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Those who make compassion an essential part of their lives find the joy of life. Kindness deepens the spirit and produces rewards that cannot be completely explained in words. It is an experience more powerful than words. To become acquainted with kindness one must be prepared to learn new things and feel new feelings. Kindness is more than a philosophy of the mind. It is a philosophy of the spirit.
Robert J. Furey
If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again.
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else's life. Don’t be trapped by dogma- which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
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.
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.
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.
Helen Hunt, M.A.
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.
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Personal Stories About ‘Kindness’
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....
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...
First FriendSubmitted by Sarah
There was a girl in my p.e class that is a grade younger than me. She was always quiet in the class and I always wondered if she had anyone to talk to. I am sort of quiet myself and I would think of all the times I had no one to talk to. Over the whole year I would say hi to her and sometimes she would come over...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Kindness’
Papa JimSubmitted by Emma
Emma Leath Mrs.Collins RTI August 24,2016 My Hero Who is your hero? Do you know what a hero is? A hero is "a person who, in the opinion of others, has special achievements, abilities, or personal qualities and is regarded as a role model or ideal." My hero has all of these qualities. He's...
FrankSubmitted by Frank
When my dad is at a station he alway asks the people that work there how they are doing. Even when he is not delivering he asks how they are doing. Even if he is not at a ststion like if he is at ShopRite he asks how they are doing. No mater were he is he is always kind to people.
Colter GSubmitted by Ashley
My little brother, Colter, had the kindest and most gentle heart of anyone I've ever known. He was an inspiration to us all - and taught me to always look for the good in life. He was the best son, brother, uncle, and friend and he will be missed more than words can explain. Colter always took the time to notice...
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SPREAD YOUR WINGS
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
DO THY BEST
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
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!