be kind - how kindness changed my life

“Ah, kindness. What a simple way to tell another struggling soul that there is love to be found in the world.” – A.A. Malee

Kindness facts, based on research, posted by

  • Kindness makes us happier and more satisfied with life.
  • Kindness increases our energy levels and confidence.
  • Kindness is good for your heart.
  • Kindness improves your mood.
  • Kindness slows aging.
  • Kindness helps to reduce the effects of stress.
  • Kindness can change you mentally and physically in all sorts of positive ways.
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One act of kindness, by one person, can save a life. One act of kindness, by one person, can give someone hope. One act of kindness, by one person, can let someone know they matter.

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Megan Cohen / Team Grace Project

Megan Cohen, who is in recovery from opioid addiction, had been through 70 treatment centers, was homeless, and was in prison. Megan reports it was the kindness from complete strangers that planted the seed of hope, helping her to become a healthier and happier person. Because of this she began a non-profit, The Grace Project, that helps to restore grace and hope to those in need in Philadelphia by doing random acts of kindness for others.

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Paige Hunter

Paige Hunter left notes of positivity on a bridge to help anyone going through a mental health struggle. Her notes of hope have saved 28 lives. Thanks to Upworthy for the story.

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The Wimp

Here are 17 stories from “The Wimp” for how an act of kindness changed someone’s life. kindness - donut shares 20 stories of kindness life changing moments.

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Stories about kindness on Buzzfeed

We want to hear from you!

Please share with us how a kindness you did for someone else or someone did for you made a difference in your life. If you are inspired to write a lengthier post that would be great too! Or maybe you know of an organization or website that we should add to our lists. Please let us know, we always want to discover and share more kindness.

Banner photo by Joel Muniz