Explore the value of Kindness
Your greatness is measured by your kindness; your education and intellect by your modesty; your ignorance is betrayed by your suspicions and prejudices, and your real caliber is measured by the consideration and tolerance you have for others.
William J.H. Boetcker
Neither fire, nor moisture, nor wind can destroy the blessing of a good deed, and it will reform the world.
I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Freedom, morality, and the human dignity of the individual consists precisely in this; that he does good not because he is forced to do so, but because he freely conceives it, wants it, and loves it.
CLASS AND GRACE
Life is mostly froth and bubble; Two things stand like stone: Kindness in another's trouble, Courage in our own.
Adam Lindsay [Lionel Gordon] Gordon
The best part of life is not just surviving, but thriving with passion and compassion and humor and style and generosity and kindness.
Helen Hunt, M.A.
No act of kindness is too small. The gift of kindness may start as a small ripple that over time can turn into a tidal wave affecting the lives of many.
The true essence of humankind is kindness. There are other qualities which come from education or knowledge, but it is essential, if one wishes to be a genuine human being and impart satisfying meaning to one's existence, to have a good heart.
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Personal Stories About ‘Kindness’
BulliesSubmitted by Taylor
The first year of middle school was a rough road. I missed elementary school but I knew that there was no turning back. In one of my classes there was a bully that nobody liked. He bullied everyone, including me. I felt so hated and I felt like I didn't belong in this world anymore. The bully came up to me one...
Food FantasySubmitted by Amita Sinha
I was visiting my hometown with my youngest daughter. Since we had gone there after a few years, we decided to visit our favorite eatery. This was a fast food restaurant, resplendent with all sorts of confectionery items. Anyone coming here could not resist tasting one of the many mouth-watering delicacies....
Prom QueenSubmitted by Allison
I have a very happy story to share to day that truly demonstrates how a little kindness can go a long way: A close family friend of mine has a special needs child named Jeremy. He's a very sweet, loving, teenage boy who gets to attend our local High School - although he is in "special" classes for children...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Kindness’
Nicholas RozmusSubmitted by Andrew
My hero is definitely my brother Nicholas. The reason he is my hero is because he shows so many virtues. One of the virtues he always shows is helpfulness. An example of him showing helpfulness is when he helps me with my work. He helps me by working out the problem. He doesn't just tell me the answer....
Arturo RSubmitted by Kimberlee Hayward
Arturo Ramirez is a hero to so many... for many reasons. He grew up VERY poor with eight bothers and sisters. Shortly after leaving the military as a Vietnam era veteran, he got caught up in drug addiction, alcoholism, and crime (Selling drugs. Lots of them.) Eventually, Arturo spent many years in prison as a...
Rachel SSubmitted by Brittany
Rachel started a chain reaction of kindness and compassion. She was a very great person. Although I haven't met her, she changed many lives even after she was shot at Columbine High School. An thank you Rachel you changed my life..I love you Rachel Scott! Love, Brittany
Explore Another Value
LIVE YOUR DREAMS
TEACHING BY EXAMPLE
DO YOUR PART
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
CLASS AND GRACE
SPREAD YOUR WINGS
DO THY BEST
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
One day I saw a homeless man struggling with his few belongings so I stopped and gave him some plastic bags and bottled waters and 20 dollars and looked into his eyes and said life can be so hard sometimes can't it
He responded yes it can
I will never forget that look in his eyes
Don, Rohnert Park California
3 simple tips:
1. Smile with eye contact to as much people as you can during your day.
2. Make honest compliments to every person you interact with.
3. Hug as long as people don´t feel uncomfortable.
Do this and you will experiment a new kind of joy.
Franktonio, Mexico City
I strongly believe that being kind can give to someone what hard work can't.
Osmond Aisien, Nigeria
(actually from my Niece - Christina):
I give so freely of my time and resources not because I have extra, but because I remember how hard it is to have nothing. EVERYONE has something to offer, and yes even those of us that barely get our bills paid on time. If you lack money or time to spare, you always have kindness to share.
Being kind to one another costs nothing.
Sam Fong, Hong Kong
"With a simple smile, you can be the sunshine in someone else's winter shade."
antonio martins, SA, TX
I would like to see adults, teens and children alike try to watch out for others. The bullying and disrespect of each other needs to change into what can I do to help you or I need a friend, do you? Let's all try to add friends not online but in person. I don't have enough friends. Online friends just aren't as much fun as the kind that can actually hug you. What do you think?
Marsha, So Ca
I read Brynn comment, and I think that it is so powerfull, I going to try it with my students here in El Salvador, thanks
Jorge, El Salvador
My brother-in-law and sister-in-law have an autistic child. In order to participate in a fundraiser walk, they needed to raise some money. Only a couple of people had donated and they were quite discouraged. So, I took it upon myself to discreetly make some phone calls and send out an email to a bunch of family and friends to ask them to support my nephew. They raised hundreds of dollars and don't even know how it happened. They are now pumped about the upcoming walk!
Penny, Boston, MA
I was a first grade teacher for eight years. At the beginning of each day, my students and I read a sentence we had written together at the beginning of the year and posted on the wall. The sentence was "Kindness is important!" That set the tone for the year-each day we noticed and acknowledged individual acts of kindness among the students. Our classroom was a happy place to learn!