“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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Unexpected Acts Of Kindness Fall Into Our Laps

  I love it when life knocks you over the head. That happened to me this week. I was struggling to write this column. I have a few other things going on in my life: my husband was out of town, I took my kids to Minneapolis for the weekend, my husband came home, I…
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