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Acts of Kindness

WATCH: Motorcyclist Rescues Coffee Cup

Posted 07.09.2013 | Good News

It's happened to the best of us. You leave the house in a rush and inadvertently leave your cup atop your car or, in one woman's case, the back bumper...

LOOK: Man Inspires Neighbors With Daily Chalkboard Messages

Posted 06.28.2013 | Good News

"One simple hello could change everything." That's just one of the dozens of messages Ayden Byle has to offer his neighbors. But he doesn't tell th...

LOOK: Parking Official's Act Of Kindness Has Big Effect

Posted 06.12.2013 | Good News

Here's an act of kindness to make your day a little better. Redditor SpaceMonkey9001 posted a photo of two notes -- one from a person locked out of...

57 Simple Ways to Make Someone's Day

Amy Neumann | Posted 08.02.2013 | Impact
Amy Neumann

Recently, I ran across something that got me thinking again about the beauty of a simple kindness. And about the astonishing power and positive impact even the smallest kind word or deed can have on someone's day -- or life.

5 Ways To Develop A Superpower (No, Really!)

HeartMath LLC | Posted 07.24.2013 | Healthy Living
HeartMath LLC

Maybe you're not leaping tall buildings in a single bound, but remember your care, kindness and love have the power to transform many things. Cultivate your heart coherence and you'll be surprised by the number of things in a day that you can improve for yourself and others.

The Joy in Life Is in Giving

Dr. Debbie Magids | Posted 07.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Debbie Magids

I'm naturally a giver. But I don't take credit for it. It's not something I had to work at, it came naturally. It was imparted to me -- my legacy from my parents. I was pre-programmed to attend to the needs of others and do what I can to make them feel as good as possible.

Wonder Alert: August 2004

Robert G. Zuckerman | Posted 07.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert G. Zuckerman

Over 300 billion known breaths were taken and there were an estimated several trillion heartbeats. Be on the look out and report all acts of wonder to everybody.

Homeless Man's Plea For Dignity Inspires Outpouring Of Kindness

Posted 04.25.2013 | Chicago

Updated story As one of Chicago's more than 105,000 estimated homeless citizens, Ronald Davis' story of struggling to survive on the streets may no...

What Can You and I Learn From the Boston Marathon?

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 06.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

While I'd like to think that I'd never intentionally hurt anyone, I know I have done so, more than I'll ever know. I believe that if each of us follow Martin Richard's plea -- "no more hurting people" -- at a whole new level, the world will be a safer place.

The Surprise Visit That Cheered Up One Bullied Teen... (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Krystie Yandoli | Posted 04.15.2013 | Teen

There's nothing like a surprise visit from a hometown hero to put a smile on someone's face. For 13-year-old Deandre Losero, that's exactly what h...

22 Acts of Kindness for My 22nd Birthday

Serena Lee | Posted 06.15.2013 | Impact
Serena Lee

A few friends told me that by thinking about kindness, they began to change the way they lived their lives. I hope that we always continue to be kind.

Why This Teen Donated His Own Money To A Complete Stranger... (VIDEO)

Posted 04.03.2013 | Teen

Last month, 14-year-old Artem Smao was selling newspaper subscriptions to fundraise a trip to Tahoe, a popular West Coast ski destination. In a twist ...

Take a Swing on HooplaHa's #GivingVine

HooplaHa | Posted 05.27.2013 | Good News
HooplaHa

HooplaHa - Life with a Smile is back in action with a new campaign that showcases good deeds everywhere! The #GivingVine is an ambitious social engage...

10 Lab-Tested Ways To Inspire Random Acts Of Kindness

Posted 03.14.2013 | OWN

By Jena Pincott Want to inspire random acts of kindness? Click through the slideshow below for some ideas. Keep in touch! Check out Huff...

Why She's Doing 89 Random Acts of Kindness

The Huffington Post | Krystie Yandoli | Posted 03.07.2013 | Teen

When Samantha Manns' great-grandmother passed away, the 18-year-old knew she wanted to do something to honor her memory. The teen decided to do 89 ran...

WATCH: Good Samaritans Help Ailing Elderly Man

Posted 02.27.2013 | Fifty

In a world filled with gun violence, abuse and senseless wars, it is nice to hear stories about good Samaritans lending helping hands to their neighbo...

The Love Tank Is Never Empty

Barbara Berezowski | Posted 04.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Barbara Berezowski

Let your actions be that ray of sunshine in someone's day. When you have a passion for life and you are feeling good, it is so easy to be generous with that emotion. Love, in all its forms, is meant to be shared.

Generosity Day 2013: A Million Acts of Generosity

Sasha Dichter | Posted 04.16.2013 | Good News
Sasha Dichter

We need to create more space for generosity in our lives. On Generosity Day you have permission to dip your toe in the water of generosity for the first time; or if the urge strikes you, you can be absurdly kind, foolishly caring, outlandishly giving.

7 Ways to Love Your Body (and Yourself) This Valentine's Day

Jill S. Brown | Posted 04.14.2013 | Los Angeles
Jill S. Brown

No matter how long you've been in a relationship with someone else, the longest relationship you'll have in this life is the one you have with yourself.

Don't Set Out to Change the World -- Just Do the Next Right Thing

Robin O'Bryant | Posted 03.24.2013 | Parents
Robin O'Bryant

The girls played in the yard, but their restlessness and whining was gone. I could tell they felt satisfied -- the way you do when you've done something for someone other than yourself -- and they were made more content by the sunshine and crisp, cold air.

How One Student Is Making His Whole School Happier (VIDEO)

Posted 01.04.2013 | Teen

To combat bullying and boost positivity at his school, one student is going online and posting compliments on Twitter about many of his classmates. Hi...

My Gas Station Saint

Laura Munson | Posted 03.02.2013 | Fifty
Laura Munson

Two seconds ago I was in a twin set and khakis, fresh from the gym, with exfoliated skin and lunch plans. Now I am one beaten-up Suburban away from bag lady with no buttons to push, and only an accelerator from which to hope for power.

Love, Not Fear, After Newtown

Homa Sabet Tavangar | Posted 02.25.2013 | Religion
Homa Sabet Tavangar

What I've witnessed following this recent tragedy convinces me that the social and spiritual ills encircling our world can be solved through concerted efforts at dialogue, inclusion and compassion. Try love, not fear, not cursing the darkness -- or shooting at it.

Price Check on Kindness, Lane Four, Please

Rob White | Posted 02.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Rob White

The elderly woman was about to leave with her bagged items, and the conveyor belt was moving. I quickly reached into my wallet, took out a 10-spot, and touched the elderly woman on her arm. "Excuse me, ma'am, I think you dropped this."

Be an Angel: In Tribute to Newtown

Rabbi Daniel Cohen | Posted 02.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Rabbi Daniel Cohen

We are angels on earth who touch and are touched. In a time of darkness, we can be the vehicle for light. Intuitively, every one of us wants to leave the world a better and brighter place. Those that died last week live in us and through us.