You know what? Sometimes it’s easy to believe there is more bad in the world than good. That’s simply not true and we are out to prove it! Nicole’s Kindness is Contagious column has been running weekly in Forum Communications newspapers in North Dakota and Minnesota since 2011. People from all over the country (and one guy in Canada) have sent her stories of the acts of kindness they’ve committed and how great it made them feel or those times when they received a kind deed at just the right moment. When we share these stories as the giver, receiver or witness, we make kindness contagious!

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Unexpected delays are a good time to look for kindness June 21, 2019 It’s June, and yet if you happen to mention the past winter to anyone in North Dakota, you will still hear, “Uff da, the worst we’ve ever had.” Sometimes they follow ... Read More

Jessy’s Toy Box brings kindness to sick kids June 15, 2019 Have you ever heard of Jessy Haberman? Barb Haberman, a summer resident of Detroit Lakes, Minn., introduced me to the little boy whose kindness has truly become contagious. “Imagine yourself at ... Read More

Birthday kindness proves giving is the best present June 7, 2019 I celebrated my birthday at the beginning of May by asking people for ideas of little acts of kindness I could do on my big day. It was fun hearing about ... Read More

Sometimes kindness is a perfectly timed surprise May 31, 2019 In case you haven’t heard (because I only mention it every 15 minutes or so), I won a car on “The Price is Right.” I wish everyone could have something happen ... Read More

Kindness sees what others avoid May 24, 2019 My friend, Heather, died of cancer when we were 30. I remember walking through a deli with her when she was deep in the battle. I noticed how other people ... Read More

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