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I Never Underestimate The Power Of Kindness

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 127 People

    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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    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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    ~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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I've just been thinking about this a little further. I feel kindness matters all the more when we or others botch things up, when the eyes of the world or on you or you feel they...
    percolatinglightly percolatinglightly 51-55, M 1 Response Dec 12

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    There was this guy in my school, really cool but I personally do not know him. Last night he spent most of his personal time making 130 cookies. Cookies that he chose to give out...
    alxvii alxvii 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 16

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    I cannot imagine that I, forty years from now, will looking back on my life and say, "I wish I had been a bigger **** to people." Kindness is what makes us human. Kindness is what...
    PhresnoPhoenix PhresnoPhoenix 36-40, M Dec 4

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    For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone. Audrey Hepburn...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 3 Responses Dec 15

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    Each day I keep asking God for wisdom. I keep asking Him to help me to walk in God's love, compassion, gentleness and kindness. I keep asking God to help me please and honor Him...
    RhodeIslandLady RhodeIslandLady 56-60, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I am kind and gentle to everyone I see or meet. But it breaks my heart to see how ignorant this world has become. Little acts of Kindness, makes me smile. I saw a poor, homless...
    sagard1994 sagard1994 18-21, M Dec 10

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    Alright, so my semester wasn't perfect. But it was also the hardest semester I've ever scheduled for myself. It was also my best semester, ever. When I was younger I never gave a...
    asnplaysrugby asnplaysrugby 22-25, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    Earth's first "Light Magic" online "Neverwinter online" (termed as Neverwinter OL) can be a treasure authorized child from the an entire world of entertainment industry giant, this...
    golddty golddty 18-21, M 10 hrs ago

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    I always try to be a Good Samaritan whenever I can. Making someone happy or helping them out gives me such a great feeling. But it's people like the one I encountered yesterday...
    Annaelaine Annaelaine 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 25

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    There's more hate in this world than kindness. So whenever I see a kind act no matter big or small, I love it like it's the most beautiful thing I've ever seen.
    Aquarius1402 Aquarius1402 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 26

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    Ya i must admit I'm pretty nice to most strangers and do random acts of kindness. It always feels good doing nice things for people, cause most people just expect the worst out of...
    CHADD1CT3D CHADD1CT3D 36-40, M 3 Responses Nov 28

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    So went out Black Friday shopping. Was waiting in line with my mom and sister in law as they were getting a big TV. They announced that they only had 150. There was more people...
    crafty36 crafty36 36-40, F Nov 30

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    I can't remember if this was at the end of last school year, over the summer, or the beginning of this school year, but my bff was spent the weekend with me. We was walking to the...
    s123456789s s123456789s 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 16

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    To thine own self be true. Kindness begins within first, we can be kind on the outside to others - that's the easy part. Taking care of ourselves inside and out is the challenge...
    Littlemisssomebody Littlemisssomebody 31-35, F a week ago

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    Treating people as I wish to be treated... treating every other person as if they were me. On this level, kindness just "is".
    angelonhigh angelonhigh 51-55, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    The hunt It's been about three weeks since Zephyr came home to his family in London. Since his visit he's been catching up with his eight younger brothers and sisters, his close...
    darkwolf19 darkwolf19 18-21, M 3 Responses Dec 12

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    A guy in a cafe today gave me one of his scones for letting him share my table. The table was as much his as it was anyone else's, but he still decided to be generous. I don't...
    Quiche5 Quiche5 18-21, M 4 Responses Nov 25

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    My name is Nima and I had no special Knowledge about any Psychokinetic Powers. As a Teenager I was very Interested in Graphic, Architecture, Music and Computer. I Learned to Play...
    Aminomo Aminomo 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 27

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    Over time I've noticed, especially in times where I'm around friends, Sometimes I will be happy to help and some times I'm hesitant, but all the same I put others first. I'm...
    MisssValentine MisssValentine 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 29

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    Just returned a lost wallet I found. Never been so thanked in my life. :)
    thenicholasexperience thenicholasexperience 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 1

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    Kindness and respect are signs is weakness these days.... Fact!!
    moses22 moses22 26-30, M 3 Responses Dec 5

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    Never knew I could see something so clearly looking through my third eye Never knew karma could be so rewarding and bring me to your life Maybe this is the beginning of something...
    michael158 michael158 18-21, M 7 hrs ago

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    My mother use to make Christmas Fruitcake which my brother and I never liked. My mother learned to make the old English Christmas Fruitcake that would be soaked in brandy and made...
    jon2403 jon2403 56-60, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Since my last boyfriend died I thought a lot about if I was really in love or if he really loved me and I don't know. He wasn't always nice to me and he made me cry all the time. I...
    hiddenjem hiddenjem 22-25, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I believe that the power of prayer is first felt inside of us. It's a sense of God's assent, somewhat like someone answering our phone call when the phone has been ringing for a...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M 6 days ago

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    sandykrtz sandykrtz 18-21, F Dec 4

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    Never forget the three powerful resources you always have available to you: love, prayer, and forgiveness.
    sleyblakes sleyblakes 22-25 Dec 5

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    Never forget the three powerful resources you always have available to you: love, prayer, and forgiveness.
    sleyblakes sleyblakes 22-25 Dec 6

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    I sense some sort of positive power in me. Nothing evil, no demons or ghosts, that is something different. Anyway, I am very good at understanding people's point of view, and...
    graciegiraffe99 graciegiraffe99 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I definitely believe in the power of prayer. Because of it God has seen me through the storms of my life. Over four years ago my mother-in-law passed away. She was like the...
    RhodeIslandLady RhodeIslandLady 56-60, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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