Kindness is to act friendly, generous and considerate to others.

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  • “A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.”

    —Saint Basil Bishop Of Cesarea

  • “If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again.”

    —Flavia Weedn Author, Artist

  • “There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.”

    —Edith Wharton American Novelist

  • “Fill each day with life and heart. There is no pleasure in the world comparable to the delight and satisfaction that a good person takes in doing good.”

    —John Tilloston Archbishop Of Canterbury

  • “We can live a life full and complete, thinking with our heads but living from our hearts.”

    —Helen Hunt, M.A.

Value Ideas For Kindness


Buy a coffee for the person behind you in line.


Leave a bunch of extra change at the laundromat, or near the vending machine.


Offer to babysit for free so parents can enjoy a night off.


Let someone who's in a rush go before you in line.


Leave an umbrella in a public place for someone to use.

Stories About Kindness

A Mom's Hug From Another City

Submitted by KT

A few years ago, my boyfriend was diagnosed with cancer. This particular surgery had a few unanticipated complications and...

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The Old Man In The Wheelchair.

Submitted by Ralph

I had been visiting a good friend of mine to ask for his guidance regarding a problem I was having. After our discussion, I...

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Cry Baby

Submitted 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...

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Everyday Hero Stories

Loubeth C

She is not my mother but she gives and cares so much. She helped me realized my most profound dreams. She sent me to school,...

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Judge Jeanine P

My hero is Judge Pirro. She is a smart person with kindness at heart. She's an advocate for domestic violence and child...

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Colter G

My little brother, Colter, had the kindest and most gentle heart of anyone I've ever known. He was an inspiration to us all -...

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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.
Tim, Chicago

Being kind to one another costs nothing.
Clare, Kenya

Sam Fong, Hong Kong

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