Posts Tagged ‘kindness’

Small acts of kindness, not great speeches, show God’s love best Comments 0

Thursday, June 14th, 2018
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God shows his love, not with great speeches, but with simple, tender acts of charity, Pope Francis said. “When Jesus wants to teach us how a Christian should be, he tells us very little,” the pope said, but he shows people by feeding the hungry and welcoming the stranger. Celebrating Mass in the chapel of Read more

Checkout operator pays for customer’s groceries Comments 0

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

Manuella Andersen was waiting in line at the Huntly Countdown when she noticed the woman in front of her was tentatively putting items through the checkout. “She was picking her groceries out of her trolley one by one at the same time as having them scanned to see what the total was and if she could afford Read more

Parenting today Comments 0

Thursday, April 19th, 2018
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Worrying about possible drug use, alcohol abuse and drunk driving; concerns about smoking and vaping; pushing kids too hard to succeed in school and at sports; providing a home and financial support; paying attention to grades and schoolwork; getting them to eat healthy and go to church or temple or simply disconnect and get outside… Read more

St Peter’s student gives kind messages to strangers on train Comments 0

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

A St Peter’s College, Auckland, student has been handing out positive messages to commuters because he wants to change the culture of isolation on Auckland’s trains and get people talking to each other. Tainui Singh-Clark, 16, has been giving the handwritten messages to strangers since earlier this year, leaving smiles in his wake. Read more Read more

Without the power of kindness, we are doomed Comments 0

Friday, November 4th, 2016

If there is an irrepressible human trait it’s the determination, against all odds, to reconnect. Though governments seek to atomise and rule, we will keep finding ways to come together. Our social brains forbid any other outcome. They urge us to reach out, even when the world seems hostile. This is the conclusion I draw Read more

Black officer helps racist demonstrator Comments 0

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Amid angry demonstrations over the US Confederate flag, a quiet gesture of human kindness unfolded on the steps to South Carolina’s Statehouse. A white man overcome by the sweltering heat and wearing a Nazi swastika on his T-shirt was escorted to rest and shelter by a black man wearing an officer’s uniform. That man in Read more

Boy begged mum to buy homeless man a meal Comments 0

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

A young Alabama boy brought a group of Waffle House diners to tears when he asked his mother to buy dinner for a homeless man he saw outside – and then sang a blessing with him at the table. Ava Faulk said her son Josiah Duncan, 5, wouldn’t stop asking her questions when he spotted Read more

Fraud victim dumbfounded by kindness Comments 0

Friday, November 4th, 2011

A fraud victim, who is a pensioner that lost half her savings, says she is “dumbfounded” by the response to her plight, which has resulted in strangers insisting on sending her money.

Alola Frederickson, 73, became the face of the Hibernian Credit Union fraud last week, after she delivered a short victim-impact statement in Wellington District Court during the sentencing of Susan Terri Hagai.

 

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Thursday is Random Acts of Kindness Day Comments 0

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

Thursday September 1 has been declared Random Acts of Kindness Day. This year marks its 7th anniversary. RAK Day is all about people doing kind things for others – for no reason at all. To lift the kindness temperature in our country, step out of our comfort zone and do something randomly kind for a Read more