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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Kindness can bring us to our knees December 14, 2018 Have you ever bitten off more than you could chew? I’m not talking about the Christmas ham — I’m talking about a project you thought you could handle, but couldn’t. That’s ... Read More

How would you react to such a sweet gift? December 7, 2018 For the record, you should never do anything in front of children that you might find embarrassing when talked about in front of adults. When we go on vacation, I like ... Read More

Showing up with kindness helps soften the blow November 30, 2018 Sometimes it’s not the first blow that knocks us down, it’s the second or the third. We can hold it together for the initial bad news, but all too quickly comes ... Read More

Kindness rewrites people’s stories November 23, 2018 We never really know what someone’s going through, do we? The clerk at the grocery store who stands on her feet all day and then goes home to take care of ... Read More

The perfect love story is always filled with kindness November 16, 2018 I’m a sucker for a Hallmark movie. Love is in the air when the owner of a small-town bakery falls for the big-city developer who intends to shut her down, ... Read More

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