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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Silent Auction Opens Gateway for Giving June 22, 2018 Just when Darcy Barry should have been enjoying her senior year of high school and looking forward to future adventures, life threw her a fast-pitch curveball. On Dec. 23, 1981, she ... Read More

Boy serves kindness with a side of chicken June 15, 2018 When my son started bringing home information about his sixth-grade graduation, I thought it was cute. There would be a ceremony and a class party and even some donated prizes. Then ... Read More

Kindness crosses a variety of comfort zones June 8, 2018 I’m a pretty outgoing person. There are certainly things that heighten my anxiety, but talking to strangers isn’t one of them. I have to remember that just because my comfort zone ... Read More

One Kind Compliment Changes the Evening June 5, 2018 Twenty-one years ago, I met a woman with a beautiful face and an even more beautiful spirit. Her name was Kelly Roarke and she was Miss Rhode Island 1997. I was ... Read More

Kindness is the Real Showstopper June 5, 2018 Saul and I were young parents when the circus came to town. Only two of our three children had been born, and with both of them under the age of ... Read More

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