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Girl Scout cookies. Those three words breed some strange mix of excitement and anxiety deep inside my soul.

I love Girl Scout cookies. I’m always excited when I start hearing about them because it means spring is on the way.

But things have changed since I was a Girl Scout. Way back then, we put on our little Brownie vests, stomped up ... Read More

If the quickest way to man’s heart is through his stomach, then the quickest way to a mom’s heart is through her children.

Nothing melts my heart faster than someone showing kindness to my kids.

Rachel Heggen, a Fargo mom, must have been a puddle after meeting a very kind woman at the Fargodome. Here’s her story:

“My daughter, Abigail, had just turned ... Read More

Imagine if you could do one thing today that someone else would remember six decades from now.

It’s very possible that something you say or do, either positive or negative, will make such an impact on another person that he or she will remember it for years to come.

Don’t believe me? Ask Maxine Jeffries from Underwood, Minn. Here’s the letter she ... Read More

I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase, “What goes around comes around.” That seems to be especially true when it comes to acts of kindness.

Anna, from Fargo, goes out of her way to make other people feel special. Luckily, karma caught up with her.

“Hi, Nicole, I wanted to share a moment that has stayed with me. It has shown me how ... Read More

I like chocolate. A lot. In fact, I like chocolate almost as much as I like people who go out of their way to be kind. Maybe that’s why I like this story, sent in by Tina Kraft of Fargo, so much. It’s full of sweetness!

“Nicole, I am a wife and a mother to four wonderful sons and a disabled ... Read More

There’s a church in town giving away money. If the idea of eternal riches won’t get you through the door, then maybe cold, hard cash will.

Twice this past year, Ignite Church in Moorhead passed out a gift to its members. Each member got an envelope filled with cash – $10, $20, $50 or $100. But the cash wasn’t the ... Read More

Have you ever experienced one of those totally uncomfortable moments where everyone is standing around and no one knows quite what to say?

It’s happened to me … when my credit card is inexplicably denied at the grocery store. I want to shout to everyone in line behind me, “I PAY MY BILLS! I SWEAR!” but perhaps that month I had ... Read More

I love my kids. In fact, I love all kids. Especially the littlest ones, who see things that I used to see, but for some reason I miss now that I’m all grown up.

This story from Lana Schlecht, a dentist in Ellendale, N.D., reminds me that it often takes a child to see what the rest of us are missing.

“Dear ... Read More

Baby, it’s COLD … so today, my act of kindness is to remind you that even in Fargo, summer will make her triumphant return.

This story from Keith in north Fargo may not have warmed my toes, but it sure did warm my heart.

“On a warm Saturday afternoon in July, a young woman biked up to our door selling children’s books. ... Read More

Every year, Mother Nature seems to do her best to force us to show kindness to each other. Who knows how she will get to us this year, maybe a blizzard, maybe a flood, maybe both.

A north Fargo woman sent me this story, reminding me how nice it is to know that regardless of what comes our way, we can ... Read More