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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Who's Your One?

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...

Submitted by Coleen Crouch
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Teaching Kindness Beautifully

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...

Submitted by Jessica Anderson & Laurie Mason
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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...

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Who's Your One?

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...

Submitted by Kayleigh Thorstad
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Influencing the Next Generation

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...

Submitted by Michelle Zupan
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Learning to Leave My Mark

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...

Submitted by Steve
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Who's Your One?

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...

Submitted by Amanda
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Who's Your One?

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.

Submitted by Jose Bustamante
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Who's Your One?

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...

Submitted by Tania Lizette Venegas
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Who's Your One?

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...

Submitted by Esmeralda De Santiago
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Who's Your One?

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.

Submitted by chris
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Who's Your One?

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....

Submitted by Janette Sosa
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Who's Your One?

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.

Submitted by Melina Eloisa
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My Best Friend

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.

Submitted by Lorilyn Quijada
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Who's Your One?

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

Submitted by julissa
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Who's Your One?

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

Submitted by julissa
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Believing in Me

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...

Submitted by Kimberly Morlen
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Who's Your One?

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.

Submitted by Efren L Carreño
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Who's Your One?

I love my dog because when i was sad he licked my hand he was the example of kindness fore my wen i came to scool i saw a girl crying so i gabe her a hug and then she felt happy.

Submitted by Joselyn
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Who's Your One?

My friend Pancho asked me for a dollar for the bus after practice so instead of giving him one dollar i gave him two dollars just in case.

Submitted by Jose Vargas
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