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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Take Some Time To Write A Letter Of Love

I wanted to give my children something really valuable for Christmas this year. I wanted to write down why I love them so they will always remember. I thought this would be an easy gift to give, but in writing this letter to my children, I’ve discovered it’s really difficult to put into words why…
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Nuns, Children Find Kindness In Fargo

By Nicole Phillips  There’s something about being kind and being grateful that work together in my mind. I haven’t figured it all out, but it seems that the best way to repay people for stepping out of their comfort zones and helping others is to show them that their actions matter.  People don’t necessarily do…
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