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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Firefighting With Compassion
Submitted by Joyce Cooley

My one is my daughter, Maegan. She has always had such a positive outlook on life and people. She decided in middle school that she wanted to be a firefighter, but college took her in a different direction. Between her junior and senior years of college, she decided she was going to pursue what she had always wanted to. She is now in her 5th year as a firefighter. I didn't select her as my "one" because she is a firefighter; I selected her because of her heart and compassion for others. She is very involved in charitable organizations through the fire department and church. She teaches her children how to be involved and kind as well. She truly models for others what kindness looks like, whether it be organizing a group to work a charitable event, simply helping others when needed, or giving that much needed hug.