I came very close to hating.  I was kind anyway...
    Plaid Plaid 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 12, 2011

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    ~The Little Starfish~ (poem) copy

    The Starfish Perspective Upon the beach, there we laid, As many did pass by. Until a small girl came near, She wouldn't let me die. I saw a stranger approach her, And heard him asked her why? She said they all have worth, And this one doesn't have to die. I will do whatever I...
    Raindrop000 Raindrop000 51-55, F 3 Responses Jul 24, 2010

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    My Power Of Kindness

    I think that5 most people don't understand. The power of kindness. Its the best kind of power to have. To want to help other people. Its something that is nice to have. It can also be passed around to others. I know that I have always had the power of kindness. I just need to be...
    acjf acjf 22-25, F Mar 11, 2011

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    My Tribute To My Aunt And Uncle

    After thoroughly going over the details of my childhood with me, my psychiatrist asked me where I had taken the model for my own family. I had to answer that it was from spending summers with Aunt L and Uncle A. When I was ten and my sister nine, my parents seperated. My...
    jojewel jojewel 56-60, F 12 Responses Mar 2, 2010

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    The Most Kindest Man In The Universe

    I never thought up until 2 years ago that kindness could exist in such a pure untainted , unconditional form as that  I have experienced from a  wonderful man. Clearly it is a breed in extinction , but It overwhelms now as i write that countless friends , family , strangers and...
    andromeda andromeda 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 9, 2012

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    It's An Energy!

    Being kind and spreading that kindness around is like an energy source all it's own. It can grow and is vulnerable to the same vacuum effect as anything else that tries to suck the life force from good things.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 8, 2011

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    We Remember What's Important

    When I was a little girl it was popular to have Kool Aid stands, pretty similar to lemon aid stands. So I bought the Kool Aid, mixed it up, got the glasses and napkins and set up in the local park.Shortly after a group of girls came by, checked out my stand, giggled and proceeded...
    frito414 frito414 56-60, F 28 Responses Jan 22, 2010

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    One Random Act

    One random act of kindness can change someone's life.  Be a blessing to others and blessings will flow to you.
    silentwitness silentwitness 46-50 3 Responses May 9, 2010

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    Aunt L's Big Heart

    The first few summers I spent at Aunt L's and Uncle A's house they had downstairs neighbours who had 5 rambunctious boys. Well, really 4 rambunctious ones and 1 who had been born with some kind of neurological problem. There was something wrong with his arms, he couldn't bring...
    jojewel jojewel 56-60, F 2 Responses Mar 13, 2010

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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...
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    I will never forget going shopping once... The car park was one that was attached to the shopping center.. Sat out side the lifts on a freezing cold day was a young man sat on the...
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    "Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love."~ Lao Tzu
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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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    I think someone randomly doing anything nice for me no matter how small the act can literally turn around my entire day no matter how bad of a mood I was in before a random act of...
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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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    If we all do one random act of kindness daily, we just might be in the right direction
    Goliath2014 Goliath2014 41-45, M 3 Responses Jul 31

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    People often forget that KINDNESS is FREE!!!
    Goliath2014 Goliath2014 41-45, M 2 Responses Aug 5

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    Yes, a kind person is so sexy to me. Someone who wants to help others and genuinely cares wins me over quickly. Looks are nice.....but true kindness is irresistible...;)
    dorothea779 dorothea779 31-35, F Aug 8

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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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    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...
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    A lot of things in this world I miss. Missed opportunity's, misunderstandings, misinterpretations, miscalculations, but one thing iv never missed is misplaced feelings. Iv fallen...
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