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I Never Underestimate The Power Of Kindness

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 130 People

    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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    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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    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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    ~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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    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 46-50, F 2 Responses Feb 9, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    It's sad to always have my family underestimate me for everything I do. Went to take my permit test today and of course, they all said things to put me down since yesterday. My...
    anonamanda001 anonamanda001 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    When I was about 8, I went away with my mother, father, sister and grandmother. This vacation was very much unlike the other ones I have taken with my family because this was my...
    Ruminateandpursue Ruminateandpursue 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    I had a neighbor who couldn't stand me. I suspect its because Im white and most of the neighborhood wasn't. im sure it also had to do with my lifestyle, which at the time was very...
    jayciedubb jayciedubb 46-50, M 12 Responses Apr 13

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    It makes me feel good to make someone else feel good. I love smiles, they're the most beautiful thing in the world. Except for flowers, of course. But I think some people don't...
    FoolOfATook FoolOfATook 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 16

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    I believe in the chain of kindness. All your acts of kindness will come back to you sooner or later, you just have to pay attention and appreciate the little things in life...
    neverendingfairytale neverendingfairytale 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 22

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    Kindness is extremely attractive. Kindness wins me ever time.
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    Kindness is too often correlated with weakness in my opinion. I try to go out if my way to be a kind and decent human being, but it does get discouraging when people try to take...
    kwazzee kwazzee 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 6

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    I think random acts of kindness are messages from a higher place to remind us we are human and can be decent
    moiramoira moiramoira 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    And I named my car kindness. Lol I'm not original at all :P
    churchdadatnight churchdadatnight 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 13

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    One time on the train someone had written "inspiration for everyone traveling" and had painted a heart on one of the seats. That's what I call a random act of kindness and it made...
    AmandizzLove06 AmandizzLove06 16-17, F Apr 17

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    Yesterday a stranger came to my door during a heavy rain storm. (Living in the country we rarely have strangers show up.) One of my dogs had ran out in the road and was killed by...
    poetryafterdark poetryafterdark 36-40, F 4 Responses Apr 18

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    I actually love to perform acts of kindness to others. I was raised that way by my great parents. A couple of years ago, I had done something that brought love and life to a...
    juliewardatbeach juliewardatbeach 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 19

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    There aren't enough people in the world who are kind to the people they meet. Regardless of if you're a total stranger or my best friend, I always treat people the same way. There...
    aLoneTheory aLoneTheory 13-15, M Apr 19

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    I try to perform an random act of kindness every day...
    lynberry1978 lynberry1978 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 19

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    About two weeks ago I was picking up groceries. After I finished unloading the shopping cart, I was about to return it to the cart corral. All of a sudden the woman in the car...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 3 Responses Apr 22

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    REAL TALK POWER'S OF ENERGY GREETINGS!.. Its Me Icey! The Energy Manipulator, How are you all?.. Me? Im Well Thanks..And I've Got so much Stuff to talk to ya'll about! Its not...
    icey1 icey1 22-25, M Apr 25

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    The saying "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me" is completely a lie. Words are very powerful things that could very much change someone's life...
    Whobody Whobody 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 4

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    Treat others the way you want to be treated. Don't do to others what you don't want to be done. You will never regret being kind, but you will regret being otherwise.
    Letmebee Letmebee 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    "As long as we are human.. We have heart." My roommate is so silent (I thought before), she's my classmate for four years but we never talk personally. This is my final year and...
    jalanyanglurus jalanyanglurus 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    this happened last year, i just wanna share with you guys hehe. well, i was feeling down that day (i dont remember why) and i had to go to the post office to get my mum's parcel...
    deeyanah deeyanah 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    My Yahweh, Almighty God, Ruler of the Universe, Nothing or no one on earth compares to You.. It is often difficult to wrap my head around all of Your Glory and Power according to...
    kayblue kayblue 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    The very place where thoughts are created The pulling, the force, the longing for your heart to follow suite The sensual desires dance rapidly, making your body tingle with want...
    WithinTheHeart WithinTheHeart 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 3

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    Me personally? I'm torn between the multi-powers of "Infamous: Second Son", the phone abilities of "Saints Row 3" or even better "Eden of the East", the blacklight powers from...
    omutsukimi omutsukimi 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 6

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    So many people wish that they had powers or wish they had lots of money, or a better job or other things or even wish they were the opposite gender. There is just so many wishes...
    jon200547 jon200547 26-30, M Apr 7

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    This is a rant (just so we are clear) Power went out at 3:45am. No worries I lit my favorite grapefruit scented candle and relaxed until daylight. I hit the local coffee house...
    terutessa terutessa 46-50, F Apr 18

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    POWERED ENERGIES,PICS AND VIDEO'S.. Greetings to all how are you aIl? Me? Never better thank you! :-) So theres a thunderstorm thats accurued tonight @ 12:52am. April21 i set my...
    icey1 icey1 22-25, M Apr 21

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    Ability to stop time, defiantly. Like, no one else moves or has any perception of passed time except me. It would be amazing; I would never be late for anything. I wouldn't have to...
    BadCatholic BadCatholic 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    It's taken me a long time to get around to writing this letter. I've been putting it off for years, to be honest. I suppose that I was waiting for you to get in touch with me. An...
    courtney24850 courtney24850 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 14

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    If I had a super power, it would be the power of invisibility ahah
    iwillsavethenature iwillsavethenature 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 5

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    We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil...
    gnehs28 gnehs28 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    SUCCESS!..Who SAYSLIGHTNING DOESN'T STRIKE TWICE? April 21 2:47pm I recieved a called from my neighbor about receiving my mail.. my then told me, if I knew that a lightning...
    icey1 icey1 22-25, M Apr 21

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    How To Understand & Use All Aspects Of Your Powers.. Greetings! Everyone its me Icey, The Energy Manipulator..Ive decided to open this post to give some representation for other...
    icey1 icey1 22-25, M Apr 21

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    I'm in my 30s and never had a girlfriend. I'm going to die without ever experiencing being on a real date. I think our higher power doesn't want some people to experience love...
    dude2278 dude2278 31-35, M a week ago

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