Kindness Starts With One®

One smile. One hug. One cup of coffee. One person...

Do you have someone in your life who inspired you to be a better person? Did you witness an act of kindness that left an impression? Share your kindness story with the world.

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My Story

In India, being the first born to an ambitious father, always looked up to him, observing the discipline, values and honesty. Could see him multiply his fortune rapidly. At age 14, I was subjected to see my father’s almost mutilated body, stabbed brutally by his business partners. Raised by a single uneducated mother since then, could see the struggle she endured to cope up with the business my father left for her. Could understand the mental stress my only brother who is younger than I am, was going thru. Witnessed the emotional stresses, sudden outbursts, aggressive episodes, depressive modes, gender bias and insecurity that my mother went thru, being the subject for venting out. Many times, checking and making sure my mom was breathing while she curled up with stomach pain, as she was an ulcer patient, and wanting to get out of my insecurity, chose to get married to my husband in an arranged marriage, on my twentieth birthday. Moved to United States, with my three year old daughter and husband. Built my home, my career and my life. After eight years of software engineering, shifted career from a software manager to a business owner. Today, I own my own company, a diamond jewelry boutique, with which I am trying to help children from under privileged communities with their education. Specially, I am focusing on mentoring them. After all, the emotional security is what a child needs desperately. When I look back and see, I understand that for kindness to prevail, we need patience and compassion, which were my weapons to cope up and are my strengths to thrive. Live, Love, Laugh ☺

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