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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Kindergarten kindness goes round and round April 16, 2021

When my son was in kindergarten, his teacher allowed me to sneak into the classroom once a week to talk about kindness with the kids. It was the most difficult and ...
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Kindness makes the ordinary extraordinary April 9, 2021

Isn’t it fun when we’re just going about life as usual and kindness steps in to make the day special? That happened recently to a woman in Wisconsin who shared this ...
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Kindness is like an Easter egg hunt March 31, 2021

Every once in a while I want to borrow a small child. I don’t need to keep them, I already have three of my own. I just need a little ...
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Go old school with your kindness March 26, 2021

Every community has its prominent figures, and Aberdeen, S.D., is no different. Don Meyer is a legendary basketball coach in these parts. In fact, there is a marble bust of Don ...
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Kindness makes us visible March 19, 2021

I drank a lot during the first 10 years of my marriage. What started out as a social pastime became a coping mechanism. My husband is a college basketball coach, so ...
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