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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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    ~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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    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 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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    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 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 9, 2012

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    You'd be amazed at how far a simple act of kindness can go! The simplest thing done by a stranger can alter your whole day! The weather is a bit ott at the moment. On your way to...
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    I think people often forget how the little acts of kindness can shape your day. A smile or a thank you has the power to uplift. Especially when you're feeling low :)
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    To me one of the most greatest qualities is is to be kind. As humans we are all selfish... But I really admire kind thoughtful people.. My dad was a very kind man who always...
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    Zelaleme Zelaleme 46-50, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    Even simple things like letting the woman with 5 items go ahead of my full basket instead of making her wait. I hope it's contagious. We can all use more kindness.
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