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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Snowstorms lead to accidental kindness January 22, 2021

Last January, my husband made national news for accidentally making a really dumb decision. He’s a basketball coach, but instead of taking the team bus, he braved the snow in ...
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Kindness doesn’t take more than you have to give January 15, 2021

True kindness doesn’t take more than you have to give. While it might leave us empty-handed, it never leaves us empty-hearted. I learned that five years ago when I was diagnosed ...
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Family puts away the tree, but not the kindness ornament January 8, 2021

How anxious are you to get the tree down once Christmas is over? Are you one of those people who says, “Time for spring! Let’s move on!” — or are ...
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Resolve to say something kind January 1, 2021

How many times do you think some ugly or disagreeable thought and manage to keep it to yourself? Good job! It’s better to button our lips when we know what ...
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Christmas kindness stays with us long after the holidays December 25, 2020

I’ve noticed something over the past nine years of writing this column. Acts of Christmas kindness seem to have a special ability to stay with us throughout years and even ...
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