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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Snowstorm brings kindness upon kindness December 6, 2019 I feel sorry for people who live in warm climates. They never get to experience the incredible kindness that comes in the middle of a massive snowstorm. Over Thanksgiving weekend, my ... Read More

Mashed potatoes and kindness matter November 29, 2019 I grew up with a second family. The Balkanskys took me in when I was in eighth grade and they still haven’t let me go. I traveled with them on vacations ... Read More

Biking community comes through with kindness November 22, 2019 TRAM (The Ride Across Minnesota) is a five-day bicycle ride that raises money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. While I love the idea of being active for a great ... Read More

Grandmother has good reason to be proud of grandson’s kindness November 15, 2019 Have I ever mentioned I have the happiest email inbox of anyone in the world? Seriously. Who else gets messages each day telling them about all the good things going on ... Read More

Compliments to a weary mom prove kindness is contagious November 8, 2019 Have you ever been on one of those vacations that requires an additional vacation just to recover? My dear friend, Ann, celebrated a special wedding anniversary with a trip to Europe ... Read More

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