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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.
In life you can never be too kind or too fair; everyone you meet is carrying a heavy load. When you go through your day expressing kindness and courtesy to all you meet, you leave behind a feeling of warmth and good cheer, and you help alleviate the burdens everyone is struggling with.
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)
If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again.
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
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.
Do not inflict your will. Just give love. The soul will take that love and put it where it can best be used.
Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.
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Personal Stories About ‘Kindness’
DignitySubmitted by Karen
When my maternal grandma died, my mom was very concerned about the funeral expenses. Mom was employed, but her income was limited. At the time, my brother and I were not in a position to help, financially. Regretfully, Mom told the funeral home director to give Grandma the least costly casket. Turns out this box...
Simple Kindnesses Can Change The WorldSubmitted by Fulton Breen
In the fall of 1974, I was beginning to realize that I’d have to make a decision about attending college or not, and if so, what college. The challenge of how to get accepted, and even more daunting, how to pay for it, hadn’t yet reached consciousness yet. I had taken the SAT during my junior year and if I...
Dallas CowboySubmitted by Marissa
During Christmas break of my freshman year I flew home; however, I had to connect through Dallas-Forth Worth. I arrived during a terrible thunderstorm and my outgoing flight was canceled. I was just 18 and I was stuck in Dallas far away from my friends and family, so I started to cry. I could not stop sobbing....
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Kindness’
Judge Jeanine PSubmitted by Erica Johnson
My hero is Judge Pirro. She is a smart person with kindness at heart. She's an advocate for domestic violence and child abuse. I love her hard work and encouragement. She is also a mentor and a Judge. She is tough, smart, and cool. I learned that justice is about helping people with problems. Judge Pirro was born...
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...
Rabbi Ari SSubmitted by Alexandra Tuchman
Rabbi Ari Sytner,a congregational Rabbi in South Carolina and father of four, donated a kidney to a mother of three children in Israel. He proactively contacted an organization that matches kidney donors to recipients to give of himself (literally). Rabbi Sytner's selflessly beautiful act is kindness and...
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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!