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 doesn’t need a response August 7, 2020

Can you believe some people aren’t huggers? I’m going through hug withdrawal thanks to COVID, but I know other people who are grateful for the physical distancing rules. I was speaking ...
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Don’t just think it, do it July 31, 2020

New friends, old friends — sometimes, we just need a friend. This past May, on my 45th birthday, I got a text from a high school friend. We keep up with ...
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Kindness creates COVID-proof marriages July 24, 2020

Does anyone else feel like marriage is a tricky thing during COVID-19? I say that only sort of jokingly. My husband and I had a conversation the other day about how ...
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Sharing our stories shows great kindness July 17, 2020

Have you ever been encouraged by someone else’s story? I bet you have. It’s a special brand of kindness to share our vulnerabilities because it reminds others in their scariest ...
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There is no ‘me you should be’ July 10, 2020

I love sharing stories of people going out of their way to help others. Or the ones where a person was having a bad day and kindness showed up just ...
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