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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.
Do not inflict your will. Just give love. The soul will take that love and put it where it can best be used.
If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again.
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.
Remember there's no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.
How lovely to think that no one need wait a moment. We can start now, start slowly, changing the world. How lovely that everyone, great and small, can make a contribution toward introducing justice straightaway. And you can always, always give something, even if it is only kindness!
A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.
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.
Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness.
George Sand (Amantine Aurore Lucile Dupin)
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Personal Stories About ‘Kindness’
Cry BabySubmitted by Teresa Keebler
I was shopping in our local Walmart the other day slightly annoyed by somebody's screaming child, who just would not quiet down. The small boy could be heard throughout the store, yelling just to yell. He looked at me as I passed his mother pushing the cart that he sat in and I smiled as I looked back. He said...
A Simple WishSubmitted by Akanksha
From a young age, my parents have taught me the importance of giving generously to the less fortunate. Out of habit, whenever there is something I can spare, I give it to someone on the streets. Last week, as I left the house to run a few errands, I carried with me some old clothes, a handbag and some food to...
I am arriving to my last class of the day. As I sit down in my seat the teacher approaches me she says “We have a new student and I would like you to help her get use to the class and the students.” I say “Sure.” The girl walks over and sits next to me. She looks shy but I smile at her and I see the her face...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Kindness’
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
Peter GSubmitted by Marissa.G
My dad is my hero. He's the nicest person, he will say hi to anyone and have conversations with people he dosen't even know and it always seems to brighten their day. He would help any stranger with any problem no matter what they look like or who they are.
Loretta SSubmitted by Sunny
My Grandmother is my hero because she was always there for me when I needed her. She was there when I needed someone to talk to; she was was my everything. She raised me since I was three months old and loved me like I was her own child. She passed away last year and I miss her so much. Although I have my husband...
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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!