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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Drive-thru regular teaches us about kindness August 16, 2019 I love froufrou coffee drinks, but I’m too cheap to buy them. Instead, I just add enough cream and sugar to my plain black java to make it taste like ... Read More

Kindness fuels a little girl’s run August 10, 2019 My daughter Jordan’s love for running began when she was in about second grade. She would lace up her little shoes and run around the block — twice. At one point ... Read More

Free phone line spreads message of kindness August 3, 2019 Friends are great. They pull us out of our comfort zones and can rope us into almost anything — especially things we wouldn’t be brave enough to do on our ... Read More

Mason’s superheroic mission lives on July 27, 2019 The heart of a child often sees and feels things we miss as adults. That’s why I’ve been highlighting how kids’ kindness is contagious this month. I’d like to introduce you ... Read More

Kids’ coins help recycle kindness July 20, 2019 I learned something recently about my 13-year-old son. It turns out the tough guy has a deep streak of nostalgia. Charlie spent the first 10 years of his life in Fargo. ... Read More

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