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Neither fire, nor moisture, nor wind can destroy the blessing of a good deed, and it will reform the world.
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.
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.
Nobody grows old by merely living a number of years. People grow old by deserting their ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up wrinkles the soul.
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.
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.
If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again.
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)
Personal Stories About ‘Kindness’
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...
A Little Goes A Long WaySubmitted 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 games, although i loved to pretend i could create the leaf tornadoes that sometime swirled up in the mini courtyard next to the music room. still, kids would come and throw sticks at me and...
WordsSubmitted by anonymous
When I was 13, I met a guy who I bonded with very quickly. He was a bit lonely and people picked on him at school. We became very close friends and shared everything with each other. One day, he told me that he had something to tell about himself. He was extremely afraid that it would ruin our friendship, but...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Kindness’
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.
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.
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...
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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!