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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A smile and a wave lead to kindness September 25, 2020

I have this thing about waving. I love to do it. I get such a kick out of smiling and waving and seeing total strangers wave back. I think I ...
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Staying in the moment creates ground for kindness September 18, 2020

How in tune are you with what’s happening around you? Do you walk into the grocery store while texting on your phone? (I’m guilty.) When you walk out of that store, ...
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Be a big fan of kindness September 11, 2020

I remember my son at age 2 meeting his first celebrity. Belle wore a beautiful tufted yellow dress, and although there were hoards of people waiting for her attention, in ...
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Girls use the heat to create kindness September 4, 2020

Will someone please remind me of this crazy-hot weather when the snow is swirling and it’s 30 degrees below zero this winter? Living in the Dakotas creates a sort of seasonal ...
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Noticing kindness makes all the difference August 28, 2020

Heather Brebaugh is a magnet for kindness. She sees it everywhere she goes, and where she doesn’t see it, she creates it. She reminds me of something I’ve learned over the ...
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