KINDNESS STARTS WITH ONE®

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

Who's Your One?

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.

Tell your Kindness Story
0

Who's Your One?

Submitted by April

My one is my one and only child (I've been pregnant 4times). I lost an infant and had 2 miscarriages right after. My daughter Kyla is the only living child I have for a reason. God saw that Kyla needs all of me. I want to be better in every way for her. She's my life

Read Story

Thumb 1518823301 20171209 200826

Who's Your One?

Submitted by Stephanie Schupbach

This is Russ, he is a friend that has become a family member. He makes me mad, listens to me cry, always makes me laugh and has been there time and time again! Russ is the brother I never knew I needed!!

Read Story

Thumb 1518818399 kissa

Who's Your One?

Submitted by Coleen Crouch

The pastor of the church I attend, Pastor Kissa Vaughn, challenges the congregation - sermon after sermon - to reach and grow beyond our comfort levels with new challenges all the time. This week she challenged all of us to do one random act of kindness for each of the 40 days of Lent. Imagine the impact that would make...

Read Story

Thumb 1518818315 dscn0145

Teaching Kindness Beautifully

Submitted by Jessica Anderson & Laurie Mason

Kate Lapetino is ONEderful!  

“In a world where you can be anything, be kind!” is a motto that represents fourth grade teacher, Kate Lapetino. As her teammates, Laurie Mason (left) and Jessica Anderson (right), we nominate Kate (center) as our "One". Kate is a fantastic, motivated, energetic, kind, teacher at Eugene Field Elementary School in Wheeling, Illinois. She has...

Read Story

Thumb 1518818173 img 3605

Who's Your One?

Instead of just ONE - it's ONE amazing group of women that are getting together and doing good for their community. Wether it's small acts of kindness like donating hats and mitts to local shelters, to big ones like their 1st annual Galentine's Day charity fundraiser where they donated all proceeds to the YWCA Harbour House (a 30-bed crisis unit...

Read Story

Thumb 1518817583 williss

Who's Your One?

Submitted by Kayleigh Thorstad

One of the people who have helped me become a better person is my teacher, Ms Williss. Ever since I had her as my teacher, I have changed from being quiet, to being outgoing, from being passive, to being more assertive, and from not wanting to go to school, to going to school every day, ready to learn and...

Read Story

Thumb 1518815932 p9090009

Influencing the Next Generation

Submitted by Michelle Zupan

My inspiration is my aunt Peggy. She passed away last fall, but her incredible gift to me lives on. She was an elementary school librarian and mentored countless children who came from very difficult circumstances, including me, through kind words, hugs, and Hershey's kisses. She lived by the mottos "what doesn't kill us makes us stronger" and "don't sweat the small...

Read Story

Thumb 1518809608 img 3518

Learning to Leave My Mark

Submitted by Steve

My one is my wife, Lisa. She is the most compassionate person I know. She has helped me to center my existence and realize the role we all play in things like Random Acts of Kindness. I was always too wrapped up in my own issues, my own life, and my own troubles. Lisa helped me to realize that letting...

Read Story

Thumb 1518808715 image1

Who's Your One?

Submitted by Amanda

My life partner always acts as fuel when my fire seems to be dimming. He always keeps me motivated and encourage. I never knew how impactful words of encouragement could be until I meet him. My job role is one of which I am look upon to encourage others. His guidance and kind words has help me tremendously with my...

Read Story

Thumb 1518803764 img 1634

Who's Your One?

Submitted by Jose Bustamante

My "one" happens to be my brother. He has always been there for me, whether it being for advice or simply helping me with tasks.He's been my role model since I was little and has always inspired me to do great. Although we argue at times, I still love him.

Read Story

Thumb 1518803658 img 20170805 162213169

Who's Your One?

Submitted by Tania Lizette Venegas

My one, the one that inspire me to be a better person, to continue trying hard, achieve y goals and and work hard is not only one person. I have three young girls; my sisters. They inspire me to be a better person, and to be a role model for them so that they can continue to be the best...

Read Story

Thumb 1518803575 orca image 1514664740019.jpg 1514664740168 1

Who's Your One?

Submitted by Esmeralda De Santiago

My great grandpa and great grandma are the people who inspires me to be a good person. They're such loving and humble people. They're very honest and i want to grow up to be just like them . My grandma passed away, but she was a strong beautiful female who everyone loved. These two people are the "ones" who make...

Read Story

1

Who's Your One?

Submitted by chris

My brother. my older brother who keeps me motivated to do better and to be different . My brother went to school for engineering and always tells me to be productive , i started my own hustle i learned t cut hair and i learned on him.

Read Story

Thumb 1518803376 c1a35bec 0442 40db 9268 396f1093875e

Who's Your One?

Submitted by Janette Sosa

My mom, I may not show it or tell her but I aperetiate and love her. My whole family does not just because she’s part of the family but because she’s a vital piece of our family. I think without her well all fall apart. She constantly goes out of her way despite what she might feel/ be going through....

Read Story

Thumb 1518803245 img 0451

Who's Your One?

Submitted by Melina Eloisa

My one is one of my neighbors because his always their when my family is having a hard time and he always helps us through it his name is ray.

Read Story

9

My Best Friend

Submitted by Lorilyn Quijada

My one is my best friend, always making me think positively, make good choices, changes my mood and also such a great listener. Of course I can’t forget that he is so smart and such a hard worker.

Read Story

Thumb 1518802940 2b9cbf59 62a0 4fd1 a45c 04b8aaebbccf

Who's Your One?

Submitted by julissa

i don’t only have one i have three my sister (20) and my two nieces (17&18) and i’m 17 it might sound weird that we’re all around the same age but those girls are my heart i would do anything for them, they inspire me everyday

Read Story

5

Who's Your One?

Submitted by julissa

my niece, she is 17 years old just like me it’s might sound weird that i’m an aunt and we’re both 17, but she is my bestfriend i love her so much

Read Story

Thumb 1518800708 randy

Believing in Me

Submitted by Kimberly Morlen

Yes, I know it would be an obvious choice for many to pick their spouse, but there is a reason my husband is the one. Four years ago, my husband was diagnosed with cancer. The diagnosis came about two weeks before our wedding day. I know he was scared as anyone would be, but he handled everything like a true hero. We...

Read Story

Thumb 1518799602 img 1804

Who's Your One?

Submitted by Efren L Carreño

My 'one' is my best friend Shaidy. She saw something in me when no one else did. She's always encouraging me to do my best. Weve known eachother for over 6 years but we have been through so much these past two years and we continue to comfort each other through all the difficult times.

Read Story