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I Never Underestimate The Power Of Kindness

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 128 People

    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 41-45, 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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    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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    Related Experiences

    A hug can make you and the other person feel more connection and loved. I love a genuine hug. The power of touch is underestimated. I try to smile quite a lot to make people feel...
    stargirl58 stargirl58 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 6

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    BUT only if you apply the SMART Business Planning Guidlines to the whole operation. S is for Specific eg. texting "I fancy it in the kitchen l8r" should be "I want you...
    Blondiex15 Blondiex15 36-40, F 10 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    What if today we remember to be a little kinder? Speak a little softer? Show people a little more grace? Remember that woman who doesn’t crack a smile today might not be rude...
    Jerseygirl72 Jerseygirl72 41-45, F 6 Responses Mar 14

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    My parents were never there. They married very young and used to leave me with my grandparents all the time. They divorced when I was 15. They were never supportive (not even...
    findingtheself findingtheself 26-30, F Mar 16

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    Kindness to all things matter. I'm the type of person where I don't care how you talk to the people above you it's the people below you that matters most. Respect and kindness go a...
    Plungeintoadream Plungeintoadream 18-21, F Mar 18

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    "You might think you don't matter in this world, but because of you someone has a favourite mug to drink their tea out of every morning that you bought them. Someone hears a song...
    DropsofJupiter1 DropsofJupiter1 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 28

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    A little act of kindness can go a long way. I think it is important to help those in need. You never know when you might need a stranger to show you compassion...
    Rangerkindness Rangerkindness 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 10

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    A common belief in what at times seems to be a cynical age is that we are powerless to make any real difference to the lives of others. It is true, we're not super big...
    Joanne0chan Joanne0chan 26-30, F Mar 13

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    I do this quite often and I never expect anything back from it just that you don't abuse my kindness or mistake it for weakness.
    myownbox myownbox 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 15

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    Much time has passed since I made a "selfish" promise to myself. This promise was/is that on a daily bases I will preform at least one act of kindness. The reason I believe it is...
    VRie VRie 51-55, F 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    And I will heal the sadness of the world. I will erase hate and greed. There will be peace, happiness and kindness. Wow! What a beautiful place. Wishful thinking makes me feel...
    lemongrass09 lemongrass09 46-50, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    You must always employ kindness in all you do. Treating others as you will have them treat you. Kindness will get to the heart of a problem and solve it!
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    True kindness lies within the act of giving without the expectation of something in return.
    Daydreaming2 Daydreaming2 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 7

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    A random act of kindness saved my life. Don't think they know what they did and how much they helped but I really am glad they did it. Anyone who reads this don't be afraid, your...
    Simiyes Simiyes 26-30, M Mar 9

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    Yes I do. Have been trying to be more selfish though. I need and I still give. Kindness to self should be the most attractive trait one should have. I am a square peg. While...
    complex7 complex7 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    "Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see." -Mark Twain
    Rangerkindness Rangerkindness 22-25, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I now realize you can't be a nice guy. People don't appreciate acts of kindness. I'm tired of hearing I'm too nice. What does that even mean? I'm just a little fed up given so...
    safaree safaree 22-25, M 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    Small acts of kindness from feeding strays to paying for someone's bill let me know that he world is not completely full of darkness after all.
    MrRuth MrRuth 16-17, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I'm stubborn, What can I say. It puts me through Pain I cannot describe to you, Well I can give you an idea.. Imagine setting your insides on fire, there's an example(joke). Really...
    MisssValentine MisssValentine 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 1

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    Diseviou1985748 Diseviou1985748 36-40, M Mar 7

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    working in a retirement community currently and there is no shortage of people needing things. probably the most precious thing I can give is my time. there are so many here that...
    2batinman 2batinman 46-50, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I used to live in Northern California and whenever I was feeling like life was kicking my *** I'd pay the toll for myself and also for the car behind me when crossing the Golden...
    tatersandeggs tatersandeggs 51-55, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    As a kid, I used to be told the old saying: 'Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me'. But this is, to put it politely, a load of drivel. Words do hurt...
    ladyPlum ladyPlum 26-30, F 11 Responses 1 day ago

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    My life has always been full of drama and chaos. From the time I was born, I've always been a problem for my parents. My mom was young, almost too young to raise a kid. My dad was...
    ktbugg ktbugg 16-17, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    It's always been a dream of many, but when it comes to it, why? It's cool, you feel powerful, it makes life feel complete? Unstoppable, yet at the same time it comes with...
    Reanou Reanou 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Speak confidence in your life and never be negative about yourself always be positive and Push away every negative thought that that comes to mind...Positive over powers all...
    Divinewritermb Divinewritermb 22-25, M Mar 16

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    I wish I could have a super power to never have to use the restroom. Everywhere I go I always have to pee. It sucks.
    puppypoo puppypoo 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I will never be perfect and I don't want to be
    Etherealrose Etherealrose 18-21, F 16 hrs ago

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    Eat A Lot But Never Gain Weight
    goodnites25 goodnites25 22-25, M 7 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    I had an affair with someone I thought was my best friend. I want to be with him, even though I know he will never treat me as a priority. Trying to talk sense into my brain...
    wyoskis639 wyoskis639 26-30 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    How to Recite the Divine Mercy Chaplet:The Chaplet is recited using ordinary Rosary Beads of five decades. The Chaplet is preceded by two opening prayers from the Diary of Saint...
    Lushiro Lushiro 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 4

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    Eyes are such a powerful part of the human body and eye contact with people is extremely powerful. We can saw so much with our eyes.
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 5

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    my super powers would make me extremely powerful, and would be so freak'n AWSOME.
    kkisu474 kkisu474 13-15, M Mar 8

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