Stories by LindaBurhans (3 matches)

The Kindness I See In The World

Kindness is a simple answer in a sometimes difficult and challenging world. I know that to be true. For a long time now it has been my mission to acknowledge and appreciate all people and to encourage others to do the same. When my 7 year old grand-daughter, Skylar, and I go out, we have a contest called “Who can make the most people smile. “ It makes for a wonderful glorious day. We will be walking in the supermarket and someone will be walking down the aisle with her head down. Skylar walks up to her and gives her a big smile. I watch her walk down the aisle, turn around and smile at Skylar again or perhaps smile at someone else. Kindness is a chain that pulls us all together. Anything that lifts another person is kindness. Every single act of kindness has a ripple effect.    In 2002, my dad had a series of strokes and other illness. At that ... Read Full Story >>

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Kindness Makes a Difference

Kindness is a simple answer in a sometimes difficult and challenging world. I know that to be true. For a long time now it has been my mission to acknowledge and appreciate all people and to encourage others to do the same. When my granddaughter Skylar, was young and we’d go out, we had a contest called “Who can make the most people smile. “ And we continue it today. It makes for a wonderful glorious day. We will be walking in the supermarket and someone will be walking down the aisle with her head down. Skylar walks up to her and gives her a big smile. I watch her walk down the aisle, turn around and smile at Skylar again or perhaps smile at someone else. Kindness is a chain that pulls us all together. Anything that lifts another person is kindness. Every single act of kindness has a ripple effect. ... Read Full Story >>

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Sidewalk Samaritans

For the past two years, a friend of mine has been battling cancer.  Every so often, when I have a little extra in my bank account, I send her a check.  The other day, she called me in tears.  She had lost one of the checks I sent her, along with an insurance check.  "I was having a hard day and decided to go out for a walk.  I was going to stop at the bank and, when I got there, the checks were missing from my pocket!" she cried.  "I looked everywhere, but I can't find them."  I told her not to worry, and that I would drop off another check that same day.  A couple of hours later, she called to tell me that two people had been on a walk and found the checks on the ground.  They had brought them to the police station, and, shortly after, an officer ... Read Full Story >>

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