Kindness is to act friendly, generous and considerate to others.
“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
Leave a bunch of extra change at the laundromat, or near the vending machine.
Buy a coffee for the person behind you in line.
Let someone who's in a rush go before you in line.
Offer to babysit for free so parents can enjoy a night off.
Leave an umbrella in a public place for someone to use.
Stories About Kindness
Submitted by Karen
When my maternal grandma died, my mom was very concerned about the funeral expenses. Mom was employed, but her income was...
Submitted by Marissa
During Christmas break of my freshman year I flew home; however, I had to connect through Dallas-Forth Worth. I arrived...
A Little Goes A Long Way
Submitted by Natalia
when i was little, in 3rd through 5th grade, i had bullies teasing me constantly. at this age, it was 'dumb' to play magic...
Everyday Hero Stories
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...
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...
My hero is definitely my brother Nicholas. The reason he is my hero is because he shows so many virtues. One of the...
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!