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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Woman shares gratitude and kindness through shoeboxes November 20, 2020

I walked past the green and red shoeboxes and my heart caught just a little bit. I was in the middle of Hobby Lobby and my senses were overwhelmed with ...
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Community creates unity by embracing kindness November 13, 2020

Want to know one of the coolest things about living in a small town? When you call the mayor’s office, you actually get to talk to the mayor! The Mayor of ...
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Gospel Grandma makes music her legacy of kindness November 6, 2020

Some grandmothers cross-stitch or quilt beautiful gifts for their grandchildren as lasting reminders of their love. Not Paula Larsen. The 75-year-old great-grandmother recorded a gospel album to give her family ...
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Harvest 2020 is filled with kindness October 30, 2020

Being in South Dakota means I get to be surrounded by wide-open spaces. Most of those spaces are fields that grow the food my family and I so often take ...
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Being a connector leads to big kindness October 23, 2020

I went to middle and high school with a girl who always seemed to bound with energy. She was nice to everyone, which meant she was friends with everyone. Our paths ...
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