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Here are the values that I stand for: honesty, equality, kindness, compassion, treating people the way you want to be treated and helping those in need.
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.
Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.
Neither fire, nor moisture, nor wind can destroy the blessing of a good deed, and it will reform the world.
If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again.
How lovely to think that no one need wait a moment. We can start now, start slowly, changing the world. How lovely that everyone, great and small, can make a contribution toward introducing justice straightaway. And you can always, always give something, even if it is only kindness!
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.
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.
Helen Hunt, M.A.
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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...
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...
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...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Kindness’
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...
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.
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...
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DO YOUR PART
CLASS AND GRACE
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
SPREAD YOUR WINGS
LIVE YOUR DREAMS
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
TEACHING BY EXAMPLE
DO THY BEST
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!