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.
My father Gale is 82 years old now. I recently learned about his random act of kindness that happened more than 60 years ago. I wept as my mother told me the story.
She began, "You know your father will never tell you this, but I want you to know when you and your sister were...Read Story
My name is James. I’m 27 years old and a Development Practitioner living in Mzuzu, Malawi.
My career involves working with people in rural communities. Most of the people I work with are poor and live on less than a dollar a day. All of my childhood life, I wished to work as a banker. However all this changed...Read Story
Kindness saved me. A person took me in when I was sixteen and for the first time in my life, I was safe. She didn’t have to do this; she received no compensation for taking me in, and I wasn’t very nice. I was a hostile, untrusting, and malicious teenage girl because that’s how I had survived. Those few months...Read Story
When I graduated from college, I dreamed of being a television news reporter.
Having no experience, I had to start small at a dinky little cable station in Naples, Florida, a town I had never heard of before. I put my time in covering sea turtle rescues and unknown celebrities until I finally got my big break in the form of...Read Story
My whole life has been dedicated to the search for meaning in chaos.
My life has been a voyage for the one true way to enlightenment, to recovery, to being well, to find inner peace, and to fit. It comes from growing up in a complex family dynamic (or to put it another way a family that was well...screwed up)....Read Story
My name is Peggy Filer and I’m a high school health teacher near Seattle, Washington.
Fifteen years ago, two of my students asked me to be the advisor of their new Random Acts of Kindness Club and I said yes. I asked what we would be doing and they laughed and said they didn’t know; they were RANDOM acts,...Read Story
One afternoon, my friends and I were painting a banner for our high school homecoming in the hallway but kept having to go inside of the girl’s bathroom to wash off our messy brushes. I noticed a girl standing in the bathroom quietly sobbing to herself. Everyone kept passing this girl, pretending she wasn't even there. I myself had spent...Read Story
About 6 years ago, I was on a plane next to a woman who was relentlessly energetic and fidgety. I was tired and wanted to take a nap. But before I could go into “ignore mode,” she tapped me on the shoulder to introduce herself.
“Hi, my name is Helga!”
We got to talking and eventually it came up that...Read Story
My name is Abby and I'm 8 years old.
I care about helping people in need. One simple way I think someone can add kindness to the world is by giving to the homeless or needy. When you do something like this you get a tingly feeling that I call “the kindness feeling”.
The kindness feeling is my favorite feeling ever....Read Story
My name is Sarah, and I teach the most awesome middle schoolers around!
In addition to teaching language arts, I have the honor of supervising our school’s Kindness Club. The Kindness Club is a student-created organization devoted to spreading messages of love and positivity around our school.
One of my favorite Kindness Club initiatives has been the addition of a daily...Read Story
When I was younger, I thought that kindness was an individualistic thing. I figured that I could just give what I thought others wanted and I would be handed a one-way ticket to Happyville. This thought process was drastically altered when I was diagnosed with clinical depression. It became obvious that what I needed, as everyone does, was the ability...Read Story
Mark Twain said, “Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” To me, kindness is important because when I am kind, I feel good and my life has meaning.
Kindness is the ability to enrich the lives of others. It can be expressed though a smile, a kind word, or a helping hand. Sometimes,...Read Story