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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Shared talents increase everyone’s joy August 11, 2018 I went to a conference earlier this month that was basically a two-day party for people who love kindness. Every night, a few folks would stand up and share a ... Read More

Kindness proves the theory of relativity August 3, 2018 If it had rained one hot July day in 2011, I would not be writing this column. If I had felt too tired by depression to take my kids to the ... Read More

Train your brain to say ‘yes’ to kindness July 27, 2018 I think two might be my favorite age. Not for my own kids, but for other people’s kids. When my children were two, I was caught up in diapers and crushed ... Read More

Your kindness could save a life July 20, 2018 My brother saved a little boy’s life once. The boy was swimming and got out too deep. No one saw him go under except my brother. It happened more than 30 ... Read More

There is a Marcus in your life July 13, 2018 A letter came to my house the other day, but it wasn’t addressed to me. It was for a 12-year-old boy named Marcus. No return address and stamped at a post ... Read More

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