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I Never Underestimate The Power Of Kindness

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    ~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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    Related Experiences

    Never! Bought these babies today, and it's safe to say i'm in love. Haha. <3
    Ally95xx Ally95xx 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 11

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    Never underestimate the real power of a prayer. I tis much more that just words spoken to yourself. I ams ure God hears all of our prayers and that he will help. Also just simple...
    Jennyred Jennyred 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 29

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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 12 hrs ago

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    Author's note: I'm sorry if all this doesn't make sense. It was written to understand, and I worked through a lot writing it. It feels odd posting it but I haven't posted here in a...
    theologian theologian 18-21, M Jul 4

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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 6 days ago

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    The Four Agreements Be Impeccable with Your Word Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the...
    findmeholdmeloveme findmeholdmeloveme 18-21, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I hate it when people underestimate me. I mean, sure, sometimes it can be used to my advantage, but other times people must think I'm some kind of idiot because I rarely get the...
    LullabyForAnInsomniac LullabyForAnInsomniac 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    Kindness is never wasted,even if it does not seem appreciated at the time,it is never forgotten.
    berangere berangere 66-70, F 6 Responses Jul 9

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    You have it easily in your power to increase the sum total of this world's happiness now. How? By giving a few words of sincere appreciation to someone who is lonely or discouraged...
    marklovescoffee marklovescoffee 46-50, M 2 Responses Jul 14

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    I believe in respecting others and showing them kindness; of being tolerant and accepting no matter what. I don't agree with words such as "*****" or "****" which are only used...
    Brianabear Brianabear 18-21, F Jun 27

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    "With kindness, comes love, understanding & gratitude." ~lovingRIZA
    lovingRIZA lovingRIZA 51-55, F 1 Response Jul 4

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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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    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 saw a kid at space center today, he looked like he was going to cry couldn't have been older then 6 and so I have him my card (they put tickets on cards) and told him how much...
    ImNotOkayWhyCantYouSeeThat ImNotOkayWhyCantYouSeeThat 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 10

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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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    support 4 life has posted on most of my experiences with rude comments on how I live my life. All I did was laugh, post to him and he didn't even have to balls to reply back, he...
    TheVirginRapids TheVirginRapids 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I was walking into a resturaunt for lunch and I see a young man in a wheel chair with incomplete growth of his legs approaching the double doors to open it. So, I open my side as...
    IntomeYousee IntomeYousee 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 2

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    11 Things to Remember When You Think You’re Not Good Enough 1. Life is about progress, not perfection. Strive for excellence! Life is perfectly imperfect. Striving for...
    lovingRIZA lovingRIZA 51-55, F Jul 12

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    I believe the eyes language is more powerful than words could ever be.. Have you ever felt shaken by someone solely by the look of their eyes? Felt a connection even though you...
    layla911 layla911 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Original summer temperature is high, and power bank when using heating is very normal, that summer power bank to say love you really very difficult, if the quality is not good even...
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    The 21th Century green, low carbon, environmental protection concept more strongly, save resources, reduce loss, human growth, environmental pressure, no green, no future. Green...
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    Sales of mobile power bank now is very subjective, so often appear some inferior products in the market to sell, but don't worry, now teach you how to check mobile power supply...
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    The power I have is actually pretty common and I believe it's hereditary because it runs in my family on the female side. Me, my mother, and my grandmother always have the ability...
    Silverwings125 Silverwings125 13-15, F Jul 5

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      As the popularity of smart phones, one-piece design and battery technology relatively stagnant, make mobile power supply becomes the necessary accessories. But how to choose...
    electricproducts electricproducts 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 7

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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...
    kintobeans kintobeans 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    My son Leo is asking me this question over and over. What super power would you have. I go...power of everything. No Dad, be for real. Ok, I go, power of anything. Daad! Uhm...
    RLB2 RLB2 41-45, M 6 Responses Jun 29

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    Super power isn't exactly the word for what I can do. I have always been able to feel emotions and tell good people from bad people. I also get claustrophobic in big crowds. I...
    Silverwings125 Silverwings125 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 5

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    Hi, i'm a teenage male though i'd rather not say my real name in case someone finds me here, my nickname which I came up with is Accel, short for acceleration, my power. When I was...
    Accel45 Accel45 13-15, M 2 Responses Jul 5

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    Yesterday I went to the mall with my boyfriend and we see the group of "popular" girls we tried to say hi to one of them but she looked away pretending she never saw us. I never...
    drpastasauce drpastasauce 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Hope. Hope is a powerful word and has a powerful meaning, it is strong and is the one thing that keeps me going. Hope is there when there is darkness it is what keeps you going...
    myworld39 myworld39 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    When I'm cold I can control my nerves or something like that I can make myself warm, vice versa when I'm hot! I found out recently I can do the same in a room. Someone will say...
    mrmagnium mrmagnium 13-15, M 2 days ago

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    The Lord led me to a scripture verse in the Bible this morning. "Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof." Proverbs 18:4-7...
    Allthingschrist Allthingschrist 31-35 Jun 30

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    It's not really the hugs or smiles that have the power... After all...a person can hug you and give you a smile and not care about you at all. Or they may even try to pretend to...
    Sarahbellas Sarahbellas 26-30, F 5 Responses Jun 30

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    Hey i do Some spells to get powers from the movie frozen if i have a sad feeling angry feeling i get it cold i think i got real ice powers have you a Power share it with me...
    TheFrozenSinher TheFrozenSinher 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    This goes out to people who are sure they have powers and for people who REALLY have powers we are a mutant group trying to increase the number of people in our group. We aren't...
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    Many of you may believe that the story that I will tell you right now is bullshit but hear me out I believe I have powers of some sort either that or I'm very talented. I believe...
    LGKolor LGKolor 13-15, M 2 Responses Jul 2

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    POWER! UNLIMITED POWER!! MWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! >:D(Yay for SW)
    tobias32 tobias32 22-25, M Jul 3

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    Words ARE powerful. They have the power to build someone up, or completely break someone down. I admire eloquent people because they can perfectly express their emotions. They know...
    Ctina21 Ctina21 16-17, F Jul 6