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 wins the day at “The Price is Right” April 19, 2019 I tease my husband that being on “The Price is Right” was more fun than my wedding night. Luckily, my husband has a sense of humor. Back in February, I traveled ... Read More

Picture kindness at the grocery store April 12, 2019 I am not a picture taker. That’s my mother-in-law. And my sister-in-law. Going on vacation with them is an exercise in patience because we are constantly stopping to pose. I was only ... Read More

Anonymous kindness matters greatly April 5, 2019 My husband and I drove the 90 minutes to the cancer center with no idea what to expect. We knew they were going to confirm I had breast cancer, but ... Read More

Kindness overflows during times of trouble, including during 1997 flood March 29, 2019 Shortly after we were married, my father gave Saul and me matching work boots. I remember being perplexed at the time. We didn’t live on a farm and I wasn’t known ... Read More

Kansas Kindness: What you look for is what you’ll see March 22, 2019 You know what’s better than one third-grade boy in the back seat of your car? Three third-grade boys in the back seat of your car. In the course of a 15-minute ... Read More

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