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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Volunteer With Your Church

my church has a program called road crew. we go out one Saturday of the month and give meals to the homeless. this is a great idea because the homeless can rely on at least one meal a week. it is so gratifying to see their faces light up when you give them their meal.

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Seeing Below The Surface

Twenty years ago when I was in prison, my job was that of a teacher. I was assigned to help a young 23 year-old-man who was very rowdy, angry, and completely out of control. Everyone called him all kinds of names and he was termed dangerous and a social outcast. Initially, he would not talk to me so I decided...

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One Way Out

I have a very brief story and photo to submit.  How do I submit it? Also how do I find my user name in the huge lisst below? ruth.varner@yahoo.com

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Klatzkin & Company is Making Random People Smile in NJ and PA

Klatzkin & Company LLP (Klatzkin), an accounting and consulting firm, has been making random people smile with its "85 Ways, 85 Days: Random Acts of Klatzkin" initiative in honor of the firm’s 85th anniversary throughout Mercer County, New Jersey, and Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where its two offices are located.

“We are having a lot of fun surprising people with a...

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Hey, You're Amazing!

I have suffered from depression and anxiety my whole life and until recently, I didn't know why. My childhood was rough. I was born to teen parents who didn't stay together long after I was born and my family, while I still tell myself had the best intentions, turned their focus away from the abusive situation my mother had brought...

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Random Acts of Kindness week at Harmony Science Academy

Our elementary school in Fort Worth, Texas, celebrated RAK week a week early due to scheduling issues. Each day we had a "theme" which was shared on the announcements. Monday was "All Kind Words" Day, Tuesday was "Look People in the Eye and Smile" Day, Wednesday was "Pick up Trash" Day, Thursday was "Share Notes of Kindness with Everyone" Day,...

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Focusing on Others

Valentine's Day of 2016 was extremely difficult for me. A few days before I had found out that my long-term boyfriend was sleeping with someone else and the relationship ended. I was feeling very sorry for myself on Valentine's Day. As I walked into the grocery store, there was a homeless man sitting in the parking lot holding a sign. His...

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Jetting Around The World

A few years ago, my husband and I started writing a series of childrens books called "Jett Around the World". The series is about a boy who travels to a different city in each book, with the intention of teaching kids about the world around them. What started as a business idea quickly evolved and the social worker in me urged us...

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So Today I just wanted to try something cool...

I tried something really cool and I hope it worked! Tiny Riiick!!!!

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Encouraging Her Journey

Have you ever come across someone who really made you smile? Someone who you really resonated with? I experienced this today and just had to share with everyone as I really believe we need to highlight these things in life.

Today I ran into such a wonderful person in a fast food restaurant in Mississauga, Ontario. I was out for...

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My Kind Valentine

Happy Valentine’s Day and Happy International Random Act of Kindness Week!  I've planned to combine the two and, being joined by my helpful nephew Callum, I have all the ingredients for the sweetest Valentine’s Day ever! I’ve been planning this ever since my Random Act of Christmas Kindness. One of my favourite kindness acts so far, I loved choosing what to...

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Taking It All For Granted

Yesterday was Valentine's Day and I woke up to -9 degrees outside. Scrolling through social media, I saw that a friend had posted about some things a homeless shelter needed. As I sat in my warm house, I became upset with myself for taking heat for granted. I got dressed and went right to the store. I took all the...

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Partnering in Kindness

Last December I decided that I needed to do more to spread kindness as the world around me seemed to be so filled with negativity and anger. So, I started a 2015 Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) group and my friends jumped on board. Every day for the month of December, we all found ways to spread kindness. Sometimes it...

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Honesty Matters

I was at the beach one day. When I came back to my car, I found a big white scratch down the side of it. There was a note on my windscreen apologising for it and providing the phone number of the person responsible. Just the note alone was enough for me to know what I was going to do....

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10 Kindness Ideas To Do With Your Kids

10 Random Acts of Kindness To Do With Your Kids



Celebrate #RAKWeek Feb 14-20 and do one of these pay-it-forward activities with your kiddos.

1. Surprise A Deserving Service-Worker: Think of someone in your community who deserves more...

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My first experience with RAK

February 14 - 20, 2016 is designated Random Acts of Kindness week. No, it's not another Hallmark creation to move RAK greeting cards, nor has Laura Secord launched a new line of choccies just in time for RAK. It's a creation brought to my attention by my cousin-in-law, Steffi Black.

Kate, Gabriel, Samuel, and I have been the recipients of...

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The Happiness Ninja

Early one morning in June 2015, I awoke with a fabulous idea: to buy a ninja costume, dress up in it, and conduct random acts of kindness on the streets. I did and continue to still do!

My first RAK was in Townsille, North Queensland, Australia. I handed out free bottles of water to people on top of Castle Hill,...

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RANDOM WORD OF KINDNESS by Donna Fentanes

Valentine’s Day is Sunday. Isn’t that a great holiday? A holiday dedicated to showing our loved ones how much they mean to us. We have St. Valentine, an early Christian martyr, to thank for it. His letter to a young girl, before he was executed, is one of the alleged origins of this day. Valentine’s Day, now, for the most...

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Breakfast for nolan

We woke up early when mommy and daddy were asleep. We were starving, so I would make a waffle for Nolan and a waffle for me.

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