Girl Grasps Special Joys Of Giving

It’s that time of year. The toys that were brand new just a few weeks ago are quickly being forgotten. The favorites may find a special spot on the shelf, but the rest are stuffed under the bed or shoved into an already too-full closet of goodies. Some would say my children are spoiled. I…
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“North Dakota Nice” Found In Frisco

People in North Dakota are nice. But how nice are they when they leave the state for, say, Frisco, Texas? According to Candi, from Lisbon, “North Dakota Nice” travels. She sent me this letter to thank the random Bison fans who helped her out in a pinch. “I found out at the last minute that…
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Slow Down And Spread Some Kindness

How many times do we run into the same people over and over again and yet still never get to know them? Maybe you can tell me a lot about your hairdresser, but what about the man who rings you up every other week at the gas station? Or the woman who makes you coffee…
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Experiencing The Joy Of Unexpected Giving

A short conversation, a brief email, and a few giving hearts – I’ve found Kindness is Contagious through my friends. I was at a basketball game a few weeks ago when I ran into a friend with an interesting story. My friend started telling me about Mary, a woman she knows with uterine cancer. Mary…
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Students Find Rewards In Helping Others

I am so inspired by the kindness I see during the holiday season. At church, there is a tree covered with hats and mittens. At the YMCA, there is a nearly empty tree because people have taken all the name tags and are now out shopping for toys. At the grocery store, there is a…
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