Secret Angels Watch Over Those Who Need Them

A woman on my street recently lost her husband. Her three kids lost their dad. I’ve never met any of them, but I find myself thinking about what I could possibly do to let them know I care about the pain they are going through. What small gesture could I do that would really mean…
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Community Support Of One Helps Others

People have bad days. For some, it seems like life just keeps throwing them curve balls. That’s how Heather from Fargo feels sometimes. Last August, her home burned to the ground. Then in December, she bought a trailer home for $3,000, only to find out that the person she gave the money to wasn’t the…
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Neighbors Repay A Lifetime Of Kindness

What if kindness were cumulative and contagious? What if everything you did your entire life to or for another person all added up to how people treat you at the end of your life? That may not be so far from the truth. Lisa (Brustad) Rygg recently went through an experience with her mother, where…
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Sometimes Kindness Just Happens

I don’t think too many people wake up on a Saturday morning and say, “Today I am going to be kind.” I think sometimes, kindness just sort of happens. But I do believe that when it happens once, it’s likely to happen again, because as Daphne Meyers from Fargo writes, even if you didn’t set…
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Man Recalls Double Acts Of Kindness

If you moved out of the Fargo-Moorhead area, would you still read The Forum? I am constantly amazed by the number of people who write to me, saying they grew up in this community, have moved away, but still like to keep up on what’s happening here. Kevin Plummer is a great example of that.…
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