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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Kind plumbers are priceless on holidays February 15, 2019 I can’t remember the exact year, but I remember the date: Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve. Saul and I were living in a little house in north Fargo and Jordan was ... Read More

143= I Love You February 8, 2019 Andy Smallman is a go-getter. He’s a teacher, and when he realized he didn’t like the way schools were educating students, he started a new one. It’s been up and running ... Read More

Carry encouraging words wherever you go February 1, 2019 Have you felt it? That overwhelming need to dispose of all clutter now that the holidays are over? I’ve cleaned out one closet and have about seven more to go. I’m ... Read More

Kindness is a healing balm January 25, 2019 My friend lost her dad just days after Christmas. I’ve never been in a situation where I needed to console a friend after a parent’s death, so I was on ... Read More

Kindness helps us embrace humanity January 18, 2019 Have you tired of your New Year’s resolution yet? Maybe you hoped to avoid the feeling of failure by not declaring one. That’s sort of the route I take. While I’m not ... Read More

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