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I Never Underestimate The Power Of Kindness

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 127 People

    ~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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Two words 'love and hate' can either make your heart soar or rip it to pieces. I always thought the saying, 'sticks and stones may break my bones, but word can never me.' This old...
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    I work out in the early mornings and My gym has a renter upstairs. It’s a cheap apartment. A drifter moved in this summer and every morning when I walk to the gym he is out on...
    DeliciouslyFoolish DeliciouslyFoolish 46-50, F 14 Responses 3 days ago

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    I like to google 'random acts of kindness' and read stories about ppl doing kindnesses and also how those who receive feel and react. I cry every time I watch it but I still love...
    tadmore254 tadmore254 51-55, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I try to be kind but is kindness taken to be weakness.I wonder.
    whitesunshine87 whitesunshine87 51-55, F 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    I will wish the power to travel back time and the power to be strong like hulk and control the elements earth,fire,water, and air , metal,thunder,lava ,blood bending
    xiaospirit xiaospirit 18-21, M a week ago

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    I would want to power to copy other powers. No one can stop me! Mwahahahaha
    GZPJ GZPJ 13-15, M Jul 24

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    this seams to be my life long story. I was born transgendered. people have judged me as weak because of this most of my life. For years i strived for acceptance. Iv been many...
    tommym4m1958 tommym4m1958 56-60, T Jul 23

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    a chance at a random act of kindness... I need a little help here. I'm so sad that this has happened at the worst time too. I broke my camera. I need a new one for my travels and...
    SarahsEP SarahsEP 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 23

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    To be able to tap into infinite super power. To help people using the power. Help myself. Have fun.
    Spidey0 Spidey0 26-30 Jul 23

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    Abba Father, Please make my heart hunger for what You long to see happen. Gently guide my hands to do the work that You want done, never my own agenda. Open my eyes to see those...
    kayblue kayblue 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 23

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    I took my daughters to an iMax downtown and we walked upon a homeless man with a sign . I stopped dug a twenty out , handed it to him then continued walking with my girls . They...
    BookerT251 BookerT251 46-50, M 11 Responses Jul 22

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    Random acts of kindness are truly treasured by both the person who chooses to be randomly kind and the recipient. The size of the kind act is not important because the fact that it...
    AryaLouise AryaLouise 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    Today I'm wishing / sending good energy to everyone all over the world. Kindness, happiness, inner tranquility always, generosity, appreciation, consideration, forgiveness, good...
    Euphorialbeauty23 Euphorialbeauty23 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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    I have never found self pity to be a helpful friend, and it won't be for you.. .I call you to manhood, to embrace the hard things in life for they are how God trains us to be...
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M Jul 19

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    A young girl may entrance a king. We sometimes share a forbidden world during a flirtation that no one will ever know about. We are young and powerless and yet we may have power...
    evenelfe11 evenelfe11 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    Hi everyone. This is my first post. I stumbled upon this website while searching for others like myself. I am a witch(a psychic who practices witchcraft). I had my power...
    rodyhots1 rodyhots1 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 19

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    See, you guys. The key is, is to never let someone know how smart you actually are, because they'll know your weak point, they'll know your limit. Instead, Observe THEM, learn...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 19

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    I love doing random acts of kindness... At toll booths I normally pay for the car behind me, when I use redbox I put $2 in with the DVD and write a little note saying movie on me...
    princessalicia princessalicia 22-25, F 8 Responses Jul 18

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    There is never, ever, world-without-end-amen! an excuse for be'n unkind. Period. Life is not any less happy, fun and/or excite'n because intelligent, happy people choose to be...
    bethsmiles bethsmiles 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 17

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    I am a firm believer in always showing kindness to others, it's been instilled in my family since I was young. Once I was standing in line at the grocery store behind this woman...
    holgado holgado 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 15

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    Imagine if you had the power and will to be happy and do anything you want. To be naturally smarter than everyone else. To look down on everyone else like they are just a play toy...
    Psychopath1234 Psychopath1234 18-21, M Jul 14

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    Smile has a great power i liked when strangers Smile :) even they don't know me but that show that maybe their kind and kindness is my life :)
    Sozdar Sozdar 18-21, F Jul 13

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    Good feelings for bad people I saw this person on the weekend (step daughter)just passed. We had a bad past together. I am glad to say that I didn't feel anything but goodness...
    Bythelight0fthemoon Bythelight0fthemoon 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    Others think I'm gullible and respond to demands. I think I'm kind and they are mean. I continue to be kind even if it means others come to me for my kindness and it exhausts me...
    jaymepopejoy jaymepopejoy 56-60, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    I really do these a lot. You never know what a person is going through, and that one compliment, or just a smile can make a persons day so much brighter. So please make sure your...
    Ashley6930 Ashley6930 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 12

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