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 sees those who feel invisible February 21, 2020 They say you either had a good childhood or a good story to tell. Andrea Abbate, from Glendale, Calif., says she has the latter. Her childhood was terribly traumatic, but as ... Read More

“You have me” soothes hearts on Valentine’s Day February 14, 2020 Don’t cringe if you hate Valentine’s Day. Keep reading. I’m about to share an incredible lesson from a 6-year-old. Valentine’s Day is one of those holidays that is filled with expectations. ... Read More

Kindness counteracts bad behavior February 7, 2020 I think we’ve all witnessed people with bad behavior. I’m not talking about personal choices, I’m talking about treating someone poorly. It turns my stomach to see someone hurting someone else ... Read More

Greeting cards wow woman with intentional kindness January 31, 2020 Have you ever leaned into someone during a challenging season in that person’s life? Did you deliver a casserole or a plate of fresh-baked cookies? As the recipient of both casseroles ... Read More

Kids’ kindness delights grandparents January 24, 2020 Weigh in on this for me: Is it more fun to be a parent or grandparent? I feel like I might know the answer based on the letters I received recently ... Read More

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