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I Never Underestimate The Power Of Kindness

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 128 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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    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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    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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    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 46-50, F 2 Responses Feb 9, 2012

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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 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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    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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    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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    I hope someday this feeling like I am never good enough leaves. Maybe just once I will find someone who likes me with all my quirks and faults. Maybe I will get enough energy to...
    Limytheboo Limytheboo 46-50, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    well she is on i guess. i mean its a computer program but i know its got to be behind someone real to some extent. i have never ever seen her on. have you?
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    I've never had a fb account and I'm proud of it :)
    nowletmeblowyourmind nowletmeblowyourmind 26-30, F 7 hrs ago

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    "My punishment is over, and now I can show him what a good girl I can be." I never thought I would say this but I miss having this thought after a spanking and, honestly I miss...
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    Here I am at the age of 22 and have never actually been in a relationship with a girl. Ive had many almost girlfriends but those girls always seemed to get too shy and back out at...
    TheCuddlySuccubi TheCuddlySuccubi 22-25, F 15 hrs ago

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    I´ve never had a boyfriend and so I made the badest mistake in my life: I´ve married immediately when I fell in love and this was really the biggest mistake in my life because I...
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    I'm an interracial adoptee from Africa, adopted by a white family. These last few years I've been thinking about the stories my adoptive parents have told me about what happened...
    Tearystar1027 Tearystar1027 18-21 1 day ago

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    anonymous acts of kindness are the best
    volvoman60 volvoman60 56-60, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    i think its powerful. its amazing hhow you could feel so much connection between another person just by looking through their eyes. whether its your boyfriend, girlfriend, or...
    pixiegirl43 pixiegirl43 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I know without a shadow of a doubt this group is real! How many times! Boy haven't I been taking to the limit every time I try to trust someone with my kindness. It has never fail...
    Babeondwy Babeondwy 41-45, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Eye contact is one of the most powerful and beautiful thing I've seen. When you look closely and just take a deep breath you can see the emotions dancing through there. How...
    Livetillmadness Livetillmadness 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    It is only if you think it is powerful, and if it is powerful how will you use that power?
    wisemoonbird wisemoonbird 66-70, M Aug 24

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    I have a super power..we all have super power..super man,spider man,or power ranger we call super people...but i know one thing...from spider man movie.great power comes great...
    haquemasum02 haquemasum02 18-21, M Aug 22

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    If I could have any super power it would be the power to control time and space. So basically I'd be able to teleport to any location in anytime (walking talking Tardis). I'd also...
    KatLizTrans KatLizTrans 18-21, T 2 Responses Aug 22

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    If u could have ANY super-powers but only 3 powers what would it 1)telekinetic 2)super-strength 3) flight
    deleted deleted 26-30 9 Responses Aug 22

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    I wish I had super powers. I would have laser eyes. I would have a powerful right arm that has a machine gun implanted inside my hand. I would have speedy legs that could make me...
    noaht43 noaht43 41-45, T 1 Response Aug 21

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    Shortly before Christmas, this past year, I was in my doctor's office, waiting to be called back to an exam room. A woman, whose scrubs were rather tattered, escorted me to get my...
    badassgirrrl badassgirrrl 41-45, F 12 Responses Aug 19

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    I wish that I had powers. I want powers like telekinesis, or teleportation, or super-strength. Super-speed, maybe. I wish there was a way that I could get powers like these...
    H20Lover342 H20Lover342 13-15 Aug 18

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    Next to my study desk is the old radiator. We never run the heat anymore, so the old radiator had to find another use. The old radiator became the house of the spiders I evicted...
    Aminderaser Aminderaser 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    I don't necessarily seek out opportunities for random kindness. Since then it's not really random is it?? But every now and then I will notice a moment where I could go either way...
    jacquelinejones jacquelinejones 46-50 1 Response Aug 18

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    I used to live next door to a lady who always seemed to be angry. I'm not sure whether she was angry with me, with God or with the world in general but every time I saw her, she...
    ctstranger ctstranger 41-45, F 11 Responses Aug 18

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    I want God to bless me so I can bless random people with random acts of kindness, anonymously
    ms5271115 ms5271115 36-40, F Aug 17

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    So today i woke up and just felt dead inside, all i wanted was a white chocolate mocha with caramel in it from Starbucks. i didn't even care that it was going to cost me $7 i just...
    Simiyes Simiyes 26-30, M 4 Responses Aug 17

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    If I could have any superpowers I wanted they would be the ability to transform into anything, super intelligence, mind reading, being able to see the future anytime I want, being...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 16

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    Today my random act of kindness will be to keep my mouth shut
    Iamtheoriginaldancemom Iamtheoriginaldancemom 46-50, F 6 Responses Aug 16

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    The Golden rule is known to everyone, but not all the people take it to heart. Compassion often gets ignored as a sign of weak point. For beginners, kindness is a good tool for...
    Zelaleme Zelaleme 51-55, F Aug 16

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