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C. Neil Strait
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)
Neither fire, nor moisture, nor wind can destroy the blessing of a good deed, and it will reform the world.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Personal Stories About ‘Kindness’
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 left his house and walked to my car. I saw a 70's-ish woman pushing a man in a wheelchair. I started to open the car door, but thought better of it. A conversation began between this...
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...
Ivan The GreatSubmitted by RAUL C.
I am sitting down in second period when the principal comes and brings a new student in . He says that the new student has come from mexico and doesn’t know english. suddenly I have a flashback of my first day of school when I moved from mexico to Utah. It was really complicated for me. It was weird moving to a...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Kindness’
dolores capiierllieSubmitted by mia skaliotis
I'd like to introduce you to my grandma I call her nonna. Her name is Dolores and she is from Falconara,Italy.She came to the U.S when she was fourteen years old to have a better life. She went to beauty school and was a hairdresser for thirty years. When I was a baby,she had a brain tumor and they had to perform...
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...
loubeth cSubmitted by lovella d.
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, provided me with all the things I need, and taught me to learn from my mistakes. Whatever I may become in the future, it's all because of her; her worth in my life is incomparable. She...
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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!